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Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng’s Speech at 4830 Mission St. Press Conference with Mayor London Breed and District 11 Supervisor Ahsha Safaí

MEDA’s purchase of 4830 Mission St. makes this a big day, but not just for us. Today is also a big day for the Excelsior … and San Francisco overall. Vivienda Adelante – 4830 Mission St. marks a huge first for affordable housing in San Francisco, as today we have not only preserved affordable housing…

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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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Now is the Time for Financial Institutions to Innovate in Communities of Color

Co-authored by: Karoleen Feng, Director of Community Real Estate Luis Granados, Executive Director Jillian Spindle, Chief Operating Officer National politics inevitably generate public discourse; unfortunately, these conversations have now become increasingly divisive based on political affiliation, race and income level. The dialog has become so polarized that it is now deemed mainstream to opine on…

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In Their Own Words: The Simms Family on their New Habitat for Humanity Home

“We want to thank MEDA’s Housing Opportunities team from the bottom of our hearts for helping our family achieve this unforgettable accomplishment of becoming first-time homebuyers. We can’t believe it’s true, and are still in shock that our dreams have become a reality and that we finally have a home to call our own. “Never…

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Community Raises $11,000 Bucks for Books and Tuition, Sends Six Mission Residents Off to College

Great news: Thanks to partner strategies, mentorships and increased parent engagement, the graduation rate of the Mission’s John O’Connell High School is now approaching that of SFUSD overall. According to a recently published Mission Promise Neighborhood data brief, “Making College an Achievable Dream: Foundations and Results,” O’Connell’s graduation rate increased from 68 percent to 85 percent between 2012…

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MEDA March 2016 Volunteer of the Month: Kurtis Nusbaum

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: Kurtis Nusbaum (photo, left) Program: Workforce Development — Mission Techies Why did…

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MEDA Saves Founding Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center Via Small Sites Program

­­ Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2016 MEDA Saves Founding Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center Community support made MEDA purchase possible, with nonprofit and tenants saved San Francisco, Calif. — After many months of effort, the Mission Economic Development Agency…

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“National Volunteer Week”: Giving Thanks to Those Who Give Back

April 12th to 18th is celebrated as “National Volunteer Week,” organized by the Points of Light foundation. Every day the smiles of MEDA’s amazing volunteers light up the lives of the over 6,100 clients served annually at Plaza Adelante, the Mission neighborhood center. MEDA’s volunteer program launched in 2014. The numbers tell the story: 107 ongoing volunteers…

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MEDA February 2015 Volunteer of the Month: Sarah Zadova

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: Sarah Zadova Program: Free Tax Preparation Program…

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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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