b'Reflectingour Community Served Equity: A MEDA Core Valuestaff profileAna first encountered MEDAin 2014 at a Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN) community fair with home-buying information beingMEDA creates programs and shared. It interested mechanges policies to expand because I wanted information on how to buy a house, Anaopportunities for Latinos and recalls. I made an appointment,other historically underserved and thats where it all started.Ana continued to seek opportunities, enrolling incommunities, to ensure Mission Techies, MEDAs 16-week intensive IT trainingjustice is never limited by program and securing a contract position with MPNs Making Connections program.race/ethnicity, class, gender MEDA hired her as a full-time MPN Family Successidentity, age, sexual Coach, then MPN Parent and Youth Engagementorientation, religion, Specialist, and now as a MEDA Program Associate for Promise City. Ana reflects on her journey,MPN hasimmigration status, country been more than a job for me. MPN-MEDA has been aof origin and disability status.transformational space where I feel safe to polish my advocacy skills as a Latinx parent and to do my best for all our children and their families.15'