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MEDA Partners with San Francisco Arts Commission, Goal to Help Artists Access Affordable Housing

Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org Kate Patterson Director of Communications San Francisco Arts Commission (415) 252-2229 Kate.Patterson@sfgov.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 5, 2017 MEDA Partners with San Francisco Arts Commission Goal to help artists access affordable housing San Francisco, Calif. — The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC)…

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Trump’s Pardon of Arpaio a Continued Affront to Nation’s Latino Community

This op-ed appeared in the Aug. 31, 2017 edition of the San Francisco Examiner. On Aug. 25, President Donald Trump pardoned Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County from 1993 to 2016. This pardon is inherently immoral. This executive action comes on the heels of Trump’s odious statement about recent events in Charlottesville, Va.,…

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In Her Own Words: MEDA Intern Francesca Gallardo

“I completed my undergraduate in Interior Architecture and Design at the Academy of Art University; I worked my through design by participating in community organizing. I am now a second-year graduate student in the Environment and Community program at Humboldt State University. As a designer and community organizer, I found balance within affordable-housing development. I…

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MEDA to Co-Host #SaludTues Tweetchat 8/29: The Link between Health & Housing

by Eric Moreno, Salud Today! There is an undeniable link between where people live and their health. Many low-income and minority families, especially Latinos, live in highly segregated neighborhoods. Often, these neighborhoods lack access to healthy, nutritious foods, quality healthcare, and infrastructure that allows for safe physical activity. That’s not even accounting for the cost…

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MEDA and MNHC Help Siblings’ Families Fight Eviction and Find Affordable Housing in San Francisco

“For all families, health starts with food on the table and a roof over our heads. It warms our hearts to see the smiles on the faces of these families in their new and secure homes,” says Executive Director Brenda Storey of Mission Neighborhood Health Center (MNHC). She was speaking in general about Mission families,…

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In Her Own Words: MEDA Intern Breeana Fairley

“Not all superheroes wear capes. My superheroes tend to be those who not only dream, but set a plan to execute their goals, creating a fulfilling reality. I come from an African American and Latino background where we, as a community, are faced with adversity, but are compelled to find internal and external tools to…

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Early Bird Tickets Now Available for ¡VIVA MEDA! 44th Anniversary Celebration

It will be quite the Thursday night event on Oct. 19 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the San Francisco Design Center. That’s because MEDA’s annual gala will be taking place as a way to bring together the community to celebrate the organization’s decades of serving the Latino immigrant community — a community for…

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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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In Her Own Words: MEDA Intern Johanna Cervantes

“Toward the end of my sophomore year at the University of San Francisco, I realized I wanted to get more serious about what type of field I wanted to work in upon my graduation. Working in a nonprofit has always appealed to me more than working in a corporate office, so I decided to look…

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Despite Ellis Act Eviction, Mission Family Remains Determined and Returns to San Francisco

Photo (left to right): Laura Guadron, Hilda Saname, Lorena Moz and Arminda Peraza. Last December turned out to be no holiday for Hilda Saname and three of her family members. That’s because any joy of the season was overshadowed by an Ellis Act eviction at their Mission District Alabama Street home of 27 years. New…

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