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Spring 2019 Updates from the Mission Promise Neighborhood

by Richard Raya, Director, Mission Promise Neighborhood These are exciting — and busy — times for the Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN), so I wanted to make sure you are updated on recent events and what’s ahead. Thanks for being part of MPN! State Legislation for Promise Neighborhoods We are excited to announce new state legislation…

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¡Sí, Se Puede! Working Collectively to Increase Latino Family Leadership through Abriendo Puertas in the Mission District of San Francisco

Co-authored by: Associate Director Liz Cortez, Mission Promise Neighborhood Early Learning Program Manager Ada Alvarado Freund, Mission Promise Neighborhood Abriendo Puertas Professional Learning Community includes the following partners: Felton Institute Good Samaritan Family Resource Center Homeless Prenatal Program Mission Neighborhood Centers San Francisco Unified School District – Early Education Department Support for Families Introduction Abriendo Puertas/Opening…

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2019: The Mission and Beyond, for All California Kids

For Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN), 2018 could have been the final year. The grant from the Department of Education had sunsetted and MPN was operating on carryover funds. We didn’t know if we would be here in 2019. We were among 12 Promise Neighborhoods across the country that were eligible for only three available extension…

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Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader and Mayor London Breed at “Keeping the Promise” Mission Community Event

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2018 Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader and Mayor London Breed at “Keeping the Promise” Mission Community Event Celebrates Mission Promise Neighborhood Five Years of Results, Expansion to Five More Schools San…

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Una Familia Determinada a Sobresalir

por Adriana Jones Lima (English follows Spanish) La familia Arriola Hernández vino a los Estados Unidos en los noventas y es originalmente de la Ciudad de México. Refugio llegó primero a los EEUU a continuar sus estudios y luego mandó por su esposa, Elvira.  A poco tiempo Refugio aprendió que la vida estadounidense cuesta mucho…

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Mission Promise Neighborhood is Doubling Down on Collective Impact

by Director, Mission Promise Neighborhood Richard Raya (photo, right) The most recent data from San Francisco Unified School District showed 2,144 homeless students in the district. The majority of these homeless students, 1,345, were English Language Learners, and 1,093 were Latino. In the face of this crisis, a school in the Mission District recently opened…

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Mission Promise Neighborhood Receives $6 Million Two-Year Extension Grant

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 2, 2018 Mission Promise Neighborhood Receives $6 Million Two-Year Extension Grant Five years of collective impact positioned to generate ever-greater results San Francisco — The U.S. Department of Education has announced that San Francisco’s…

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“Eighth Annual Walk Around the Block” Showcases Need for Equity of Quality Child Care and Early Learning

Co-authored by: MEDA Community Leadership Development Manager Lucia Obregon Mission Promise Neighborhood Early Learning Program Manager Ada Alvarado Freund Wednesday was an important day in San Francisco, as the “Eighth Annual Walk Around the Block” took place. Enthusiastic families — accompanied by staff from child care centers and early education programs — gathered on City…

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A Promise Delivered for our Mission Students

by Mission Promise Neighborhood Director Richard Raya MEDA is the lead agency of the Mission Promise Neighborhood. All San Franciscans should be dismayed by the Chronicle story [“A child left behind: SF student failed every class in high school,” March 28, 2018 ], which showcased a student who Booker T. Washington Community Service Center agency…

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Keeping the Promise: Our Mission Promise Neighborhood Kids Are Graduating from High School

The Montoya-Alcocer Family. Josue Alcocer is a 2017 John O’Connell High School graduate. He is now attending City College. Photo credit: Madeleine Bair Co-authored by: MPN Director of Program Evaluation, Learning & Impact Morgan Buras-Finlay John O’Connell High School Principal Susan Ryan There is some great news coming out of John O’Connell High School: Graduation…

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