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MEDA July 2016 Volunteer of the Month: Jassy Grewal

Each month, the Mission Economic Development Agency honors one of its dedicated volunteers — the people who are an integral part of MEDA’s ability to provide free services to low- and moderate-income Bay Area residents. Thanks to all of the selfless MEDA volunteers who choose Plaza Adelante as their second home.  Name: Jassy Grewal Program: Mission Promise Neighborhood (MEDA is the lead…

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“An American Dream?” Photo Voice Exhibit to Showcase Health Issues of Housing Crisis in the Mission

June is HUD’s first-ever “National Healthy Homes Month,” but a dearth of affordable housing is translating to stress-related health issues being the norm for the historically underserved Mission families. It’s definitely anxiety creating when you spend over 50 percent of your household income on an apartment in San Francisco, as is the case for the…

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Tech for All: “Get Connected!” Event in the Mission

Monica stopped by so that her youngster could take a digital storytelling workshop. Jorge wanted to learn how to look for work online. Middle-schooler Jasmine wanted to create her first mobile app. These were just three of the many Mission District residents that came to Everett Middle School last night for the seventh “Get Connected!” event. This jam-packed…

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Mission Promise Neighborhood Data-Sharing Tool Showcased by MEDA in Salesforce Webinar

Data. Information. Facts. No matter how you say it, sharing data can be powerful, but it takes the right opportunity and a team of experts to make that a reality. That opportunity came from the Department of Education three years ago, with the creation and funding of the Mission Promise Neighborhood – a federal initiative…

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Partner Streetside Stories Using Tech in Mission Promise Neighborhood Newcomer Class

Imagine being new to this country … as an 11-year-old.  You need to learn the language. You need the learn the culture. You need to just learn, period. To make this process interactive and fun, Streetside Stories and classroom teachers have partnered up to get creative. On Tuesday at Everett Middle School, 6th-graders who are…

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“Get Connected!” Presented by Google Helps Mission Community

While most low-income Mission families know the need for being connected, they often don’t know how to get started. This is especially true of immigrants—newcomers to this country with myriad tech options from which to choose. That’s why the goal of today’s sixth “Get Connected!” event, held at MEDA’s Plaza Adelante, was to help parents…

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LinkedIn Volunteers Offer Some Good Advice to Mission District Students

Whether you call it a resume or a CV, most jobseekers have learned over time the power of having a robust LinkedIn profile to supplement, or even supplant, that piece of paper routinely sent to a job recruiter or handed in at the start of an interview. By robust, that means having plenty of connections,…

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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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MEDA Meeting Distinct Tax Challenges of the Low-Income Community

After just five years, MEDA now runs the largest free tax preparation program in San Francisco. While things are super busy during the first part of the year, with everyone trying to meet the April 15th filing deadline, there are still plenty of clients coming through the doors of Plaza Adelante, the Mission neighborhood center,…

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First MPN Education Forum Offers Mission Community Needed Resources

“Today is a special day because this is the first step you are taking with your children as they begin a new school year,” enthusiastically stated Director, Mission Promise Neighborhood Raquel Donoso, as she welcomed a crowd of over 200 who packed the Salvation Army Mission Community Center on an abnormally hot August morning this…

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