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Citi and MEDA Release Taxes White Paper, Are Interviewed by San Francisco Treasurer José Cisneros

With tax season now underway, there is a clear need to seize the moment to provide asset building services to the low-income community. That is why Citi and MEDA have just released a white paper, “Key Elements of Service Integration of Asset Building Services at Tax Time,” to showcase the success of their model. (Read the white paper.)…

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MEDA Free Tax Preparation Team Returns $4.5 Million to Community

Background Since 2010, MEDA has been providing free tax preparation to the low- and moderate-income Mission community. This is done via the federal government’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which offers free services to those who make under $53,000, persons with disabilities, the elderly and taxpayers with limited English-language skills. The numbers This tax…

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MEDA March 2015 Volunteer of the Month: Tim Martin

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: Tim Martin Program: Free Tax Preparation Program…

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MEDA Works with Clients During “America Saves Week”

by Christi Baker MEDA Director of Asset Building Programs  The national background “America Saves Week,” a national event that started yesterday, is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Now in its ninth year, this is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own…

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In My Own Words: Tax Volunteer Courtney Loechl

Volunteers 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. Here is the experience of one of our Taxes Plus: Go Further with MEDA! volunteers . . . Looking to join a great cause,…

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“Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day”: Building Low-Income Mission Families’ Futures

 National, state and local need As part of his recent State of the Union speech, President Obama stated: “Will we accept an economy where only a few of us do spectacularly well? Or will we commit ourselves to an economy that generates rising incomes and chances for everyone who makes the effort?” During the last…

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“Taxes Plus: Go Further with MEDA” to Bank on your Family’s Future

In the 2014 tax season, MEDA staff, 120 volunteers and the lead sponsorship of Bank of the West and Citi helped almost 3,500 families get over $5.3 million in refunds, all at zero cost to clients. While those numbers are impressive on their own, it’s actually just the start. MEDA has a Mission neighborhood SparkPoint center, Plaza…

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