Mission District San Francisco Blog

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What Does Displacement Look Like?, Part 1: Census 2020 and Latinos in the Mission

by Senior Analyst Ryan Fukumori This blog is the first in a series where we will illustrate the long-term trends of gentrification and Latino displacement in San Francisco’s Mission District, using demographic and socioeconomic data from the U.S. Census Bureau and other public sources. The out-migration of Latinos from the Mission over the last few…

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Inequitable Job Growth Hurts San Francisco Latinos Recovering from the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Senior Analyst Ryan Fukumori One of the most tragic aspects of COVID-19 is how the pandemic has exacerbated existing racial and class disparities across the United States. Black and Latino communities nationwide have suffered the health and financial consequences of the pandemic, facing heightened rates of illness and death from the novel coronavirus as…

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La Dra. Alicia Fernández de UCSF responde a las preguntas más frecuentes de la comunidad latina sobre la vacuna COVID-19

[Click for English, which follows Spanish] Muchos miembros de nuestra comunidad tienen preguntas sobre la vacuna contra el COVID-19. El Oficial de Comunicaciones Comunitarias de MEDA, Juan Mesa, tuvo el honor de entrevistar recientemente a la Dra. Alicia Fernández del Centro de Excelencia Latinx de UCSF para que respondiera a las preguntas más frecuentes de…

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Employers Who Can’t Fill Positions in San Francisco: MEDA Makes Free Connections to Qualified Jobseekers

“It’s a no-brainer: Nonprofit MEDA has almost 100 qualified jobseekers in our pipeline and there are employers needing workers right now. My job is to connect the dots,” explains Workforce Development Manager Miguel Velasco. This is a major shift from a year ago. When the pandemic hit in March 2020, the Latino and immigrant community…

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