Mission

To connect churches and other community partners with elementary schools, and equip them to serve through their active presence in every neighborhood.

Vision

To see our city holistically engaged, so our schools are supported, children excel, families are healthy and whole, and our communities thrive.

Partnership Map

This map displays our current ENP Partnerships. Click the icon on the top left of the map to view various layers such as:

  • School Ratings
  • Concentrated Poverty Levels
  • Council Districts
  • City Limits
  • Parks
  • School Police Chaplain Sites

Our History

September of 2002, a group of city leaders connected a few churches with elementary schools in central Fresno. The primary purpose was to provide an outlet where the students at these schools could interact with positive role models during the weekend. It also provided an opportunity for volunteers from these churches to build relationships with the students.

As volunteers spent more time in these communities they became aware of two specific issues. First, the test scores of the students were consistently in the bottom end of all the elementary schools in Fresno Unified. Second, the percentage of the families living at or below the poverty line was higher than most communities in the city.

What started out as a small sports program evolved into a ministry that addressed these issues, including literacy, mentoring and community outreach events. Volunteers from the church became more connected to the neighborhood while discovering many opportunities to be involved in the lives of the community. Other churches began asking about these partnerships and how they might do something similar.

Every Neighborhood Partnership (ENP) was formed in January 2008 with a desire to see ministries like these replicated throughout the city.

Our Staff

Artie Padilla Executive Director

Artie was born and raised in Fresno, and attended college in LA before returning to Fresno. He is passionate about serving the Church and seeing Christians grow in their faith by finding their calling as a follower of Jesus. He loves to learn about our amazing city and the residents that call it home. He enjoys to exercise and travel.

Carol Young On Campus

Carol grew up in Tigard, Oregon, and took the longest route possible to Fresno via Switzerland, Africa, and Indonesia. She has a passion for early learning and helping kids realize their God-given gifts so that they can be great leaders in their community! She loves to spend time with her 3 children and 8 grandchildren, and enjoys gardening, doing crafts, and raising chickens.

Andrew Feil Associate Director

Andrew Feil is a father of three boys and is married to Denise Feil. They love and live in Fresno. Andrew is the current Associate Director at Every Neighborhood Partnership which seeks to connect churches to serve at elementary schools in one of California's most challenged districts. Andrew is a former Missions Pastor at The Well Community Church. Andrew has his Bachelors from Fresno Pacific University and a Masters from Bakke Graduate University in Social and Civic Entrepreneurship. With whatever free time he has, Andrew loves to be active, garden, read and support the best team in baseball: the Dodgers.

Becca Gottselig Administrator

Becca is a Fresno native who loves her city and is excited to pursue the growth God is orchestrating there. She is happiest when sharing a home-cooked meal and good conversation with people, and believes food is a great vehicle for building relationships. She is married to Robby, her high school and current sweetheart, and enjoys being a pet-parent to her two large, lovable dogs.

Javier Garza Development Director

Javier Garza is passionate about serving in God's kingdom and joining people on their journey to a deeper relationship with the Lord. Javier is happily married to his wife Felicia Garza of 7 years, together they have dedicated their lives to loving God, serving others and pouring into their two sons. Javier earned his BA from  Fresno Pacific University and a second BA in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from City Vision College. His professional experience includes 8 years of work at the Fresno Rescue Mission and 2 years as General Manager for a for-profit energy company. Javier’ ministry experience includes over ten years in youth ministry and currently serves as a minister in Parlier Ca.

Brian Semsem Saturday Sports Coordinator

Born and raised in Delano, CA. Married to his best friend, Jessica Semsem for nineteen wonderful years. Five amazing children, six wonderful grandchildren. The love of family is the source of Brian's passion for loving and serving others in our community. As the new Saturday Sports Coordinator, Brian is looking forward to the great privilege of working with all of our partnership volunteers and school staff throughout this great city who are passionate about kids, family, and community!

Herman Quiñonez Neighborhood Development

Coming soon.

Board Members

Alma Martinez

Community Relations Specialist at Community Medical Centers

Sara Bosse

Manager, Office of Policy, Planning & Communication at Fresno County Department of Public Health

Brad Bell

Directional Leader, The Well Community Church

Eric Hanson

MD, Sierra Pacific Orthopedic Center

Bill Smittcamp

President and CEO, Wawona Frozen Foods

Darrin Person

Mentoring Coordinator, Fresno Unified School District

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