Gay Central Valley

aka Fresno LGBT Community Center   |   Fresno, CA   |  http://www.gaycentralvalley.org
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Mission

Gay Central Valley exists to contribute to and enrich the cultural life of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons, their families, friends and supporters in California's Central Valley. The organization's goals are to create awareness, educate and develop in the Central Valley the diversity of cultural expression in the LGBT community. Along with informing and promoting cultural events in the Central Valley, the organization has as one of its purposes the education of the public about the history, contributions and diversity of the LGBT community, especially in the Central Valley.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Central Valley of California remains a conservative landscape, but times are changing. Gay Central Valley reaches out consistently across the aisle to all communities in order to bridge the gap to the LGBT community. It's a daily effort and we need your help to expand our reach. Please consider donating to this all volunteer nonprofit today to help us continue our vital work.

Ruling year info

2009

President

Mr. Chris Jarvis

Main address

1213 E Princeton Avenue

Fresno, CA 93704 USA

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EIN

26-4218296

NTEE code info

Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Cultural Competency Training

The goal of our Cultural Compentency program is to educate others about the LGBT Community. This includes terminology, identity, unique risk factors and intersectionality. We do this in a specialized program geared toward the group we are presenting to. This may include a coming out panel, LGBT history, youth program, etc. We are able to provide the service free of charge if required, but we appreciate a donation of $100 to cover travel, matericals, printing, etc. Each group will recieve CCT packages and a complete, personalized binder of materials to keep on hand.

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Gay Central Valley works to provide resources, education and recognition to the underserved LGBT Community in the Central Valley of California. Our main purpose is to facilitate access to LGBT community members in order to allow them to meet their full potential. By providing physical locations, such as the Fresno and Merced LGBT Community Centers, we hope to be a bridge between the LGBT community and the greater community at large.

Our two main projects, the Fresno and Merced LGBT Community Centers, are vital to providing access to the LGBT communities in those locations. Through our LGBT Centers we are able to provide a safe space for the community to come together for education, collaboration and resources.

Gay Central Valley works with all other LGBT and allied organizations in the Central Valley to expand our connections and to strengthen our ablity to meet the needs of community members.

We have a strong presence through social media and our various websites in order to maintain a consistent presence in the community.

With programs such as The Rainbow Delegation, we reach across the aisle to the allied and international community to expand our support system.

Since our inception in 2009 Gay Central Valley has worked diligently to utilize all the tools possible to meet our goals. We operate several websites and participate in various platforms on social media.

Gay Central Valley and the Fresno LGBT Community Center are operated and staffed by an all volunteer work force. Our leaders have been involved in the LGBT Community here for almost a decade.

When we first opened the Fresno LGBT Community Center, traffic was low. Now, almost six years later, we have expanded our open hours to five days a week, with various LGBT interests being met on various days. We have an ever growing free media lending library. Starting in late 2012 we began to table at non-LGBT themed resource fairs and events, making our presence known to groups that do not normally have information about LGBT resources in the Central Valley. By doing that, we've seen a marked interest from those who would otherwise have never knows about the community in Fresno and the Central Valley. We now have a consistent level of phone and email inquiries as well as a healthy walk in presence at the Center. We are now consistently contacted by state and national groups to partner with them on various projects and events. Media all across the Central Valley use regularly as media contacts.

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Gay Central Valley

Board of directors
as of 04/29/2019
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Board co-chair

Mr. Chris Jarvis

Gay Central Valley

Term: 2012 -


Board co-chair

Mrs. Kaylia Metcalfe Armstrong

Gay Central Valley

Term: 2011 -

Kaylia Metcalfe-Armstrong

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes