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Calle 24 Latino Cultural District to Preserve Mission Community for Future Generations

In a neighborhood where the high-end restaurant is becoming more common than the once-ubiquitous taqueria, MEDA backs the creation of the Calle 24 Latino Cultural District. District 9 Supervisor David Campos, born in Guatemala and now representing the Mission District, was at the vanguard of pushing this resolution, which was passed unanimously by the San…

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MEDA Bridges the Digital Divide in San Francisco’s Mission District

“These technologies can make life easier, can let us touch people we might not otherwise.” So said the late Apple visionary and driving force, Steve Jobs. Yet a walk down one of the main drags of San Francisco’s Mission District reveals two worlds attempting to coexist. At 24th and Valencia, scores of young tech workers…

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Carmina Valdez Wrap Ur Dreams
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Shop Locally and Support Wrap Ur Dreams at MEDA’s Mission District Small-Business Incubator, El Mercadito

El Mercadito, located on the first level on the right-hand side of Plaza Adelante, serves as an incubator for microbusinesses started by MEDA clients. There are currently six small businesses in the Mission District El Mercadito, plus a popular Peruvian eatery in Plaza Adelante’s paseo. There is even a new Tenderloin El Mercadito, which currently…

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Personal Savings for Microbusiness Clients

Plaza Adelante, the neighborhood center of the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA), welcomes financially challenged, budding entrepreneurs every day. There are two things these new clients have in common: a dream of starting their own business and the need of capital to make that dream a reality. New Report on Personal Finances and Small-Business Ventures…

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MEDA Opens its Doors to Culinary Entrepreneur Students

Plaza Adelante, MEDA’s Mission neighborhood center, was abuzz today with the enthusiasm of youth. That’s because students from the Class of 2014 of John O’Connell High School were paying a visit to learn of free programs for young adults. The group was chaperoned by teacher Ruben Quezada. All students have been part of the school’s…

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Bay Area Resident Lands Job with Help of MEDA’s Workforce Development Department

Excited by a move from Florida’s Gulf Coast to the San Francisco Bay Area, Rachel Fontenot needed to find a job once she was settled in out west. Job hunting inevitably being a daunting task, Rachel realized she could not go on this journey alone, as things were not happening fast enough. That’s when she…

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MEDA Grooms Urban Putt and Aces a Mission District Business Model

As the gloomy fog lifts to let the sun’s glow bathe the bustling streets of San Francisco’s Mission District, the corner of South Van Ness and 22nd is looking particularly bright this morning. After sitting vacant for a decade and a half, a dilapidated Mission District edifice now has a tenant open for business. The challenge…

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HomeownershipSF Expo to Showcase Options to Get Into San Francisco Housing Market

Everyone knows how expensive housing is in the Bay Area. The idea of owning your own home, especially in the city of San Francisco, can be daunting. According to the California Association of Realtors latest statistics, the median single-family home price in San Francisco has risen to $964,670, up a whopping 28.6% year over year,…

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MEDA on KGO Channel 7 NEWS: MPN Mission District Survey

 REPRINTED.  Watch the news video. Interested in volunteering for the MPN Survey? Email us. Correspondent: Leanne Melendez, KGO Channel 7 News San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — People, who live in San Francisco’s Mission District, may get an unexpected knock on the door from people conducting a survey. The purpose is to assess the needs of low-income…

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Mission Promise Neighborhood Survey Starts Today

The Mission District will be awash in a sea of orange starting today. No, it’s not that autumn came early this year. It’s actually the sea of orange vests and backpacks worn by the zealous teams conducting the Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN) survey of 1,000 households in this primarily Latino community. Bilingual duos will be…

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