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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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Holiday Book Giveaway Brings out Hundreds to MEDA’s Plaza Adelante

The importance of reading can never be underestimated. The staff of the Mission Promise Neighborhood — for which MEDA is the lead agency — always keep this fact front of mind when speaking to our families, whether at community-based organizations or in the four schools that comprise this federal education initiative. To ensure that the…

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MEDA July 2016 Volunteer of the Month: Jassy Grewal

Each month, the Mission Economic Development Agency honors one of its dedicated volunteers — the people who are an integral part of MEDA’s ability to provide free services to low- and moderate-income Bay Area residents. Thanks to all of the selfless MEDA volunteers who choose Plaza Adelante as their second home.  Name: Jassy Grewal Program: Mission Promise Neighborhood (MEDA is the lead…

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“An American Dream?” Photo Voice Exhibit to Showcase Health Issues of Housing Crisis in the Mission

June is HUD’s first-ever “National Healthy Homes Month,” but a dearth of affordable housing is translating to stress-related health issues being the norm for the historically underserved Mission families. It’s definitely anxiety creating when you spend over 50 percent of your household income on an apartment in San Francisco, as is the case for the…

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Tech for All: “Get Connected!” Event in the Mission

Monica stopped by so that her youngster could take a digital storytelling workshop. Jorge wanted to learn how to look for work online. Middle-schooler Jasmine wanted to create her first mobile app. These were just three of the many Mission District residents that came to Everett Middle School last night for the seventh “Get Connected!” event. This jam-packed…

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Mission Promise Neighborhood Data-Sharing Tool Showcased by MEDA in Salesforce Webinar

Data. Information. Facts. No matter how you say it, sharing data can be powerful, but it takes the right opportunity and a team of experts to make that a reality. That opportunity came from the Department of Education three years ago, with the creation and funding of the Mission Promise Neighborhood – a federal initiative…

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Partner Streetside Stories Using Tech in Mission Promise Neighborhood Newcomer Class

Imagine being new to this country … as an 11-year-old.  You need to learn the language. You need the learn the culture. You need to just learn, period. To make this process interactive and fun, Streetside Stories and classroom teachers have partnered up to get creative. On Tuesday at Everett Middle School, 6th-graders who are…

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“Get Connected!” Presented by Google Helps Mission Community

While most low-income Mission families know the need for being connected, they often don’t know how to get started. This is especially true of immigrants—newcomers to this country with myriad tech options from which to choose. That’s why the goal of today’s sixth “Get Connected!” event, held at MEDA’s Plaza Adelante, was to help parents…

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LinkedIn Volunteers Offer Some Good Advice to Mission District Students

Whether you call it a resume or a CV, most jobseekers have learned over time the power of having a robust LinkedIn profile to supplement, or even supplant, that piece of paper routinely sent to a job recruiter or handed in at the start of an interview. By robust, that means having plenty of connections,…

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