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“Get Connected!” Event Imparts a Bit of Tech Knowledge to Jamestown Community Center Students

Jamestown Community Center opened its doors way back in 1971, as a welcomed addition to the Mission neighborhood. The community-based organization annually serves over 1,000 youth and their families with a full array of high-quality programs – all free of charge. There are 522 Mission students participating in Jamestown’s programs this summer. With a month…

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Gus’s Community Market Works in Partnership with MEDA to Better Serve the Mission

A new addition came to the Mission last January – with a sidewalk of brightly colored produce seemingly chasing away dreary winter rains. Called Gus’s Community Market, this store at 2111 Harrison @ 17th is the third such venture owned and operated by the Vardakastanis family. Gus, the namesake of the new store, has a…

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A “Bit” of Tech Synergy in the Mission

Sometimes you meet someone and immediately realize that your mission and core values are one in the same. That serendipitously occurred last summer between Mission Bit CEO Stevon Cook and MEDA Technology Training Coordinator Leo Sosa. Sosa had been invited to speak about MEDA’s free Mission Techies program to Mission Bit’s summer 2015 cohort. The venue…

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13 MEDA Young Adult Clients Now Dressed to the Nines Thanks to State of G Donation

Job training completed? Check. Resume refined? Check. Mock interviews done? Check. You would think with all of the above items accomplished, you’re ready to ace that interview. Well, not so fast. Most assume that putting on your best outfit–the final step of getting ready for an interview–is as simple as pressing an expensive blouse or…

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SparkPoint Partner Justice & Diversity Center Assists MEDA Clients

Marie Appel sees it as a privilege to help those needing legal help—clients who do not have the resources to afford a lawyer. Appel serves as supervising attorney at San Francisco’s Justice & Diversity Center (JDC), which has a mission to “advance fairness and equality by providing pro bono legal services to low-income people and…

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MEDA Partners for Success

It’s always great when synchronicity occurs. This was definitely the case recently for MEDA Job Developer Orrian Willis. How so? Willis had attended a job fair, where he met two recruiters for UCSF, with their niche being temp to perm administration positions in the medical field. Willis nurtured this relationship so that MEDA Workforce Development…

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Mentoring for Success: The Name Says it All

The definition of a mentor is an “experienced and trusted advisor.” The definition of success is “the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.” Put these two terms together and a powerful San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) program called Mentoring for Success means that there are currently 620 schoolchildren in the city being afforded a…

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