The Gateway Program Helps Small Planada Business Owner with Homeownership Readiness 
Antonio and Erica Rodriguez could not believe it when a friend told them that Self-Help Enterprises was building in Planada. They were excited and knew this could be their chance at homeownership, at last. “When my wife saw the tractors moving at the Planada location, she called me excited. They are starting!”

As a small business owner, Antonio always felt a sense of pride for his town. Planada has always been home; a place to grow and go to school; and a place for his family to earn a living. Rodriguez Smog is a family-owned business of over 20 years. At age 12, Antonio began helping his dad with oil changes and other simple mechanical work. His love for mechanics and entrepreneurship only grew as he got older.

He later took over the family business and expanded it. As a true community-oriented leader, he was on a mission to fill the service gaps that he saw in his beloved town. Today, it is a tire shop, smog check center, and recycler: the only one providing these services in area. Read more.
Exciting Career Opportunities
Self-Help Enterprises offers an exciting work environment where you can bring your high caliber skills to a true career opportunity and impact the world around you. We are an equal opportunity employer and offer an excellent benefits package including paid vacation and holidays, health, life and disability insurance, 401(k) retirement, and tuition reimbursement.  Click here to check out our exciting career opportunities.

Summer Fun with Resident Services
Students kicked off the new school year in style!  On July 26th, young residents of Caliente Creek in Arvin eagerly lined up to receive free backpacks - an effort that was made possible thanks to a $10,000 Wells Fargo grant. The same grant allowed delivery of new backpacks to 3 additional multi-family sites including Lincoln Plaza in Hanford, Solinas Village in McFarland and Washington Plaza in Earlimart. Together, SHE staff, Wells Fargo representatives, and  Assemblymember Rudy Salas  and his staff were on hand to distribute the backpacks. The backpacks contained school supplies like notebooks, paper, pencils, pens, highlighters, markers, and crayons. Over 1000 backpacks were donated. See more photos here.
This is one mandatory meeting we all definitely want to go to! On July 20, SHE staff in collaboration with it's partners Network For Dance & Diversity, Cal Fresh, CA Department of Public Health and Kaweah Delta Community Outreach ga thered at Palm Terrace in Lindsay to host a Mandatory Free Fun Party ! There was plenty of fun-filled activities including face paining, live DJ, Zumba dancing, raffle prizes which included a rent credit of $250 and tacos. The event brought together over 50 residents, young and old. SHE's Resident Services Department is tasked to create opportunities that will enrich the lives of our residents. See more photos here.
Board Member Highlights
Marvin Hansen

Marvin Hansen was in the banking industry for 41 years. He retired in 2013 from Valley Business Bank (now known as Citizens Business Bank). Mr. Hansen served as past Board Chair of Self-Help Enterprises from 2013-2014. He currently serves as a member of the Finance Council for St. Mary’s Church and serves on the City of Visalia Planning Commission. Mr. Hansen has been very involved in the community and is affiliated with several civic and community groups including serving as the past Chairman of the Board for the Visalia Chamber of Commerce, past President of the Visalia Rotary Community Foundation, and Chairman of the Certified Development Corporation of Tulare County. Mr. Hansen earned his Bachelor of Science degree from California Polytechnic College and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School.  
Martha Renteria

Martha Renteria is a Director for BAART Visalia, a local healthcare facility. She holds two graduate degrees in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy and in Organizational Leadership. Ms. Renteria has an extensive career working in mental health and administrative services to a wide range of organizations throughout the valley. She is dedicated to giving back to the community and volunteers with several organizations. She is a dedicated board member to Self-Help Enterprises and is passionate about building communities for underserved populations. When Ms. Renteria is not working, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, crafting and reading. 
Upcoming Events
Date: September 21, 2019
Time: 9am- 5pm
Cost: $125-175
Location: Legacy Commons Community Room
2255 S. Plumas St. Fresno, 93706
MUST CALL (559) 651-1000 to reserve your seat.

Date: September 24, 2019
Time: 1:15pm - 4:30pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Clovis Veterans Memorial District
808 4th Street
Clovis, CA 93612