b'a legacy of .a message from our ceoThisyearMEDAcelebratesits50thanniversary, and it is indeed a golden one of major milestones. We worked directly with over 16,814 clients and impacted 89,493 people through our outreach work. It is a humbling reminder of the ongoing demand for collaboration, equity and audacity to execute this work, both in our local community and around the nation. Mission Roots & National Legacy is our theme for 2023. For 50 yearssince1973MEDAhasbeenrootedintheMissionDistrictserving immigrant, working-class families, residents, and small business owners to help transform their lives. Its been my privilege to serve as MEDAs leader for exactly half of MEDAs existence: 25 years. During that time, Ive seen many seasons of the organization we all love, pivoting from direct services to becoming a housing developer, a lending institution, and incorporating a policy wingdaringtodreambeyondthe immediate needs of our Latino community and respond boldly with strategies for long term equity.COVER MURAL CREDIT: ALL THAT YOU TOUCH, YOU CHANGE. ALL THAT YOU CHANGE, CHANGES YOU. SF General Hospital Nurses and Precita Eyes Muralists, Elaine Chu, Marina Perez-Wong and Priya Handa.Precita Eyes Muralists can be reached at www.precitaeyes.org.2'