Youth Programs Archives

The La TechLa Project: Teaching 1,000 Latina Girls to Code

Look around you and it won’t take long to see a young girl with her smartphone, busily texting her friend or reading the latest news about singer Katy Perry on the Internet. The challenge is to teach these 12- to 17-year-olds about the ways tech can enhance their future work lives, particularly when it comes…

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Mission Techies Give Unanimous Thumbs Up to Visit to Facebook Campus

Mission Techie Yaritza opened her weary eyes this morning upon awakening in her Mission District home, the 17-year-old Lowell High senior not sure what her day would bring. She and 18 other Mission Techies, from MEDA’s third cohort of its free young adult program, had been graciously invited to tour the campus of tech giant…

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MEDA Welcomes Youths to Summer Programs

Leo Sosa woke up early Wednesday morning in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley neighborhood, the fog-laden sky affording just enough light for MEDA’s Technology Training Manager to give his shoes that extra shine he desired. A couple of miles away, Job Coach Olivia Quinonez sorted through her closet to find her most professional of outfits and…

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