The Central Valley is often considered as the epicenter of poverty in California. But one Fresno-based nonprofit thinks they have found a way to lift more families off the bottom of the economic ladder. The name of the program is the Fresno Bridge Academy.
Beningo Garza, who goes by Bennie, knows exactly what he wants in life.
“Because I want my own home. I want a big home for my wife and kids. I want a boat. I want things,” Garza said.
But recently the 36-year old came to a realization.
“And you can’t get that one welfare.”