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Alyssa P. Doubles Down, Finds Affordable Housing in the Mission for Herself and Twin Girls in MEDA Small Sites Program Property

San Francisco native Alyssa P. proudly tells of the fact that she grew up in the Mission, ZIP code 94110 — the third generation of her family to do so. Some relatives were fishermen at the Wharf way back when, all coming home to the Mission each night. Unfortunately, as a young adult, Alyssa found…

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Fingersnaps Media Arts’ DJ Lamont Gets in His Groove with New Commercial Space in MEDA Small Sites Program Property

“My mom was a fanatic about music. My childhood home was filled with the sounds of everything from Motown to Crystal Gayle to disco. I just listened and took it all in like a sponge.” So explains Lamont Bransford-Young (photo, center) of his love of all things music, as evidenced by his shelves teeming with…

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Strengthening Latino and Immigrant Small Businesses in San Francisco’s Mission District

by Director of Asset Building Programs Lucy Arellano (Follow Lucy on LinkedIn) About 4.4 million businesses in the United States annually contribute more than $700 billion to the economy. Latino-owned businesses, that is. This according to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. There is no denying the burgeoning economic power of the Latino community across…

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Two MEDA Fondo Adelante Loan Recipients Are Semifinalists for 2019 James Beard Awards

If you’ve never heard of Palestinian musakhan (braised chicken with sumac and caramelized onions) or Cambodian amok (catfish steamed in a savory coconut-based curry and topped with an egg), then you should take note. Those are the signature dishes at Reem’s and Nyum Bai, respectively, which are a pair of MEDA clients based on the…

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MEDA Helping Small Businesses Thrive: Breakfast Little

MEDA’s Strategic Plan 2017-2020 re-envisions its work via five measurable results to be achieved for the San Francisco Mission District community by 2020. RESULT 5: THE MISSION IS A STRONG AND SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY FOR LATINO RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES AND INSTITUTIONS MEDA is committed to ensuring the Mission District retains its historic and current identity as a strong…

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MEDA Helping Mission Small Businesses Thrive: Artillery AG

MEDA’s Strategic Plan 2017-2020 re-envisions its work via five measurable results to be achieved for the San Francisco Mission District community by 2020. RESULT 5: THE MISSION IS A STRONG AND SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY FOR LATINO RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES AND INSTITUTIONS MEDA is committed to ensuring the Mission District retains its historic and current identity as a strong…

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MEDA Helping Mission Small Businesses Thrive: B & M Studio

MEDA’s Strategic Plan 2017-2020 re-envisions its work via five measurable results to be achieved for the San Francisco Mission District community by 2020. RESULT 5: THE MISSION IS A STRONG AND SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY FOR LATINO RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES AND INSTITUTIONS MEDA is committed to ensuring the Mission District retains its historic and current identity as a strong…

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MEDA Helping Mission Small Businesses Thrive: SF ArtWork

MEDA’s Strategic Plan 2017-2020 re-envisions its work via five measurable results to be achieved for the San Francisco Mission District community by 2020. RESULT 5: THE MISSION IS A STRONG AND SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY FOR LATINO RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES AND INSTITUTIONS MEDA is committed to ensuring the Mission District retains its historic and current identity as a strong…

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#SmallBizSat is Nov. 24: Support our Mission District Small Businesses

The numbers say it all: According to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, across the land there are 4.37 million Latino-owned businesses that, combined, annually contribute over $700 billion to the American economy. Seventy-percent of these are deemed small businesses, having fewer than 100 on staff. Starting a successful small business is a stepping stone…

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San Francisco Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund Grantees Celebrate “Women’s Entrepreneurship Day” at MEDA

“Although I have a long way to go, I’ve achieved some huge milestones and now have a system in place to be successful,” says Owner Karwanna Dyson of Big Mouth Productions, who grew up in San Francisco’s 94124 ZIP code, is a first-generation college graduate and is working daily to make her multimedia production company…

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