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june 2019


Hello LAF Family,

On May 10th, 2019, Live Again Fresno hosted our inaugural Spring Gala, appropriately titled Hope in Bloom. 300 people came together to raise over $70,000. Thanks to your generous support, this event was a huge success! Proceeds will support our vision for a community center to serve the youth living on Parkway Drive in Fresno, California.


Life After Failure

We were given an opportunity to interview Ms. Crystal Melendez for a short video that was played at the Gala. When Crystal was asked what LAF (Live Again Fresno) meant to her personally, her response was, ”life after failure”. Having people who loved her consistently made a huge difference in her life. Crystal has been connected to LAF for seven years. In that time, we have watched her grow so much. Sobriety, her own apartment and reconciliation with her sons have been the pay-off for her own hard work. We believe that the consistency in our relationship is the key to each successful next step. Surrender, sobriety, and stable employment led to reconciliation with her amazing sons.


"Our words have meaning, watch what happens when you call a child high-opportunity instead of high risk."

Executive Director Richard Burrell

Ms. Flores

Our very own Kristina Flores received a standing ovation for her heart felt testimony of what life is like for a fourteen-year-old girl living on Parkway.
“Some days I don’t go to school because of the men who are driving around asking me really gross questions and catcalling.”
Life for a teenager is challenging enough without having to constantly look out for potential threats to their personal safety while trying to get to school. Together, we can do better. These children are future leaders. We can make sure they are leading in a positive direction.

Support our work on Parkway

LAF is supported by monthly donors giving a small amount to provide for the work that we do. You can also find a link here to give a one-time gift.