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Immigrant Heritage Month Story: MEDA’s Leo Sosa

“Get your stuff. We’re leaving.” With those words, spoken by his decade-older brother, Leo Sosa left Guatemala as a frightened 15-year-old. It was the middle of the night in the spring of 1985, with Sosa’s native Guatemala in the midst of warfare. Sosa’s father, a general in the army, had almost been assassinated twice and…

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A Tribute to the Influential Fathers of MEDA Staff

On this Father’s Day weekend, MEDA encourages everyone to take time to celebrate the power of paternal love. We asked MEDA staff to tell what they learned from their dads and how that made them a better person. Here are a few stories. Staff member: Max Moy-Borgen Father’s name: David Aaron Borgen “My father moved to San Francisco…

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Immigrant Heritage Month Story: MEDA’s Lucy Arellano

My family and I immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico when I was a one-year-old. I am the sixth of seven children, and give thanks every day for the privileges I have been afforded throughout my life. It is this gratitude that motivates me to work to support other Latino families to achieve stability, security…

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A Tribute to the Influential Mothers of MEDA Staff, Part 2

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. Staff member: Amelia M. Martinez C. Mother’s name: Marquela C. Martinez “Today, on Mother’s Day,…

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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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