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Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader and Mayor London Breed at “Keeping the Promise” Mission Community Event

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2018 Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader and Mayor London Breed at “Keeping the Promise” Mission Community Event Celebrates Mission Promise Neighborhood Five Years of Results, Expansion to Five More Schools San…

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MEDA to Co-Host Latino Entrepreneurs Event, Part of “San Francisco Small Business Week”

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2018 MEDA to Co-Host Latino Entrepreneurs Event Part of “San Francisco Small Business Week” San Francisco — The Mission Economic Development Association (MEDA), which has strengthened small businesses since 1973, is taking…

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Top 10 Things You Should Know About Inspirational Latino Leader César Chávez

  César Chávez and the Mission District of San Francisco are intricately intertwined.  Please take some time this César Chávez Day to reflect on all the great work this inspirational leader did to make our Mission community — and the world — a better place. Here are the “Top 10 Things You Should Know About César Chávez” Chávez…

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JPMorgan Chase Holds “Entrepreneurs of Color” Event at MEDA’s Plaza Adelante

While the challenge of accessing capital plagues most small-business owners, the problem is especially acute among minority-owned ventures. A look at U.S. Small Business Administration lending data indicates an ongoing divide: Only 2 to 3 percent of loans go to African American-owned businesses, while the rate for Latinos ranges from just 5 to 6 percent….

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MEDA and Business Community Co-Host “Latino Small-Business Mixer”

A fun yet impactful time was on the menu for the 80 attendees of a May 16 “Latino Small-Business Mixer” held at Don Ramon’s Mexican Restaurante in SoMa. This mixer was part of San Francisco Small Business Week, held each May, with the mixer’s co-hosts MEDA, Excelsior Action Group, La Cocina, Hispanic Chambers of Commerce…

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Mission Techies Get an “In”side Look at LinkedIn

“This is the best day of my life!” exclaimed 22-year-old Mission Techie Jessica Dean after speaking with an engineer at LinkedIn’s “Career Exposure Day.” Jessica continued by stating that she now knew for sure that coding was for her. It’s quite the invitation when LinkedIn for Good offers a visit to their downtown San Francisco…

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Chelsea Clinton’s Book Tour Comes to the Mission’s Everett Middle School

Just five weeks shy of her thirteenth birthday when she headed to D.C. to live in the White House, Chelsea Clinton knows plenty about public life. That early experience was the impetus for her recently released first book, “It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going,” a primer for adolescents looking to become…

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Committee to Save the Mission to Hold “Latin Legends Rock for La Mission” Concert to Benefit “Yes on Prop I”

Talk about rockin’ the vote! That is, the citywide vote to make sure everyone understands the need to choose “Yes on Prop I” when sending in that absentee ballot or heading to the polls on November 3rd. Knowing they are being outspent 10:1 by the “No” side’s grouping of real estate agents and high-powered developers,…

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A Tribute to the Influential Mothers of MEDA Staff, Part 1

On this Mother’s Day weekend, MEDA encourages everyone to take time to celebrate the power of maternal love. We asked MEDA staff to tell what they learned from their mothers and how that made them a better person. Here are a few of the inspiring responses (check back tomorrow for more stories.) Staff member: Karoleen Feng Mother’s…

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MEDA and Bank of the West Team Up for Free FAFSA Event

Thinking about heading off to college can be daunting, for students and parents alike. Especially when it comes to paying for that degree. Most students needs some sort of financing package and that’s where Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) comes in. Think of FAFSA as the gateway to money for higher education. Not only…

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