Craig School of Business
Sustainable Development Goal 1: No Poverty
Ending poverty is a fundamental first step to creating a sustainable world. Fresno State is committed to fighting poverty among our student body, in our community and region, and in the wider world.
Fresno State's academic mission is boldly educate and empower students for success. An education at Fresno State is for many students the key to accessing the tools and opportunity to lift themselves from poverty.
Fresno State is particularly committed to providing educational opportunities to including people with disabilities, indigenous people, migrant workers and first-generation students, students who are unhoused and in need of food and shelter, and people of underserved communities, underrepresented minorities and sexual identities.
Fresno State Anti-Poverty Initiatives
The Fresno State Food Security Project was launched in 2014 to support students who may be experiencing food insecurity or other challenges that could inhibit their academic success. Initiatives included in the Project are the Amendola Family Student Cupboard, CalFresh nutrition assistance program application assistance, and nutrition education and budgeting workshops. The Student Cupboard is a free food and hygiene pantry (including diapers) for current Fresno State students and is funded by monetary as well as food and hygiene donations.