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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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Cha Cha Cha to Host “Mission Backpack Giveaway Fundraiser & Happy Hour” July 29th

You wouldn’t think seafood paella and backpacks have much in common, right? Well, it’s time to think again! On Tuesday, July 29th, from 5:30pm to 9pm, renowned San Francisco eatery Cha Cha Cha is hosting a “Mission Backpack Giveaway Fundraiser & Happy Hour.” The Mission District restaurant has generously offered to donate a portion of…

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Tech Volunteers Teach Mission Techies to Code

When MEDA’s Technology Manager Richard Abisla mingled at a Facebook-sponsored Happy Hour in the Mission, he met Kurtis Nusbaum of the tech giant’s Messenger Team. Their discussion about the Mission Techies—financially challenged youths aged 17-24 who learn free IT skills at MEDA—led to Kurtis volunteering to teach code to the fortunate group last night from…

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MEDA Supporter Acknowledgment Event

Yesterday, MEDA hosted events for 225 job seekers and 34 Business Development program graduates, plus over 40 volunteers, funders and donors. Workforce Development took their job placement magic down the road, with a successful job fair at Valencia Gardens that showcased a queue out the door at the start of the event and 18 employers…

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MEDA Invited to Smart Money Hackathon and Tech Clinic June 6th to 8th

The San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) is partnering with the Impact Hub San Francisco (925 Mission St.) and the Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation (MOCI) to host the Smart Money Hackathon and Tech Clinic. Developers, designers, marketers, community members and makers of all kinds are invited to participate in this weekend hackathon to build capacity…

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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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