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Client Success Story: MEDA Young Adult Client Ron Chong on the Path to an IT Career

At 24, San Francisco resident Ron Chong was seeking an entry point to the region’s booming tech sector. Having attended numerous tech conferences over the past five years, the young adult knew this was the place for him, as he had always had an interest in the digital world. Ron started his journey with a…

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In His Own Words: Santos Cabrera, Client Success Story

I want to thank MEDA’s Robert Lopez for helping me find a job at Green Chile Restaurant. I am very content with my new job. I needed MEDA’s free Workforce Development program’s help to pursue a job because I wanted a better life for me and my family.” Thank you, Santos Cabrera If you are interested in…

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MEDA May 2015 Volunteer of the Month: Ernesto Martinez

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: Ernesto Martinez Program: Workforce Development Why did…

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Ada, MEDA Client Success Story
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Mission Fire Update: MEDA Assists Client in Landing New Job at Bi-Rite

It was a difficult night on January 28th when Ada Olmedo heard about the fire at Mission and 22nd streets. This was where she had been employed for ten years at the local Popeye’s. All changed in an instant. Ada’s daily routine was no more. The life she knew was gone. Two days later, Ada…

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MEDA October 2014 Volunteer of the Month: Martin Thormann

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: Martin Thormann Program: Business Development/Technology & Internet/Workforce Development Why did you…

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May Bishop Client Success
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Client Success Story: Mary Bishop, Workforce Development, In Her Own Words

I learned about MEDA at a job fair and attended their next orientation later that week. It had been several years since I had worked at a traditional job and I was very anxious about looking for work again. The orientation was informative and I was able to meet with Robert Lopez, one of MEDA’s…

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Yohana Rodriguez
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Workforce Client Success Story: Yohana Rodriguez

MEDA me ayudo a conseguir dos trabajos. Estoy muy contenta porque antes de llegar a MEDA yo no tenía nada. El señor Robert Lopez no solo me ayudo con mi currículum, pero me motivo . MEDA es una institución  donde ayudan sin  lucro. Me ayudaron  con transporte, tecnología, y hasta cubrieron el costo de mi…

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MEDA Workforce Clients Produce Results for Mission Community Market

San Francisco residents who have yet to venture by Bartlett near 22nd on a Thursday between 4pm and 8pm may be surprised to see a touch of the bucolic in the generally bustling urban enclave. That’s when nature’s bounty is served up to a gathering of low-key Mission residents, in the form of the Mission Community…

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MEDA Workforce Development Program: Year One Goals Surpassed in Just 10 Months

“When the team was hired to launch MEDA’s new Workforce Development Program a year ago, we knew it would be challenging, but previous experiences taught us that hard work, relationships and quality are key to making it through the startup phase,” states Chris Tugwell, MEDA Workforce Manager, as he looks onto the bustling Mission Street…

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