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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…

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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 Bridges the Digital Divide in San Francisco’s Mission District

“These technologies can make life easier, can let us touch people we might not otherwise.” So said the late Apple visionary and driving force, Steve Jobs. Yet a walk down one of the main drags of San Francisco’s Mission District reveals two worlds attempting to coexist. At 24th and Valencia, scores of young tech workers…

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HomeownershipSF Expo to Showcase Options to Get Into San Francisco Housing Market

Everyone knows how expensive housing is in the Bay Area. The idea of owning your own home, especially in the city of San Francisco, can be daunting. According to the California Association of Realtors latest statistics, the median single-family home price in San Francisco has risen to $964,670, up a whopping 28.6% year over year,…

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MEDA Celebrates 40 Years

More than 300 guests attended MEDA’s 40th Anniversary Event on September 26, 2013. San Francisco City Hall was beautifully lit for the occasion and as you will see in this short video, it was a magical evening filled with great food, great music and a spirit of celebration and accomplishments. Viva MEDA! Meda 40th Anniversary…

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MEDA Celebrates 39 Years of Economic Justice

¡Viva MEDA!, our 39th Anniversary Celebration was a huge success, with over 200 friends, family, community members, supporters, and government officials present to celebrate our honorees as well as MEDA’s impactful work. It was a great opportunity to bring our message of economic justice across to many people who will be important in supporting our…

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