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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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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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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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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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MEDA Partners for Success

It’s always great when synchronicity occurs. This was definitely the case recently for MEDA Job Developer Orrian Willis. How so? Willis had attended a job fair, where he met two recruiters for UCSF, with their niche being temp to perm administration positions in the medical field. Willis nurtured this relationship so that MEDA Workforce Development…

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MEDA Client Guided to Become MEDA Staff

As a youngster in her native Honduras, Evelys Alvarado never imagined she would one day be teaching computer classes in the United States. While she had an early interest in technology, she had no idea how to transform those skills for her newly adopted home of the San Francisco Bay Area when she arrived here…

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