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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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Una Familia Determinada a Sobresalir

por Adriana Jones Lima (English follows Spanish) La familia Arriola Hernández vino a los Estados Unidos en los noventas y es originalmente de la Ciudad de México. Refugio llegó primero a los EEUU a continuar sus estudios y luego mandó por su esposa, Elvira.  A poco tiempo Refugio aprendió que la vida estadounidense cuesta mucho…

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Mission Promise Neighborhood is Doubling Down on Collective Impact

by Director, Mission Promise Neighborhood Richard Raya (photo, right) The most recent data from San Francisco Unified School District showed 2,144 homeless students in the district. The majority of these homeless students, 1,345, were English Language Learners, and 1,093 were Latino. In the face of this crisis, a school in the Mission District recently opened…

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Mission Promise Neighborhood Receives $6 Million Two-Year Extension Grant

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 2, 2018 Mission Promise Neighborhood Receives $6 Million Two-Year Extension Grant Five years of collective impact positioned to generate ever-greater results San Francisco — The U.S. Department of Education has announced that San Francisco’s…

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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 Freund 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…

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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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