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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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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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MEDA Executive Director Luis Granados Joins Board of UnidosUS

Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 1, 2017 MEDA Executive Director Luis Granados Joins Board of UnidosUS Organization is at forefront of advocating for Latino communities nationwide San Francisco, Calif. — MEDA Executive Director Luis Granados has joined the Board of Directors of UnidosUS,…

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What Drives MEDA’s Work?

MEDA’s mission and vision statements define what drive our work each day for low-income, immigrant Latinos in San Francisco’s Mission community and beyond. This work has shown impact since 1973, our nonprofit evolving from providing free long-term asset-building programs to later adding in everything from policy and advocacy to affordable-housing development to a small-business loan…

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