Welcoming Our New Production Apprentices!

We recently welcomed three new Production Apprentices to the CMAC Team! Joining us from the One Fresno Youth Jobs Corps Program, Faith, Lor and Alex dove into the exciting world of Community Media back in March and have helped us with everything from production to member support around CMAC. Next time you’re around, don’t forget to say hi!

Alex Delgado

Alex has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Fresno State. He’s also a two-time AmeriCorps alumni of the California Emergency Response Corps – under the California Volunteers office of the governor of California. Working at CMAC has allowed Alex to expand his role as an artist, by editing people’s creations.

“Being at CMAC and helping people tell their stories in a way that no other collaborative space does, is inspiring and I’m here for it!”

Faith Briones

Born and raised in Tulare County Faith grew up doing photo shoots and videos with friends which led to her curiosity in film. She’s had opportunities to be in front of the camera but is now excited to learn the whole magic behind storytelling and everything that comes with video production and behind the camera.

“CMAC is a great opportunity to learn about Fresno and the voices here in the Central Valley through community media.”

Lorkiatong Vang

Born and raised in Fresno, Lorkiatong graduated from Fresno State with a degree in Marketing. He looks forward to learning the different aspects of video production and shedding some light on Fresno!

“Growing up Hmong in the Central Valley; a mixing pot of culture. It felt like the Hmong community had a small voice in which it could be lost at any moment. When I came across CMAC and their mission of ’empower(-ing) community voices through media literacy, civic engagement, cultural understanding, and creative expression’, it really spoke to me.”

About the Program

The One Fresno Youth Jobs Corps Program offers youth the opportunity to gain work experience in various departments at the City of Fresno and with community partners like CMAC.

Assignments can range from working in an office setting to outdoors in the field, all while working alongside professional staff to best serve Fresno.

Entry-level employment in City government and career paths for upward mobility.

  • Remove barriers of vulnerable residents for training and employment within the City of Fresno
  • Provide job training, and mentorship through existing partnerships
  • Provide tools for success in future employment at the City of Fresno or other organizations
  • Provide a living wage for fellows throughout the program

One Fresno Youth Jobs Corps is focused on hiring youth that face barriers such as:

  • Difficulty finding employment
  • Are low-income
  • Are unemployed and/or out of school
  • Are or were justice-involved
  • Are in or transitioning from foster care
  • Are engaged with the mental health or substance abuse