Our Mission
for the Mission

Rooted in the Mission and focused on San Francisco, MEDA’s mission is to strengthen low-and moderate-income Latino families by promoting economic equity and social justice through asset building and community development.

 

MEDA’S FREE Programs Build Family Wealth

¡Bienvenidos! This orientation is your first step to becoming a MEDA client — and building family wealth.

Welcome
Orientation

Affordable housing is for ALL San Franciscans. We’ve produced or preserved ~1,200 affordable units so far.

Community
Real Estate

Free workshops and coaching as you get ready to buy your first home or prepare to rent a below-market-rate (BMR) apartment.

Housing
Opportunities

It’s time to decrease debt, increase income and savings, and better your credit. MEDA can coach you — for free.

Financial
Capability

Why pay to have your taxes prepared? Maximize your refund or get an ITIN — for free.

Free Tax
Preparation

Free workshops and one-on-one coaching to start or expand your small business.

Business
Development

Can’t get a loan at a traditional bank? Start or grow your small business with a Fondo Adelante low-interest loan from MEDA.

Community
Loan Fund

Mock interviews. Help with your resume. Making connections. We offer free training and coaching so you can land a good job.

Workforce
Development

Job training to become a San Francisco office administration or financial professional in just seven weeks.

Mission
Admins

Free job training that’s putting those ages 16 and up on the path to a career — and creating a pipeline for diversity in tech.

Mission
Techies

Stop by and use MEDA’s computer lab for free.

Digital Opportunity
Center

MEDA is the lead agency for Mission Promise Neighborhood — a community of 20+ partners that connects families to free services in the Mission.

Mission Promise
Neighborhood

 

The latest news from San Francisco’s Mission District

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MEDA Helping Small Businesses Thrive: El Corazón Gallery

  • On: June 20, 2019
  • By: cgil

MEDA is committed to ensuring the Mission District retains its historic and current identity as a strong Latino community, and a welcoming p ...

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Growing a Garden, A Business … and Young Lives

  • On: June 20, 2019
  • By: cgil

It’s a sunny morning on Revere Avenue in San Francisco’s Bayview, and toddlers are tending to the garden they have carefully planted, wi ...

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San Francisco ¡VIVA! Convening Features Best Practice Exchange, Advances National Movement of Wealth and Power-Building in Communities of Color

  • On: June 14, 2019
  • By: cgil

by Director of Asset Building Programs Lucy Arellano Family wealth and community ownership are key for political power and, ultimately, a na ...

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I am so grateful to MEDA. I am positive about my family’s future once again.”
Saul Chavez, Owner, El Gran Taco Loco