Mission District San Francisco Blog - Page 49 of 51

Plaza Adelante: An All-in-One Model for Service Delivery and Community Development

Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA), a community-based organization in San Francisco that provides asset development services for low- and moderate-income Latino families, unveiled in March of 2010 Plaza Adelante, a “one-stop” center housing several community-based nonprofits, an in-house café, exhibits of work from local artists and a market that serves as a business incubator.

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SF Examiner 3 Minute Interview: Luis Granados

Luis Granados, executive director of the Mission Economic Development Agency, a nonprofit that works to create jobs for low-income Hispanic families in the Mission district, was honored by Bank of America through its Neighborhood Excellence Initiative, a grant program designed to stimulate the local economy.

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Small Loans Have Big Impact on Local Businesses

In the community acupuncture room at Bu Tong Clinic, patients wait in silence away from the bustle of traffic and hawkers on Mission Street. The clinic owner, Julie Baumhofer, has seen her clientele grow as word about her low-fee acupuncture treatment continues to spread.

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Thousands of Dollars For A Good Cause

The economy may still be down but two nonprofits, five local heroes and five student leaders received thousands of dollars to do their part to help stimulate it. The Bank of America Charitable Foundation recently announced $450,000 in funding and leadership training through its Neighborhood Excellence Initiative, a national philanthropic program. Two nonprofits each received $200,000.

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Incubando emprendedores

En una economía en recesión, donde grandes compañías se ven obligadas a cerrar sus puertas y miles de trabajadores pierden sus empleos, la idea de abrir un nuevo negocio puede parecer, para algunos, descabellada. En el barrio de la Misión, en San Francisco, sin embargo, un grupo de nuevos emprendedores se animan a desafiar las leyes del mercado al tiempo que ayudan a su comunidad.

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