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Rooted in San Francisco’s Mission District, MEDA is advancing a national equity movement by building Latino prosperity, community ownership and civic power.

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


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


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


FREE training program for IT support careers.

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MEDA is the lead agency for Mission Promise Neighborhood — a community of 15+ partners that connects families to free services in the Mission.

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The latest news from San Francisco’s Mission District


Hispanic Heritage Month: Latino Cultural Institutions In the Mission District

  • On: September 14, 2023
  • By: jmesa

For generations, this neighborhood has been a nurturing ground for Latino arts and culture, with numerous cultural institutions proudly show ...


A Letter From Our Chair: Forging the Pathways to Latino Prosperity

  • On: September 13, 2023
  • By: jmesa

Rafael Yaquian-Illescas reflects on his tenure as MEDA’s board chair, and the work that our organization is spearheading as we approach th ...


50 Years of Community Service in the Mission District: A Look Back at MEDA’s Golden Anniversary Celebration and Resource Fair

  • On: August 29, 2023
  • By: jmesa

A vibrant celebration resonated through the heart of San Francisco's Mission District as MEDA commemorated 50 remarkable years of dedicated ...

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Veo al futuro con optimismo, con oportunidades de crecer y seguir ayudando a la comunidad.”Fabiola Torres (Read her inspiring story here — bilingual blog)