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Why I Give to MEDA: Major Donor Leagrey Dimond

Photo: Philanthropist Leagrey Dimond (center) with her beloved godchildren, Josgard and David. MEDA’s mission of building equity through Latino wealth, place and power would not be possible without our many generous donors since our start in 1973. Such financial support often comes from individuals: Whether they are major, mid-level or grassroots donors, we could never…

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USF Computer Donations Take a Byte Out of the Digital Divide in San Francisco’s Mission District

Most of us take for granted having a laptop or desktop computer to use. These devices are a necessity: It’s no easy task for a student to write an in-depth report on their smartphone, or for a jobseeker to swipe up and fill out a multi-page employment application. And forget about multitasking. Even those cleverly…

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End-of-Year Giving: Ways to Donate or Volunteer to Help Mission Kids

It’s the season of giving, as we collectively work to improve the lives of Mission students. It’s easy. Just donate to a cause in the Mission in lieu of purchasing gifts, or ask your friends and family to make your holiday gift a tax-deductible donation. There are many impactful Mission-based organizations providing access to critical services and…

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Double Duty by DoubleDutch: Thanksgiving Meal Donations and Volunteerism at MEDA Today

Everyone’s got a long shopping list for this Thursday’s Thanksgiving meal, but for some that list cannot easily be met … if at all. The habitually underresourced sometimes cannot fit the added expense of this holiday meal into their tight budget. This is true of a number of MEDA’s 7,000+ annual clients, with household incomes…

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MEDA Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement on Nov. 29

Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 21, 2016 MEDA Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement on Nov. 29 Political changes create urgent need for donations to stand up for Latino immigrant community   San Francisco, Calif. — The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) has joined #GivingTuesday,…

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Mission Techies Take a Shine to FiveStars’ Support

Last Thursday, a packed room of proud family, friends, partner agencies and MEDA staff joined to celebrate the graduation of the summer 2016 cohort of Mission Techies. The Mission Techies program – part of MEDA’s free Workforce Development – teaches IT essentials of hardware, software, networking and coding. Attendees also celebrated an innovative social enterprise model…

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How to Help Those Affected by the Mission and 29th Streets Fire in San Francisco

MEDA is providing services and addressing the needs of those affected by the June 18, 2016 fire at Mission and 29th streets. Here is how the community can get involved. TENANT NEEDS There were 58 tenants displaced by the fire at Mission and 29th streets. The main thing that most people can provide to support these…

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USF Computer Donation to MEDA will Help Bridge the Digital Divide

It takes a big effort to bridge the digital divide in the low-income community. It takes a strategy for community outreach. It takes a team of staff and volunteers to teach the classes. It also takes computers. That’s why the recent in-kind donation of 50 PC desktops and two projectors from the University of San…

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Why I Give Wednesday: MEDA Workforce Development Program Manager Orrian Willis

To celebrate this season of giving and thankfulness, every Wednesday we will showcase staff, Board members, volunteers and clients telling what this Mission District, San Francisco nonprofit brings to their lives. After graduating from college a little over five years ago, I applied to a number of jobs. Like many recent college graduates, I was confused and anxious…

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Why I Give Wednesday: MEDA Operations Assistant Rosabella Safont

To celebrate this season of giving and thankfulness, every Wednesday we will showcase staff, Board members, volunteers and clients telling what this Mission District, San Francisco nonprofit brings to their lives. The challenges facing the Mission District’s low-income Latino residents today can seem daunting, but I’m reminded that this community has a long history of struggle and perseverance….

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