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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 the San Joaquin Valley 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 San Joaquin Valley. Parent University offers course curriculum in English, Spanish, Punjabi and Hmong, and includes the following classes: Digital Literacy I, Digital Literacy II, English I, English II, 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.


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