Mission District San Francisco Blog

10,000 BMR Applications Showcases Community Outreach Success, With Need Still Great

Walk in MEDA’s neighborhood center, Plaza Adelante, on any given Wednesday afternoon and you will see dozens of determined community members, during walk-in hours, seeking housing assistance from a trusted neighborhood organization. It is not easy securing affordable apartment rentals, and the application process can seem daunting, especially if you have a language barrier or…

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StriveTogether Network: An Unstoppable National Movement to Ensure All Kids Have a Seat at the Table

Co-authored by: Director, Mission Promise Neighborhood Richard Raya Associate Director of Mission Promise Neighborhood Liz Cortez It’s now an unstoppable national movement: We are collaborating to improve the lives of children, breaking down barriers to build a better future for our next generation. Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN) is honored to be accepted into the StriveTogether…

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MEDA Scaling and Sharing: Replicable ¡Viva! Model Around Financial Integration and Affordable Housing will Strengthen Organizations Nationwide

Co-authored by: Chief Strategy Officer Lucy Arellano Baglieri Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng Associate Director of Community Real Estate Johnny Oliver When MEDA pivoted its work seven years ago, it was definitely to meet a local need to respond to the hyper-displacement of 8,000 Latinos from San Francisco’s Mission District in the decade…

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MEDA Helping Small Businesses Thrive: Jaime’s Jewelry

(Español sigue Ingles) MEDA is committed to ensuring the Mission District retains its historic and current identity as a strong Latino community, and a welcoming place for immigrants and the generations of Latino families who have long called the neighborhood home. It is imperative that small businesses thrive, as one strategy of community ownership. Following…

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Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta and Former U.S. Representative Luis Gutiérrez to be Featured Speakers at MEDA Annual Gala

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2019 Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta and Former U.S. Representative Luis Gutiérrez to be Featured Speakers at MEDA Annual Gala Both will speak of the need to recharge a civil rights movement…

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Después de Ser Desalojada Sin Justificación Bianca Ruíz no se Rinde y Encuentra un Nuevo Hogar en San Francisco

(English follows Spanish) por Alejandro Bautista Nativa a San Francisco, Bianca Ruiz, es hija de padres inmigrantes que llegaron por separado a los Estados Unidos en 1990 desde México. El padre de Bianca es de Michoacán mientras que su madre es de Sinaloa. Ambos emigraron por separado en busca de una vida mejor y más…

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MEDA’s Lucy Arellano Baglieri Promoted to Chief Strategy Officer

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 20, 2019 MEDA’s Lucy Arellano Baglieri Promoted to Chief Strategy Officer Taking the helm to formalize MEDA’s national presence and further scale Latino wealth, place and power-building San Francisco — The Mission Economic…

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Mission Promise Neighborhood 2019 Education Forum Prepares Kids for School Year Success

photo by Alejandro Bautista Hundreds of community members got their kids ready for the upcoming school year by taking part in the Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN) “2019 Education Forum.” This sixth annual event was held on Saturday, Aug. 10, with the venue graciously offered by City College – Mission Campus. (MEDA is the lead agency…

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501(c)(3) Organizations: Don’t Leave Your Advocacy Power on the Table, Make the Most of the Options Available to You

by Director of Policy & Advocacy Norma Paz García Based on the results of recent UnidosUS surveys of its affiliates, we know that members see a strong need for advocacy — and the need to develop stronger accountability with elected officials. We also know that less than two percent of UnidosUS members have an affiliated…

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Press Release: Mission Economic Development Agency Named UnidosUS Affiliate of the Year

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 5, 2019 Mission Economic Development Agency Named UnidosUS Affiliate of the Year UnidosUS Affiliate Organizations Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Latino Community San Francisco — UnidosUS (formerly NCLR) today announced at its 2019 Annual Conference…

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