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“Co-Creating in Community, With Community” Presentation Delves Into Human-Centered Design Approaches

MEDA’s initial foray into the world of human-centered design was when a grant was won in 2016 to work with IDEO.org, a global design and innovation company. The project was the revamping of MEDA’s financial-coaching package used at the community-based organization’s weekly Welcome Orientations for new clients. Watching IDEO.org’s process definitely offered a fresh perspective….

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MEDA Looks to Work Collaboratively with Mayor-elect London Breed

With London Breed now officially declared San Francisco’s next mayor, MEDA congratulates her on a hard-fought victory over formidable candidates. Breed is the first female African American mayor of San Francisco — a milestone in our City’s political history. San Francisco is now the largest city in the United States with a woman at the…

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MEDA Strategic Plan Result 5: The Mission is a Strong and Supportive Community for Latino Residents, Businesses and Institutions

With the release of its Strategic Plan, MEDA has re-envisioned its work via five measurable results to be achieved for the San Francisco Mission District community by 2020. This is blog #5 of 5 that have detailed these five results. Result 5: The Mission is a Strong and Supportive Community for Latino Residents, Businesses and…

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MEDA Strategic Plan Result 4: San Francisco Latinos are Decision-Makers in the Institutions and Political Systems that Affect Their Lives

With the release of its Strategic Plan, MEDA has re-envisioned its work via five measurable results to be achieved for the San Francisco Mission District community by 2020. This is blog #4 of 5 that will detail these five results. Result 4: San Francisco Latinos are Decision-Makers in the Institutions and Political Systems that Affect…

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Guía de MEDA sobre proposiciones en la boleta de votación

(English follows Spanish) Elección general 5 de junio del 2018 SÍ a la Prop C  Impuestos adicionales sobre alquileres comerciales principalmente para nanciar cuidado infantil de calidad y educación para niños pequeños RESUMEN: Si se aprueba, se espera que la Prop C va a generar más de $100 millones por año para nanciar el cuidado…

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The Power of a Collaborative is Successfully Getting Latinos into San Francisco Below-Market-Rate Homes

A perusal of the dictionary today revealed this meaning for the term “collaboration”: “The action of working with someone to produce or create something.” At MEDA, we think that definition falls short. True collaboration should translate to: “The action of working with someone to produce or create something greater than the sum of its parts.”…

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¿Cómo afectará la nueva ley de impuestos a la salud financiera de su familia?

(English follows Spanish)  por MEDA Intern Jack Wilger Traducción por Lucia Obregon A fines de diciembre del 2017, el gobierno federal aprobó la “Ley de Reducción de Impuestos y Empleos.” El objetivo principal de la nueva ley es la reducción de los recortes tributarios corporativos, sus cambios en el código tributario también afectarán la manera…

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MEDA Strategic Plan Result 3: Children and Youth Succeed in School

With the release of its Strategic Plan, MEDA has re-envisioned its work via five measurable results to be achieved for the San Francisco Mission District community by 2020. This is blog #3 of 5 that will detail these five results. Result 3: Children and Youth Succeed in School Definition of result Through the Mission Promise…

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Elite Sport Soccer Achieves Goal to Stay in the Mission, Pro Bono Lawyer Instrumental

At a recent celebratory dinner in the Mission, Astrid and Jorge Lopez (photo, far right and far left) were joined by their two grown children and their pro bono attorney, Jeff Maso (photo, center). While breaking bread, Astrid turned to Maso and asked him to share their communal, rollercoaster ride of an experience of the…

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MEDA Strategic Plan Result 2: Families Have Affordable and Stable Housing

With the release of its Strategic Plan, MEDA has re-envisioned its work via five measurable results to be achieved for the San Francisco Mission District community by 2020. This is blog #2 of 5 that will detail these five results. Result 2: Families Have Affordable and Stable Housing Definition of result Affordable and stable housing…

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