Mission District Awarded Promise Neighborhoods Planning Grant

The Mission District has been awarded the Promise Neighborhood planning grant to improve opportunities for children and families.  The Obama Administration announced Monday that the U.S. Department of Education has selected the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) as one of the recipients of the 2011 Promise Neighborhoods planning grant. MEDA will work with the City of San Francisco, S.F. Unified School District, community partners, and other institutions to create a plan to provide the resources and support that students and families need to transform the historically low- income and under-served Mission District neighborhood in San Francisco into a community of opportunity.

MEDA Executive Director Luis Granados had this to say: “This investment in our community will allow us to create true innovation, ensuring children, youth and families in the Mission have strong schools, opportunities to become economically successful, and robust systems of family and community support that will allow them to thrive. When a family is economically secure and has assets, they will be better positioned to help their children succeed in school. Our goal with this grant is to help students and families do just that.”

Articles About Promise Neighborhood Grant:
ABC Local News: Click Here
San Francisco Examiner:  Click Here
Education Week: Click Here

SF Unified School District Press Release: Click Here

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