COVID-19 Archives

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La Dra. Alicia Fernández de UCSF responde a las preguntas más frecuentes de la comunidad latina sobre la vacuna COVID-19

[Click for English, which follows Spanish] Muchos miembros de nuestra comunidad tienen preguntas sobre la vacuna contra el COVID-19. El Oficial de Comunicaciones Comunitarias de MEDA, Juan Mesa, tuvo el honor de entrevistar recientemente a la Dra. Alicia Fernández del Centro de Excelencia Latinx de UCSF para que respondiera a las preguntas más frecuentes de…

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MEDA Awarded AHEAD Grant from Federal Home Loan Bank, San Francisco to Help Latinx and Immigrant Businesses Weather the COVID-19 Crisis

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 11, 2020 MEDA Awarded AHEAD Grant from Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco Funding to help Mission District Latinx and immigrant entrepreneurs weather the COVID-19 pandemic San Francisco — The Federal Home…

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MEDA Pivots to Rapidly Deploy $4.3 Million in Paycheck Protection Program Loans for Bay Area Small Businesses in Need

by Fondo Adelante Small Business Loan Officer Pablo Solares The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was much applauded — and even more needed — when passed by the U.S. Congress at the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis. This monumental legislation sought to economically support small ventures which had suddenly lost business due to the public health…

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Mission Promise Neighborhood Updates, as a New School Year Begins

by Director, Mission Promise Neighborhood Richard Raya The new school year school begins this week in San Francisco, and remote learning makes for unusual times for all of us. But the extensive groundwork we laid over the summer ensures that Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN) is ready to support our students, families and school district. Throughout…

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San Francisco Latino Parity and Equity Coalition Advocates for Community Resources in Face of Catastrophic COVID-19 Crisis

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 29, 2020 San Francisco Latino Parity and Equity Coalition Advocates for Community Resources in Face of Catastrophic COVID-19 Crisis Virtual press conference to showcase dire need for resources during and after the pandemic…

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Critical Needs of Latino Community Members Seeking COVID-19 Services in San Francisco’s Mission District

by Senior Analyst Ryan Fukumori Organizations in the Mission District serve a community that is predominantly Latino, with many non-English speakers and immigrants, including undocumented residents. This community has disproportionately suffered the financial and health-related effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. These disparities can be attributed to preexisting structural inequalities, with many Latinos clustered in industries…

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