Mission and Goals
Our organization’s mission is to make El Dorado Park (EDP) a beautiful neighborhood, free of crime, where people can live safely. We are dedicated to improving the lives of the EDP children and families. Our 2017 strategic goals include: to support the systematic adoption, implementation, and evaluation of successful programs that honor our mission and goals.
The El Dorado Park Neighborhood is an ethnically diverse and vibrant community located in Council District Four in Central East Fresno, adjacent to the California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) and generally bound by E. Barstow Avenue on the north, Bulldog Lane on the south, N. Sixth Street to the east and N. Fourth Street to the west. The neighborhood encompasses approximately 30 acres and 47 properties of mostly multi-family residential apartments.
Two major community organizations flank each end of the neighborhood: Stone Soup at the south end along Bulldog Lane and Wesley United Methodist Church north of E. San Ramon Avenue.
The area was first developed as affordable housing for Fresno State students, but has deteriorated over the past 15-20 years. Today, a majority of the student population has been replaced by low-income families and individuals seeking affordable housing.
El Dorado Park Community Development Corporation
The EDPCDC was first formed in the fall of 2010 following the commission of the El Dorado Park Neighborhood Plan developed by the City of Fresno. We are a 501(c)3 recognized community benefit organization created to work for the revitalization of El Dorado Park.
Since our inception our board members have contributed significant experience in areas such as real estate, banking, finance, administration and research. They are also stakeholders in the neighborhood from institutions such as California State University of Fresno and Wesley United Methodist Church and included residents and property owners in El Dorado Park.
The El Dorado Park Community Development Corporation brings public and private resources together to provide programs, offer services and engages in activities that promote and support the community.
Read the El Dorado Park Neighborhood Plan (2009)