Mission District San Francisco Blog

MEDA Helping Small Businesses Thrive: El Rinconcito Catracho #2

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 is a story…

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It’s All in the Family with MEDA’s Workforce Development Team

The Colocho family emigrated from El Salvador in 2018 to escape the rampant violence of their homeland, joining their father in the Mission District of San Francisco. Like all immigrants, they sought a better life, which translates to building generational wealth. That often starts with finding a good job as the pathway to a well-paying…

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The Daddy of Them All: GoDaddy Grant to MEDA Will Create Online Presence for 50 Low-Income Entrepreneurs

Whether you run a mom-and-pop coffee shop or adorn bodies with tattoos, an online presence is a standard marketing tool in 2019. Yet far too many small businesses in San Francisco’s Mission District, especially those run by low-income entrepreneurs, lack a digital presence, thereby limiting their chances at economic success. The main challenges to an…

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Summer 2019 Updates from Mission Promise Neighborhood

by Director, Mission Promise Neighborhood Richard Raya These are exciting — and busy — times for the Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN), so I wanted to make sure you are updated on recent events and what’s ahead. Thanks for being part of MPN! By the Numbers: MPN is All About Relationships MPN has Family Success Coaches…

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A Story of Pride: MEDA Client Patricia Narciso is One Smart Cookie, Now Scaling Alfajores Narciso

“I take inspiration to come up with new recipes wherever I go. One of my popular creations, as a proud LGBT member, is my ‘Rainbow Alfajor,’ which was inspired by San Francisco itself,” says Patricia Narciso, who emigrated from Peru 18 years ago in search of opportunity. Patricia’s love of alfajores began as a child….

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2018 Annual Report Released, Ties MEDA’s Work to “The Big Picture”

MEDA is excited to announce the release of its 2018 Annual Report, in print and online editions. Called “The Big Picture,” the 24-page report centers on the inspiring story of the Luz Rodriguéz family of five, which exemplifies the typical immigrant story of seeking a better life, especially for the next generation. As the reports…

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MEDA Helping Small Businesses Thrive: El Corazón Gallery

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. This means that Latinos of all income levels are able to call the Mission District their permanent…

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Growing a Garden, A Business … and Young Lives

It’s a sunny morning on Revere Avenue in San Francisco’s Bayview, and toddlers are tending to the garden they have carefully planted, with organic tomatoes, cilantro and radishes ready to be picked for that afternoon’s lunch. No, this isn’t a City-sponsored summer camp: It’s Delia’s Little Angels, a home-based early care and education center. The…

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San Francisco ¡VIVA! Convening Features Best Practice Exchange, Advances National Movement of Wealth and Power-Building in Communities of Color

by Director of Asset Building Programs Lucy Arellano Family wealth and community ownership are key for political power and, ultimately, a national movement for equity for communities of color who have for far too long been oppressed by systemic barriers. Although we are all so busy doing difficult, impactful work, it’s vital to make time…

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MEDA and Bank of America Partner on Pathways Program to Increase Hiring in Low- and Moderate-Income San Francisco Bay Area Communities

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 7, 2019 MEDA and Bank of America Partner on Pathways Program to Increase Hiring in Low- and Moderate-Income San Francisco Bay Area Communities Partnership with BofA and UnidosUS affiliates creates bilingual talent pipeline…

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