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“Eighth Annual Walk Around the Block” Showcases Need for Equity of Quality Child Care and Early Learning

Co-authored by: MEDA Community Leadership Development Manager Lucia Obregon Mission Promise Neighborhood Early Learning Program Manager Ada Alvarado Wednesday was an important day in San Francisco, as the “Eighth Annual Walk Around the Block” took place. Enthusiastic families — accompanied by staff from child care centers and early education programs — gathered on City Hall’s…

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A Promise Delivered for our Mission Students

by Mission Promise Neighborhood Director Richard Raya MEDA is the lead agency of the Mission Promise Neighborhood. All San Franciscans should be dismayed by the Chronicle story [“A child left behind: SF student failed every class in high school,” March 28, 2018 ], which showcased a student who Booker T. Washington Community Service Center agency…

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Keeping the Promise: Our Mission Promise Neighborhood Kids Are Graduating from High School

The Montoya-Alcocer Family. Josue Alcocer is a 2017 John O’Connell High School graduate. He is now attending City College. Photo credit: Madeleine Bair Co-authored by: MPN Director of Program Evaluation, Learning & Impact Morgan Buras-Finlay John O’Connell High School Principal Susan Ryan There is some great news coming out of John O’Connell High School: Graduation…

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Director, Mission Promise Neighborhood Richard Raya Championing a Community’s Collective Vision

In December 2012, MEDA worked with city agencies and 25 neighborhood partners to replicate New York’s successful Harlem Children’s Zone in the Mission District of San Francisco. The goal of the Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN) is to guide students on a cradle-to-college-to-career continuum, while helping their families achieve economic success. Director, Mission Promise Neighborhood Richard…

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Richard Raya Takes the Helm as Director of San Francisco’s Mission Promise Neighborhood

Mural by Mel Waters and David Hyde Cho, Mission and 19th streets, San Francisco Mission District Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 10, 2018 Richard Raya Takes the Helm as Director of San Francisco’s Mission Promise Neighborhood Will leverage years of…

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Free Books, Santa Photo Ops and a Resource Fair at Mission Holiday Book Giveaway

With the collective goal of fostering reading at home, the Mission Promise Neighborhood held its “Third Annual Holiday Book Giveaway” on Dec. 15. The venue was Plaza Adelante, MEDA’s neighborhood center. (MEDA is the lead agency of this education initiative.) Mission kids donning holiday attire — ranging from colorful sweaters to Santa hats — chose…

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Determination Equals a Family Being Formed, Then Strengthened via Collective Impact

Immigrating together can definitely form a strong bond. Such was the case for Yeimy Moreno and Orlin Salazar, who separately decided to leave their native Honduras in search of a better life to the north. The bond formed put these émigrés on the path to becoming a family, but that did not happen overnight. Yeimy…

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Affordable Housing Now a Reality for Five Moscone Elementary School Families

While the Mission Promise Neighborhood education initiative focuses on four schools — Bryant and Chavez elementary, Everett Middle and O’Connell High — the fact is all schools within the Mission footprint are deemed part of MPN. That why families at Moscone Elementary School, located on Harrison between 21st and 22nd streets, receive connections to free…

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Mission Education Forum Gets Families Ready for Upcoming School Year

With an eye toward the exciting start of school, 110 families attended Mission Promise Neighborhood’s third annual Education Forum at the Mission Campus of City College on July 29. The theme was ”Putting Success in a Backpack,” but the event offered so much more. MEDA is the lead agency of the Mission Promise Neighborhood education…

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Community Lends Its Support to the Mission Promise Neighborhood Scholarship Fund

At crowd-filled Cease & Desist last night, the community came together to Start & Donate at the first of a trio of planned 2017 fundraisers for the Mission Promise Neighborhood Scholarship Fund. This initial event was called “Tips for Tuition.” The result? A terrific start, with $3,000 raised. (Donate on Razoo.) The need The Mission…

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