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Fingersnaps Media Arts’ DJ Lamont Gets in His Groove with New Commercial Space in MEDA Small Sites Program Property

“My mom was a fanatic about music. My childhood home was filled with the sounds of everything from Motown to Crystal Gayle to disco. I just listened and took it all in like a sponge.” So explains Lamont Bransford-Young (photo, center) of his love of all things music, as evidenced by his shelves teeming with…

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Strengthening Latino and Immigrant Small Businesses in San Francisco’s Mission District

by Director of Asset Building Programs Lucy Arellano (Follow Lucy on LinkedIn) About 4.4 million businesses in the United States annually contribute more than $700 billion to the economy. Latino-owned businesses, that is. This according to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. There is no denying the burgeoning economic power of the Latino community across…

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Cultural Placekeeping, Part 3 of 3: What We are Learning about Community Ownership

Co-authored by: Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng (Follow Karoleen on LinkedIn) Director of Fondo Adelante Nathanial Owen (Follow Nathanial on LinkedIn) Many cities across the nation struggle with gentrification and its subsequent displacement of low-income communities of color, but nowhere is this more evident than in San Francisco’s Mission District. This vibrant neighborhood — long…

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Cultural Placekeeping, Part 2 of 3: The Strategies for Cultural Placekeeping in Low-Income Communities of Color

Co-authored by: Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng (Follow Karoleen on LinkedIn) Director of Fondo Adelante Nathanial Owen (Follow Nathanial on LinkedIn) Many cities across the nation struggle with gentrification and its subsequent displacement of low-income communities of color, but nowhere is this more evident than in San Francisco’s Mission District. This vibrant neighborhood — long…

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Cultural Placekeeping, Part 1 of 3: The Case for Cultural Placekeeping in Low-Income Communities of Color

Co-authored by: Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng (Follow Karoleen on LinkedIn) Director of Fondo Adelante Nathanial Owen (Follow Nathanial on LinkedIn) Many cities across the nation struggle with gentrification and its subsequent displacement of low-income communities of color, but nowhere is this more evident than in San Francisco’s Mission District. This vibrant neighborhood — long…

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Two MEDA Fondo Adelante Loan Recipients Are Semifinalists for 2019 James Beard Awards

If you’ve never heard of Palestinian musakhan (braised chicken with sumac and caramelized onions) or Cambodian amok (catfish steamed in a savory coconut-based curry and topped with an egg), then you should take note. Those are the signature dishes at Reem’s and Nyum Bai, respectively, which are a pair of MEDA clients based on the…

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MEDA Helping Small Businesses Thrive: Breakfast Little

MEDA’s Strategic Plan 2017-2020 re-envisions its work via five measurable results to be achieved for the San Francisco Mission District community by 2020. RESULT 5: THE MISSION IS A STRONG AND SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY FOR LATINO RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES AND INSTITUTIONS MEDA is committed to ensuring the Mission District retains its historic and current identity as a strong…

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USF Computer Donations Take a Byte Out of the Digital Divide in San Francisco’s Mission District

Most of us take for granted having a laptop or desktop computer to use. These devices are a necessity: It’s no easy task for a student to write an in-depth report on their smartphone, or for a jobseeker to swipe up and fill out a multi-page employment application. And forget about multitasking. Even those cleverly…

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MEDA Helping Mission Small Businesses Thrive: Artillery AG

MEDA’s Strategic Plan 2017-2020 re-envisions its work via five measurable results to be achieved for the San Francisco Mission District community by 2020. RESULT 5: THE MISSION IS A STRONG AND SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY FOR LATINO RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES AND INSTITUTIONS MEDA is committed to ensuring the Mission District retains its historic and current identity as a strong…

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MEDA Helping Mission Small Businesses Thrive: B & M Studio

MEDA’s Strategic Plan 2017-2020 re-envisions its work via five measurable results to be achieved for the San Francisco Mission District community by 2020. RESULT 5: THE MISSION IS A STRONG AND SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY FOR LATINO RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES AND INSTITUTIONS MEDA is committed to ensuring the Mission District retains its historic and current identity as a strong…

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