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501(c)(3) Organizations: Don’t Leave Your Advocacy Power on the Table, Make the Most of the Options Available to You

by Director of Policy & Advocacy Norma Paz García Based on the results of recent UnidosUS surveys of its affiliates, we know that members see a strong need for advocacy — and the need to develop stronger accountability with elected officials. We also know that less than two percent of UnidosUS members have an affiliated…

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The 10 Best Quotes from Civil Rights Leader Cesar Chavez

MEDA is intricately tied to Cesar Chavez. The mission of MEDA emulates that of the great leader, plus Plaza Adelante is just a few blocks from the Mission District’s Cesar Chavez Street, Also, one of the Mission Promise Neighborhood schools is aptly named Cesar Chavez Elementary. As we take time out today to celebrate the life of…

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I Left My I.P.O. in San Francisco

by Chief Executive Officer Luis Granados A recent New York Times article told of the anticipated I.P.O.s of major tech companies equating to “hundreds of billions” of dollars potentially flooding into our densely populated city. That’s over $2 billion for each of our 49 square miles. If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the past…

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MEDA’s Celina Castro-Saelao and Lucia Obregon Chosen for NALCAB Colegio Fellowships

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 15, 2019 MEDA’s Celina Castro-Saelao and Lucia Obregon Chosen for NALCAB Colegio Fellowships Program fosters next generation of Latino leaders San Francisco — The National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) just…

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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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It’s Time to Repeal Unfair Costa Hawkins Law: MEDA Backs a “Yes” Vote on Prop 10 Affordable Housing Act this November

Article and photo by Director of Policy & Advocacy Norma P. Garcia $4,560. $3,200. $2,290. No, these are not the costs of extravagant overseas vacations. It’s actually the median respective two-bedroom rent in San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego. Such exorbitant housing costs leave California’s families rent-burdened, with little cash left over each month…

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MEDA’s Lucia Obregon City Hall Speech: It is Now Legal for Non-Citizens to Vote in San Francisco School Board Elections

Good morning. My name is Lucia Obregon. I am honored to be here to speak on behalf of Mission Economic Development Agency, also known as MEDA. Since 1973, MEDA has worked tirelessly to strengthen low- and moderate-income Latino families by promoting economic equity and social justice through asset building and community development. We are deeply…

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