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The Future of Latinos and Technology

Interview with Miguel A. Gamiño Jr., CPA Chief Information Officer (CIO), City & County of San Francisco (appointed 12/4/14) Executive Director of the Department of Technology Miguel A Gamiño Jr. provides strategic direction for San Francisco’s use of technology. He counsels Mayor Lee, the Board of Supervisors and city departments regarding opportunities to leverage technology to…

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November 2014 San Francisco Ballot Measure: MEDA Says YES on Prop G

With the November 4th election right around the corner, it’s time for MEDA to advise of its stances on ballot measures as they pertain to the nonprofit’s mission of asset building for its low- and moderate-income clients, who are predominately Latino. Ballot Measure: Prop G MEDA Says: Yes on Prop G The essentials The gist of…

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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 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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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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Mission District Business Model: Duc Loi Supermarket Serves All

Part of MEDA’s mission in preserving the Mission is to ensure that longtime small businesses can maintain a presence in this ever-changing neighborhood. Such businesses can even come to MEDA for free counsel on how to do so. When thinking on the perfect model for a 2014 Mission District business, Duc Loi Supermarket immediately comes…

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