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MEDA to Co-Host Latino Entrepreneurs Event, Part of “San Francisco Small Business Week”

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2018 MEDA to Co-Host Latino Entrepreneurs Event Part of “San Francisco Small Business Week” San Francisco — The Mission Economic Development Association (MEDA), which has strengthened small businesses since 1973, is taking…

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MEDA Strongly Denounces Proposed Ballot Measure to Restrict San Francisco Sanctuary City Policy

At a time when some lawmakers in D.C. have more-than-ever before endeavored to make “San Francisco values” a pejorative term, it is imperative that our City leaders stand strong for the values the vast majority of its residents espouse. That is why it counters public opinion when a candidate running for mayor tries to turn…

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San Francisco Celebrates Redefining of Public Housing at 255 Woodside, Mayor Farrell Joins in Ribbon Cutting

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing & Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2018 San Francisco Celebrates Renewal of 255 Woodside Affordable Housing Week event: “Redefining Public Housing” San Francisco — City and County officials joined Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) and BRIDGE Housing today to celebrate…

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Non-Citizen Voting in School Board Elections Law Implementation: Testimony by Community Leadership Development Manager Lucia Obregon

On May 9, Community Leadership Development Manager Lucia Obregon testified on behalf of MEDA at a meeting led by the Rules Committee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The subject was the implementation of the city’s Non-Citizen Voting law, formerly known as Prop N. That measure, spearheaded by MEDA, was passed by San Francisco…

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MEDA Strategic Plan Result 1: Families are Financially Thriving

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 #1 of 5 that will detail these five results. Result 1: Families are Financially Thriving Definition of result Latino families are thriving financially. This…

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Real Solutions Grounded in Equity are Needed to Reverse Displacement of Communities of Color in San Francisco

Co-authored by: Executive Director Luis Granados Director of Policy and Advocacy Norma P. Garcia MEDA and its many Mission District allies work daily to preserve the neighborhood’s economic and cultural diversity — and its unique identity as San Francisco’s oldest neighborhood that has been a Latino hub for six decades.  MEDA employs numerous strategies to…

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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…

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UnidosUS Scales “FinancialWorks,” Partners with The Financial Clinic and MEDA for Expanded National Impact

A May 2017 report by Financial Finesse examined how behaviors over time can create a cycle of hindered financial wellness. The study found that Latinos nationwide are not faring well, with 49 percent in the “struggling” or “suffering” categories of financial health; this compares to 23 percent for Asian Americans and 26 percent for Caucasians….

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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…

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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,…

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