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Foundation for Central Schools

Address, phone, and contact information

Mailing Address:  4605 N. Polk, Fresno, CA 93722

Phone: 559-274-4700; FAX: 559-271-8200


Board Members:

Joe Doyland, Chairman

Richard Atkins

Dr. Daniel Casey Gray

Devon Kizirian

Yvonne Sanchez, Vice-Chair

Mark G. Sutton

Taryn Yribarren

Wendy Yribarren


To donate to the programs funded by the Foundation for Central Schools, please click on the button below:

The Mission

The mission of the Foundation for Central Schools is to support student development by encouraging community investment and involvement in our four pillars of academics, athletics, agriculture and the arts.

Our major donors include: 

Janessa Ramirez Scholarship Reception


April 1, 2017

Yribarren Winery


 Please join us for an evening of wine tasting & dinner, celebrating our 2017 scholarship recipients and remembering a very special young lady, Janessa Ramirez.


 For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please email: foundation4central@gmail.com or contact Wendy Yribarren at 559-285-6122. 

Ag Day

Autism Awareness Week

Holiday Joy

State of the District

Coats for Kids

Coats for Kids

Janessa Ramirez Scholarship

In 2015, Janessa Ramirez was standing in front of a laundromat with her mother when she was killed in the crossfire of a gang dispute. She was struck by a stray round fired from several hundred yards away and died on January 18, 2015.  She was a 4th grader from Steinbeck Elementary in Central Unified School District.

To honor and remember Janessa, the Foundation for Central Schools adopted the Janessa Ramirez Scholarship Program and is committed to awarding six $2500 scholarships annually.  During the 2015 State of the City address, Mayor Ashley Swearengin presented Stacey Ramirez with a Key to the City and announced Central’s new scholarship program in her daughter’s name.

If you would like to partner with the Foundation on this scholarship, please e-mail the Foundation President, Joe Doyland:  joed@myeecu.org 

News stories on the Janessa Ramirez Scholarship:

ABC30 clip on Janessa Ramirez Scholarship 2016

KSEE24 clip on Janessa Ramirez Scholarship 2016

Janessa Ramirez Scholarship

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Summer Library