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JPMorgan Chase Holds “Entrepreneurs of Color” Event at MEDA’s Plaza Adelante

While the challenge of accessing capital plagues most small-business owners, the problem is especially acute among minority-owned ventures. A look at U.S. Small Business Administration lending data indicates an ongoing divide: Only 2 to 3 percent of loans go to African American-owned businesses, while the rate for Latinos ranges from just 5 to 6 percent….

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MEDA and Business Community Co-Host “Latino Small-Business Mixer”

A fun yet impactful time was on the menu for the 80 attendees of a May 16 “Latino Small-Business Mixer” held at Don Ramon’s Mexican Restaurante in SoMa. This mixer was part of San Francisco Small Business Week, held each May, with the mixer’s co-hosts MEDA, Excelsior Action Group, La Cocina, Hispanic Chambers of Commerce…

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Mission Techies Get an “In”side Look at LinkedIn

“This is the best day of my life!” exclaimed 22-year-old Mission Techie Jessica Dean after speaking with an engineer at LinkedIn’s “Career Exposure Day.” Jessica continued by stating that she now knew for sure that coding was for her. It’s quite the invitation when LinkedIn for Good offers a visit to their downtown San Francisco…

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Chelsea Clinton’s Book Tour Comes to the Mission’s Everett Middle School

Just five weeks shy of her thirteenth birthday when she headed to D.C. to live in the White House, Chelsea Clinton knows plenty about public life. That early experience was the impetus for her recently released first book, “It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going,” a primer for adolescents looking to become…

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Committee to Save the Mission to Hold “Latin Legends Rock for La Mission” Concert to Benefit “Yes on Prop I”

Talk about rockin’ the vote! That is, the citywide vote to make sure everyone understands the need to choose “Yes on Prop I” when sending in that absentee ballot or heading to the polls on November 3rd. Knowing they are being outspent 10:1 by the “No” side’s grouping of real estate agents and high-powered developers,…

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A Tribute to the Influential Mothers of MEDA Staff, Part 1

On this Mother’s Day weekend, MEDA encourages everyone to take time to celebrate the power of maternal love. We asked MEDA staff to tell what they learned from their mothers and how that made them a better person. Here are a few of the inspiring responses (check back tomorrow for more stories.) Staff member: Karoleen Feng Mother’s…

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MEDA and Bank of the West Team Up for Free FAFSA Event

Thinking about heading off to college can be daunting, for students and parents alike. Especially when it comes to paying for that degree. Most students needs some sort of financing package and that’s where Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) comes in. Think of FAFSA as the gateway to money for higher education. Not only…

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It Takes a (Santa’s) Village: Toy Drive for the Mission Today

Google the phrase “toy drive” and 27 million possibilities arise, so it’s not a surprise that the folks at the tech company know there is a dire need for low-income families this holiday season. This is definitely the case for many Latino families in the Mission District of San Francisco, where escalating home prices and…

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MEDA Discusses Lack of Affordable Housing with San Francisco’s Tech Giants

The subject of affordable housing or, more specifically, the lack thereof in San Francisco, was front and center last night at Bloomberg’s Pier 3 offices on the Embarcadero, with a crowd in the hundreds attending. A panel comprising Chief Economist Jed Kolko of Trulia, Jeff Buckley, who is Senior Advisor on Housing to Mayor Ed…

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¡VIVA MEDA! Celebrates 41 Years of Service to the Latino Community

“The organization MEDA is in 2014 is different than it was in 2013,” reflects Executive Director Luis Granados on the nonprofit’s work serving low-income Latinos in the Mission District. Granados’ statement is definitely true, the juxtaposition all the greater when comparing the organization of five years ago to that of today. From two programs to…

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