Volunteers Archives -

MEDA Volunteer Noemi Chi-Moran Prepares 96 Tax Returns for Free for the Low-Income Community

When Noemi Chi-Moran moved back to San Francisco last year, she settled into her Excelsior neighborhood home and starting looking for ways to give back. Combining her altruism and a fluency in Spanish, Noemi decided to try preparing taxes for free for the Latino low-income community. When she learned that MEDA did VITA work at…

Read More

Dancer Jeremy Smith Steps into a New Role as MEDA Tax Volunteer

“Volunteering is about more than taxes. People come in expecting that just their taxes will be done, but they end up with so much more,” says MEDA Free Tax Preparation volunteer Jeremy Smith. Over the last three months, Jeremy has gingerly balanced his life as a dancer at ODC with his desire to give back…

Read More

Financial Assets Program Manager Jackie Marcelos’ Speech at 2018 Tax Season Volunteer Thank-You Event

With the season having ended this week, it was time last night to honor the almost 150 volunteers who served 4,400 community members, with around $5 million returned via free tax preparation in San Francisco. At the event, Financial Assets Program Manager Jackie Marcelos (photo, right, accompanied by volunteer Noemi Chin-Moran), gave an impassioned speech,…

Read More

MEDA Tax Season Volunteers Celebrate 3,700+ Returns Prepared and Over $5.4 Million Returned to Low-Income Community

With MEDA staff and volunteers tirelessly preparing tax returns for free this past season, it was definitely time to celebrate after the completion of 11 weeks of hard work. So everyone came together on April 24 to pause and reflect on their having forever bettered the lives of low-income Mission residents. The impact The impact…

Read More

End-of-Year Giving: Ways to Donate or Volunteer to Help Mission Kids

It’s the season of giving, as we collectively work to improve the lives of Mission students. It’s easy. Just donate to a cause in the Mission in lieu of purchasing gifts, or ask your friends and family to make your holiday gift a tax-deductible donation. There are many impactful Mission-based organizations providing access to critical services and…

Read More

Microsoft’s Miguel Juárez López Volunteers with Mission Techies as Part of Worldwide “Hour of Code”

Dec. 5 to 11 is Computer Science Education Week. The goal: to share an “Hour of Code” in middle and high schools as part of a global event held in 192 countries. Knowing that coding skills can launch a great career in tech, Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy’s Thea Smith Nilsson brought Microsofties volunteer Miguel Juárez López…

Read More

MEDA November 2016 Volunteer of the Month: Ana Isabel González Martínez

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: Ana Isabel González Martínez   Program: Mission Promise…

Read More

MEDA October 2016 Volunteer of the Month: Jessie Rubalcava

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: Jessie Rubalcava Program: Workforce Development/Mission Techies Intern Why…

Read More

MEDA September 2016 Volunteer of the Month: Yuka Ogasawara

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: Yuka Ogasawara Program: Workforce Development Why did you decide…

Read More

MEDA August 2016 Volunteer of the Month: Dylan Hamilton

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: Dylan Hamilton Program: Community Real Estate Why did…

Read More