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First MPN Education Forum Offers Mission Community Needed Resources

“Today is a special day because this is the first step you are taking with your children as they begin a new school year,” enthusiastically stated Director, Mission Promise Neighborhood Raquel Donoso, as she welcomed a crowd of over 200 who packed the Salvation Army Mission Community Center on an abnormally hot August morning this…

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After Being Displaced by Mission Fire, Business is Blooming Again for Thalia’s Jewelry

Successfully running a two-decades old business is a definite labor of love. Imagine the horror of having that focus of your life seemingly disappear in a couple of hours. That’s the unfortunate story for Araceli and Fernando, owners of Thalia’s Jewelry, one of 31 businesses displaced by the conflagration at Mission and 22nd streets almost…

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A Movement is Started, Even as a Pause on Mission Luxury Housing Falls Just Short of Passage

As it neared midnight on Tuesday, after many hours of impassioned debate and testimony from the community, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors failed to pass a 45-day pause on Mission luxury housing. The vote was seven ayes and four nays, two short of what is required for passage. While District 9 Supervisor Campos’ measure went…

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MEDA to Appear at “SF Housing Expo 2015″ on June 20th

“We are in our new home, which we love! Thanks, MEDA, for the invaluable assistance in putting us on the path that led us here.” —MEDA First-Time Homebuyer clients Chris and Yayoi Baker It’s no surprise that buying a home in San Francisco can present challenges, but the above quote from MEDA clients now enjoying…

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“Get Connected!” Event Bridges Digital Divide in the Mission

“I need to understand technology so that I can help my child succeed in school,” explained Mission resident Miriam, who came with her eight-year-old daughter to a free Mission Promise Neighborhood technology event at MEDA’s Plaza Adelante today. Miriam was just one of many Mission residents who dropped by to take digital literacy classes taught by…

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Cinco de Mayo Event Held: Learn the History

Many people mistakenly believe that Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexico’s independence– an event that is actually commemorated every September 16th. Here’s a quick history lesson to set the record straight. After the Mexican-American and the Reform wars of the mid-19th century, Mexico was mostly bankrupt, so the nation put forth a two-year moratorium…

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Packed Meeting to Discuss Affordable Housing and Jobs for All in the Mission

A sobering San Francisco Chronicle article yesterday morning confirmed what most Bay Area residents already know: we live in the most expensive rental market in the nation. The numbers tell it all, as rents were up 14.8 percent from 2013 to 2014, with an average rent in San Francisco now $3,129. Working-class families will soon…

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Mission Community Rallies at Benefit Concert to Save Displaced Businesses

As she waited in line to donate money at a benefit concert last night, Sonia looked over at the burned-out building on the corner of Mission and 22nd streets, the shuttered-up structure a statement on the changing neighborhood. “I hope these businesses can come back. I loved that place for many years. What will it…

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Golden State Warriors’ Community Spirit is a Slam Dunk with Mission Promise Neighborhood

Nobody can deny that the Golden State Warriors are winners. With a league-leading 53-13 record, these guys definitely know how to rise above the competition. Look at the stats. Stephen Curry averages over 23 points per game and has an over 90 percent free throw average. Draymond Green takes down over eight rebounds per game. Andrew…

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Zack Crockett and MEDA Hand Out $165,000 to Mission Fire Victims

At the Salvation Army shelter on Valencia Street last night, some hope was finally offered  to tenants who were victims of the devastating fire at Mission and 22nd streets on January 28th. Zack Crockett had started a donation page to help the victims of this catastrophe, with the 27-year-old Mission resident later coming to MEDA to…

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