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MEDA’s Mission Techies Young Adult Program Bridging Diversity Gap in Tech

As this morning’s sun shone through the window of Mission resident Ana Avilez’ cramped, one bedroom San Francisco apartment she shares with five other family members, the space seemed to be a little brighter than usual. That’s because the 24-year-old has successfully completed MEDA’s free Mission Techies program for young adults, with the promise of…

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Bilingual Bank Teller Graduation Speech: Angelica Colon-Chin, In Her Own Words

Hello, everyone, my name is Angelica and I hope that everyone is having a great Thursday. First, I would like to thank the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) for all the free programs they provide. Thank you, Leo Sosa, for recruiting us and always having such great energy. Thank you, Olivia Quinonez, our wonderful job…

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Two Score of Young Adult Summer Program Graduates Score Big

Graduation is more than getting a diploma and celebrating with newfound friends. While those things are great, what truly matters is the sense of accomplishment one feels upon completion of a task via diligence. Such was the case last Friday for the almost 40 graduates of MEDA’s trio of free young adult programs, which are…

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Giants’ Sergio Romo Aces Inspirational Pitch at MPN Partner Mission Graduates Ceremony

MEDA staff was part of a mass gathering last night for a hallowed event at the Mission District’s Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist. The occasion? 33 youths, who some deemed did not have a prayer of getting into college, proved their naysayers wrong as triumphant participants in nonprofit Mission Graduates’ “College Connect” program….

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MEDA Graduates 34 from Free Business Development Program

“You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” –Ted Turner, Entrepreneur Last Thursday, Plaza Adelante’s main conference room was filled to the brim with 27 budding entrepreneurs—out of a group of 34 graduates of MEDA’s Business Development workshop—who each came to celebrate the achievement of taking a microbusiness dream on the path…

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Graduation Day! Mission Techies Program Starts Young Adults on Path to IT Careers

It was a big day around MEDA’s bustling Mission neighborhood center, Plaza Adelante, on Friday, April 11th. During the past three months, the first class of Mission Techies has been learning varied computer skills to launch them on their upward journey to a successful career. MEDA sees this as a way to bridge the growing…

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