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Cultural Placekeeping, Part 2 of 3: The Strategies for Cultural Placekeeping in Low-Income Communities of Color

Co-authored by: Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng (Follow Karoleen on LinkedIn) Director of Fondo Adelante Nathanial Owen (Follow Nathanial on LinkedIn) Many cities across the nation struggle with gentrification and its subsequent displacement of low-income communities of color, but nowhere is this more evident than in San Francisco’s Mission District. This vibrant neighborhood — long…

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Cultural Placekeeping, Part 1 of 3: The Case for Cultural Placekeeping in Low-Income Communities of Color

Co-authored by: Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng (Follow Karoleen on LinkedIn) Director of Fondo Adelante Nathanial Owen (Follow Nathanial on LinkedIn) Many cities across the nation struggle with gentrification and its subsequent displacement of low-income communities of color, but nowhere is this more evident than in San Francisco’s Mission District. This vibrant neighborhood — long…

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A Big Idea, and a Promise to End Poverty and Increase Student Achievement in California

  Co-authored by: Luis Granados, CEO, MEDA, San Francisco Dixon Slingerland, President and CEO, Youth Policy Institute, Los Angeles California has long been a bellwether state. From the creation in 1868 of a renowned state university system to 1972’s creation of the California Coastal Commission to being the modern-day epicenter of tech innovation, this is…

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Promise Neighborhoods: A Decade of Delivering the Promise So ALL of Our Kids Can Achieve

by Director, Mission Promise Neighborhood Richard Raya What is a Promise Neighborhood? Well, it’s a term best understood by breaking it down. It’s a PROMISE to our kids that they will have equity of opportunity in education and career. It’s a NEIGHBORHOOD comprising community-based organizations collaboratively providing wraparound services so our families are strengthened and…

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The 10 Best Quotes from Civil Rights Leader Cesar Chavez

MEDA is intricately tied to Cesar Chavez. The mission of MEDA emulates that of the great leader, plus Plaza Adelante is just a few blocks from the Mission District’s Cesar Chavez Street, Also, one of the Mission Promise Neighborhood schools is aptly named Cesar Chavez Elementary. As we take time out today to celebrate the life of…

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La Determinación de la Familia Rodríguez los Lleva a un Nuevo Hogar de Bajo Costo

(English follows Spanish) por Alejandro Bautista En el 2001, Claudia Rodríguez, de 25 años, y su esposo Roberto, de 27 años, emigraron de su natal México a San Francisco. Roberto ya había pasado algún tiempo en una ciudad cerca de la Bahía, por lo que le pidió a Claudia que se dirigiera al norte con…

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Casa Adelante – 1990 Folsom Affordable-Housing Development Has Closed On Construction Financing

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2019 Casa Adelante – 1990 Folsom Affordable-Housing Development Has Closed On Construction Financing Groundbreaking slated for spring for 143-unit 100 percent affordable-housing development San Francisco — The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)…

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I Left My I.P.O. in San Francisco

by Chief Executive Officer Luis Granados A recent New York Times article told of the anticipated I.P.O.s of major tech companies equating to “hundreds of billions” of dollars potentially flooding into our densely populated city. That’s over $2 billion for each of our 49 square miles. If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the past…

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Spring 2019 Updates from the Mission Promise Neighborhood

by Richard Raya, Director, Mission Promise Neighborhood 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! State Legislation for Promise Neighborhoods We are excited to announce new state legislation…

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Two MEDA Fondo Adelante Loan Recipients Are Semifinalists for 2019 James Beard Awards

If you’ve never heard of Palestinian musakhan (braised chicken with sumac and caramelized onions) or Cambodian amok (catfish steamed in a savory coconut-based curry and topped with an egg), then you should take note. Those are the signature dishes at Reem’s and Nyum Bai, respectively, which are a pair of MEDA clients based on the…

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