Bridging CalFresh and Employment

CWDA Conference/Symposium Presentation
Fresno Bridge Academy

The Fresno Bridge Academy is Fresno County’s CalFresh Employment and Training (E&T) Program, an 18-month employment program that helps bridge qualified and motivated individuals to services such as job placement and vocational training. The Fresno Bridge Academy was recently selected as one of just 10 national SNAP E&T pilots that have been tasked with testing new E&T interventions, program replicability/scalability, and informing public policy. During this session, Fresno Bridge Academy leaders shared the program’s efforts and progress, as well as offer information on how other counties and organizations can use this model to bring similar services to other areas of need throughout the state.

The Fresno Bridge Academy: Bridging CalFresh and Employment

  • Arasely Rosas, Program Manager, Fresno Bridge Academy
  • Luis Santana, Executive Director, Fresno Bridge Academy
  • Pete Weber, Founder, Fresno Bridge Academy