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From DC to the Bay Area, MEDA Volunteer David DyTang Tackles Taxes

by Asset Building Coach Marcail Distante Washington D.C. resident David DyTang took a plunge into the unknown in 2016 by venturing to the Bay Area. He decided to make this move after being offered a risk management position at Uber, at the time a scaling startup looking to generate global impact.  Though David had a…

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MEDA Director of Asset Building Programs Lucy Arellano Baglieri Nominated to Win $25,000 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 August 1, 2019 MEDA Director of Asset Building Programs Lucy Arellano Baglieri Nominated to Win $25,000 Grant Lucy Arellano Baglieri is among 12 finalists for 2019 Coors Light Líder of the Year San Francisco…

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It’s All in the Family with MEDA’s Workforce Development Team

The Colocho family emigrated from El Salvador in 2018 to escape the rampant violence of their homeland, joining their father in the Mission District of San Francisco. Like all immigrants, they sought a better life, which translates to building generational wealth. That often starts with finding a good job as the pathway to a well-paying…

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The Daddy of Them All: GoDaddy Grant to MEDA Will Create Online Presence for 50 Low-Income Entrepreneurs

Whether you run a mom-and-pop coffee shop or adorn bodies with tattoos, an online presence is a standard marketing tool in 2019. Yet far too many small businesses in San Francisco’s Mission District, especially those run by low-income entrepreneurs, lack a digital presence, thereby limiting their chances at economic success. The main challenges to an…

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Growing a Garden, A Business … and Young Lives

It’s a sunny morning on Revere Avenue in San Francisco’s Bayview, and toddlers are tending to the garden they have carefully planted, with organic tomatoes, cilantro and radishes ready to be picked for that afternoon’s lunch. No, this isn’t a City-sponsored summer camp: It’s Delia’s Little Angels, a home-based early care and education center. The…

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MEDA and Bank of America Partner on Pathways Program to Increase Hiring in Low- and Moderate-Income San Francisco Bay Area Communities

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 7, 2019 MEDA and Bank of America Partner on Pathways Program to Increase Hiring in Low- and Moderate-Income San Francisco Bay Area Communities Partnership with BofA and UnidosUS affiliates creates bilingual talent pipeline…

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“Access Your Career Fair 2019” is Slated for May 23

Bring you resume — and your confidence — on Thursday, May 23, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for the “Access Your Career Fair 2019.” (Register for free.) The San Francisco venue will be Saint Joseph’s Arts Society, an exhibition space and arts club located at 1401 Howard St.. MEDA is partnering with the San Francisco Office…

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MEDA Awards Two ¡Viva! Grants for “Adelante: Moving California Families Forward,” With Financial-Capability Initiative

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 4, 2019 MEDA Awards Two ¡Viva! Grants for “Adelante: Moving California Families Forward,” With Financial Capability Initiative Goal to foster financial-capability integration statewide through nonprofit capacity building San Francisco — The Mission Economic…

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New Year’s Resolution: Become a MEDA Tax Volunteer

  Here’s a New Year’s resolution that’s sure to generate impact: Become a MEDA tax volunteer and give back to the low-income Mission community. MEDA is the largest free VITA tax service in the Bay Area, but that takes volunteers … like you. The upcoming season runs from Jan. 22 to April 15. (Read of…

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NALCAB and MEDA Swing into Action Nationwide, Goal to Support Communities of Color to Build Wealth and Power

“This is a national movement — a culmination of all of our local work in San Francisco’s Mission District. On a micro-level, it’s about strengthening organizations by offering customized training and technical assistance. But the big picture centers around fostering wealth and power building not just for Latinos, but for all low- and moderate-income clients,…

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