MEDA’s free programs can strengthen your family!
Since 1973, the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) has been dedicated to the Mission community, and beyond. Two-thirds of our clients are immigrants — newcomers to San Francisco seeking a better life. MEDA is a safe, welcoming place for this community.
Every family holds dreams for increased opportunity and a better life for their children. MEDA makes those dreams a reality with our many free programs, available in English and Spanish. Free workshops and one-on-one coaching are offered.
So if you live in the neighborhood, stop by Plaza Adelante at Mission and 19th streets. If you had to leave the community but still identify with the Mission and need free services, you are always welcome. We are convenient to bus and BART lines … and we are here to help strengthen your family.
NOTE: Every client will be required to attend a Welcome Orientation and Financial Capability Workshop before they can start working with a coach. (The exception is our First-Time Hombuyers workshop clients, which is part of Housing Opportunities.)
We invite you to our Welcome Orientations:
- English: Every Wednesday, 5:45pm-8pm in Room 211
- Spanish: Every Wednesday, 5:45pm-8pm in Room 301E
MEDA’s Free Programs
Welcome Orientation & Financial Capability Workshop
Welcome! Here’s your first step to becoming a MEDA client.
Essential for low- and moderate-income individuals and families seeking to strengthen their personal finances.
Provides a comprehensive array of services that ensure clients develop the core competencies necessary to start, manage and expand a business.
Community Loan Fund
The Adelante Fund offers capital to community members that may not have access to traditional loan options.
Free Tax Preparation
During tax season and beyond, tax return, ITIN application and many other services are available.
Helps San Francisco’s low- and moderate-income job seekers obtain and retain living-wage, long-term employment, complemented by access to opportunities for career growth.
Gets young adults on the path to a job in the tech world.
Bilingual Bank Tellers
Gets young adults on the path to a job in the banking world.
Digital Opportunity Center
Provides digital literacy training, based on your knowledge level.
Whether you are looking for information on buying your first home or already own your residence, housing coaches will get you the information you need.
Community Real Estate
Aiming to keep the Mission District’s housing stock affordable for all income levels via the innovative Mission 2020 Plan.
Mission Promise Neighborhood
The Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN) links family economic security with student academic achievement.
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