Mission District San Francisco Blog

June 20 Groundbreaking For Casa Adelante – 1296 Shotwell Affordable Housing for Seniors

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2018 June 20 Groundbreaking For Casa Adelante – 1296 Shotwell Affordable Housing for Seniors First 100 percent affordable housing in San Francisco’s Mission District in a decade San Francisco — With shovels…

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Travesty at the Border: Federal Administration Separating Migrant Families

(Español sigue) Confined conditions for nearly 1,500. Allowed outside for just two hours per day. Just two phone calls a week. No, this isn’t a federal penitentiary. It’s a detention center in Brownsville, Texas with the innocuous-sounding name of Casa Padres, especially ironic as Father’s Day approaches. This converted Walmart mega-store is now a mega-shelter…

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“Co-Creating in Community, With Community” Presentation Delves Into Human-Centered Design Approaches

MEDA’s initial foray into the world of human-centered design was when a grant was won in 2016 to work with IDEO.org, a global design and innovation company. The project was the revamping of MEDA’s financial-coaching package used at the community-based organization’s weekly Welcome Orientations for new clients. Watching IDEO.org’s process definitely offered a fresh perspective….

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MEDA Looks to Work Collaboratively with Mayor-elect London Breed

With London Breed now officially declared San Francisco’s next mayor, MEDA congratulates her on a hard-fought victory over formidable candidates. Breed is the first female African American mayor of San Francisco — a milestone in our City’s political history. San Francisco is now the largest city in the United States with a woman at the…

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MEDA Strategic Plan Result 5: The Mission is a Strong and Supportive Community for Latino Residents, Businesses and Institutions

With the release of its Strategic Plan, MEDA has re-envisioned its work via five measurable results to be achieved for the San Francisco Mission District community by 2020. This is blog #5 of 5 that have detailed these five results. Result 5: The Mission is a Strong and Supportive Community for Latino Residents, Businesses and…

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MEDA Strategic Plan Result 4: San Francisco Latinos are Decision-Makers in the Institutions and Political Systems that Affect Their Lives

With the release of its Strategic Plan, MEDA has re-envisioned its work via five measurable results to be achieved for the San Francisco Mission District community by 2020. This is blog #4 of 5 that will detail these five results. Result 4: San Francisco Latinos are Decision-Makers in the Institutions and Political Systems that Affect…

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Guía de MEDA sobre proposiciones en la boleta de votación

(English follows Spanish) Elección general 5 de junio del 2018 SÍ a la Prop C  Impuestos adicionales sobre alquileres comerciales principalmente para nanciar cuidado infantil de calidad y educación para niños pequeños RESUMEN: Si se aprueba, se espera que la Prop C va a generar más de $100 millones por año para nanciar el cuidado…

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The Power of a Collaborative is Successfully Getting Latinos into San Francisco Below-Market-Rate Homes

A perusal of the dictionary today revealed this meaning for the term “collaboration”: “The action of working with someone to produce or create something.” At MEDA, we think that definition falls short. True collaboration should translate to: “The action of working with someone to produce or create something greater than the sum of its parts.”…

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¿Cómo afectará la nueva ley de impuestos a la salud financiera de su familia?

(English follows Spanish)  por MEDA Intern Jack Wilger Traducción por Lucia Obregon A fines de diciembre del 2017, el gobierno federal aprobó la “Ley de Reducción de Impuestos y Empleos.” El objetivo principal de la nueva ley es la reducción de los recortes tributarios corporativos, sus cambios en el código tributario también afectarán la manera…

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MEDA Strategic Plan Result 3: Children and Youth Succeed in School

With the release of its Strategic Plan, MEDA has re-envisioned its work via five measurable results to be achieved for the San Francisco Mission District community by 2020. This is blog #3 of 5 that will detail these five results. Result 3: Children and Youth Succeed in School Definition of result Through the Mission Promise…

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