Client Success Stories Archives - Page 6 of 6

From 0-750 in 6 Months? It’s MEDA’s Secured Credit Card to the FICO Score Rescue

Financial Capability is a thread that ties together MEDA’s service integration model, as evidenced daily at Plaza Adelante, the nonprofit’s Mission neighborhood center. Whether a client’s goal is to find a job or buy a first home or start a small business, one’s finances being in order is essential. The Need Jaqueline Marcelos, MEDA Financial…

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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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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 Client Success Story: Alessandra Nieto Finds a Job

Alessandra Nieto, a 26-year-old residing in Oakland, came to the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) because she was frustrated by the seemingly daunting task of obtaining full-time employment in San Francisco. Helpful friends, who had received job-readiness training from MEDA’s talented Workforce Development Department, had referred her to our Mission District nonprofit, which annually offers…

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