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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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MEDA Tax Season Volunteers Celebrate 3,700+ Returns Prepared and Over $5.4 Million Returned to Low-Income Community

With MEDA staff and volunteers tirelessly preparing tax returns for free this past season, it was definitely time to celebrate after the completion of 11 weeks of hard work. So everyone came together on April 24 to pause and reflect on their having forever bettered the lives of low-income Mission residents. The impact The impact…

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Community Lends Its Support to the Mission Promise Neighborhood Scholarship Fund

At crowd-filled Cease & Desist last night, the community came together to Start & Donate at the first of a trio of planned 2017 fundraisers for the Mission Promise Neighborhood Scholarship Fund. This initial event was called “Tips for Tuition.” The result? A terrific start, with $3,000 raised. (Donate on Razoo.) The need The Mission…

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MEDA Free Mission Techies Program Creating a Pipeline for Diversity in Tech

Graduates: 138 out of 154 (a 90 percent rate). Working in tech jobs: 74. Gone on to post-secondary education: 49. Those are the powerful numbers of MEDA’s free Mission Techies program since its pilot just three years ago. It’s a program positioned to scale up. MEDA initially received a grant from San Francisco’s Office of…

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MEDA November 2016 Volunteer of the Month: Ana Isabel González Martínez

Each month, the Mission Economic Development Agency honors one of its dedicated volunteers — the people who are an integral part of MEDA’s ability to provide free services to low- and moderate-income Bay Area residents. Thanks to all of the selfless MEDA volunteers who choose Plaza Adelante as their second home.  Name: Ana Isabel González Martínez   Program: Mission Promise…

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MEDA October 2016 Volunteer of the Month: Jessie Rubalcava

Each month, the Mission Economic Development Agency honors one of its dedicated volunteers — the people who are an integral part of MEDA’s ability to provide free services to low- and moderate-income Bay Area residents. Thanks to all of the selfless MEDA volunteers who choose Plaza Adelante as their second home.  Name: Jessie Rubalcava Program: Workforce Development/Mission Techies Intern Why…

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MEDA August 2016 Volunteer of the Month: Dylan Hamilton

Each month, the Mission Economic Development Agency honors one of its dedicated volunteers — the people who are an integral part of MEDA’s ability to provide free services to low- and moderate-income Bay Area residents. Thanks to all of the selfless MEDA volunteers who choose Plaza Adelante as their second home.  Name: Dylan Hamilton Program: Community Real Estate Why did…

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InDay Scavenger Hunt Brings LinkedIn Employees to MEDA’s Plaza Adelante

Pokémon Go has taken off, with its popularity reaching a fevered pitch when it debuted in Japan on Wednesday. The growth of this location-based, augmented-reality mobile game shows no sign of letting up. With Friday being InDay for LinkedIn employees, they chose to forego this trend and do it old style via a scavenger hunt, also…

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MEDA May 2016 Volunteer of the Month: Diamond Linan

Each month, the Mission Economic Development Agency honors one of its dedicated volunteers — the people who are an integral part of MEDA’s ability to provide free services to low- and moderate-income Bay Area residents. Thanks to all of the selfless MEDA volunteers who choose Plaza Adelante as their second home.  Name: Diamond Linan Program: Development & Marketing Why did you…

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Mission Techies Spring into Action, Seeking Volunteer Instructors

Eunice arrived in San Francisco a week ago from El Salvador on a work permit. Sergio works in a restaurant and is changing his schedule so that he can get job training to jumpstart his IT career. Jose is a 24-year-old who knows time is running out on his learning tech skills. While these stories…

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