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: Diamond Linan
Program: Development & Marketing
Why did you decide to volunteer with MEDA?
Volunteer Services Manager Lucia Obregon first told me about MEDA and the opportunity I could have by volunteering my time with the Marketing department. After hearing about the services MEDA provides, and the people and families they have helped, I wanted to do my part and help spread the word about MEDA.
What projects have you worked on as a volunteer?
I have helped re-edit a few short client success stories so they can be used on MEDA’s social media pages, and play on the monitors on the third-floor lobby. Currently, I’m finishing up a video on the Mission Techies program.
What do you like best about volunteering at MEDA?
I feel very welcomed by all of the positive energy present at MEDA. Marisol Quintana and Christopher Gil from the Marketing team have been very supportive of my educational success — as well as my time — and the work I have been doing. MEDA continues to remind me of the beauty in my Latina culture every day I make my commute through the Mission.
What have you learned from your volunteer experience?
I’ve volunteered for nonprofit organizations before, and they have always taught me of the importance of giving back, and using any privilege you have to help others.
Tell us something we may not know about you. Any interesting facts you’d like to share about your life?
I recently graduated from the Academy of Art University with a BFA in Motion Pictures and Television!