Fresno State Parent University
The Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) at Fresno State via its initiative, San Joaquin Valley Rural Development Center, engages parents and community members from throughout California in Fresno State's Parent University program. Parent University facilitates economic growth through various comprehensive courses and technical assistance workshops that are taught on campus and/or at several community sites throughout the California. Parent University offers course curriculum in English, Spanish, Punjabi, Triqui, Mixtec and Hmong, and includes the following classes: Digital Literacy (I, II, III & IV), Financial Literacy (I & II), Social and Emotional Wellness, English Conversation (I & II), Spanish Conversation (I & II), Pathway to College, Health & Wellness, and Parenting Skills. These courses are intended to build capacity in communities by training and hiring local instructors and empowering participants to develop new socioeconomic opportunities for themselves and their communities.