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Feliciano Vera Rejoins MEDA, Takes on Role of Chief Strategy Officer

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2020 Feliciano Vera Rejoins MEDA, Takes on Role of Chief Strategy Officer Taking the helm to share MEDA’s model and further scale building equity through Latino wealth, place and power nationwide San…

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Mission Families Relief Fund: Rapid Deployment of $100K for Mission Community Members Economically Impacted by COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis presented unprecedented challenges for the Latino immigrant community of San Francisco’s Mission District. MEDA was cognizant that a quick pivot and innovative solutions were urgently needed, plus that we could leverage our 47 years of trust built in the community and with our supporters. The need One immediate need was to find…

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MEDA Helping Mission Small Businesses Thrive: Sasa Eyebrows Threading

MEDA is committed to ensuring the Mission District remains a place where small businesses thrive. Following is a profile of a neighborhood venture representing the type of family-serving business MEDA strengthens. Owner: Aenis Rijal Business: Sasa Eyebrows Threading Address: Plaza Adelante, 2301 Mission St. #104 Type: Beauty salon Product: Eyebrows threading What gave you your…

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Press Statement: MEDA Applauds Defeat of Senate Bill 50

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan, 30, 2020 MEDA Applauds Defeat of Senate Bill 50 Bill threatens to accelerate displacement and gentrification is San Francisco’s Mission District Sacramento, Calif. — Today, the California Senate rejected Senate Bill 50 (Wiener)…

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MEDA Helping Mission Small Businesses Thrive: Lady Alamo

MEDA is committed to ensuring the Mission District remains a place where small businesses thrive. Following is a profile of a neighborhood venture representing the type of family-serving business MEDA strengthens. Owners: Yiva and Bryce Beal Business: Lady Alamo Address: 2121 Mission St. Type: Retail and studio Product: Bags and accessories What gave you your…

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Mayor London Breed and Community Organizations Announce Purchase of Historic Property to Save and Preserve Centro Social Obrero

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 20, 2019 Mayor London Breed and Community Organizations Announce Purchase of Historic Property to Save and Preserve Centro Social Obrero Transaction will keep 50-year-old organization, Mission Language and Vocational School, in its Mission…

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MEDA’s Fondo Adelante Announces Launch of Largest National Loan Fund for the Growth of Latino-Owned Small Businesses, in Partnership with NALCAB and Wells Fargo

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 14, 2019 MEDA Announces Launch of Largest National Loan Fund for the Growth of Latino-Owned Small Businesses, in Partnership with NALCAB and Wells Fargo $10 million Wells Fargo Foundation grant is designed to…

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Mayor London Breed Announces Acquisition of Housing and the El Rio Bar Through the City’s Small Sites Program

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 9, 2019 Mayor London Breed Announces Acquisition of Housing and the El Rio Bar Through the City’s Small Sites Program Eight residential homes in the Mission-Bernal Heights neighborhood will remain permanently affordable as…

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MEDA Scaling and Sharing: Replicable ¡Viva! Model Around Financial Integration and Affordable Housing will Strengthen Organizations Nationwide

Co-authored by: Chief Strategy Officer Lucy Arellano Baglieri Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng Associate Director of Community Real Estate Johnny Oliver When MEDA pivoted its work seven years ago, it was definitely to meet a local need to respond to the hyper-displacement of 8,000 Latinos from San Francisco’s Mission District in the decade…

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MEDA Helping Mission Small Businesses Thrive: Jaime’s Jewelry

(Español sigue Ingles) MEDA is committed to ensuring the Mission District retains its historic and current identity as a strong Latino community, and a welcoming place for immigrants and the generations of Latino families who have long called the neighborhood home. It is imperative that small businesses thrive, as one strategy of community ownership. Following…

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