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MEDA Kicks Off Statewide Training & Capacity Building Series in Fresno: “Adelante: Moving California Families Forward with Financial Capability”

Wealth = power. Power = wealth. The above equations are at the core of MEDA’s philosophy in sharing its integrated Financial Capability model. This began as MEDA’s key generational asset building strategy in annually serving over 7,000 primarily Latino and immigrant community members in San Francisco’s Mission District, and across the Bay Area. This has…

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MEDA Helping Mission Small Businesses Thrive: SF ArtWork

MEDA’s Strategic Plan 2017-2020 re-envisions its work via five measurable results to be achieved for the San Francisco Mission District community by 2020. RESULT 5: THE MISSION IS A STRONG AND SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY FOR LATINO RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES AND INSTITUTIONS MEDA is committed to ensuring the Mission District retains its historic and current identity as a strong…

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#SmallBizSat is Nov. 24: Support our Mission District Small Businesses

The numbers say it all: According to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, across the land there are 4.37 million Latino-owned businesses that, combined, annually contribute over $700 billion to the American economy. Seventy-percent of these are deemed small businesses, having fewer than 100 on staff. Starting a successful small business is a stepping stone…

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San Francisco Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund Grantees Celebrate “Women’s Entrepreneurship Day” at MEDA

“Although I have a long way to go, I’ve achieved some huge milestones and now have a system in place to be successful,” says Owner Karwanna Dyson of Big Mouth Productions, who grew up in San Francisco’s 94124 ZIP code, is a first-generation college graduate and is working daily to make her multimedia production company…

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MEDA’s Karoleen Feng Awarded Certificate of Honor from San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Affordable-Housing Work Praised

As MEDA staff filled the pews at the regular Tuesday San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ meeting today at City Hall, it was anything but a “regular” day for Karoleen Feng, who is usually busy crunching numbers on complex real estate transactions that will reverse displacement. That’s because District 11 Supervisor Asha Safai (photo, back row,…

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MEDA’s Mission, Vision and Core Values are Always Front of Mind

MEDA’s mission and vision statements — coupled with our five core values — are always front of mind as we achieve results via our innovative community-development work. Mission Rooted in the Mission and focused on San Francisco, MEDA’s mission is to strengthen low- and moderate-income Latino families by promoting economic equity and social justice through…

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MEDA Celebrates Día de los Muertos at Plaza Adelante

Many conflate Halloween with the Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). While the latter may sound like a similarly ominous occasion, it is anything but frightening. Día de los Muertos, an annual festival from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, is truly a time to celebrate the lives of those who…

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CEO Luis Granados’ Welcoming Remarks at ¡VIVA MEDA! 45 Gala

45 years. Four-and-a-half decades. Almost half a century. No matter how you say it, I stand here tonight humbled by the legacy MEDA has built since 1973. And we could never have reached this point without each and every one of you. ¡VIVA MEDA! is truly a celebration of all of our collective work. Welcome!…

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MEDA Helping Mission Small Businesses Thrive: La Mejor Bakery

MEDA’s Strategic Plan 2017-2020 re-envisions its work via five measurable results to be achieved for the San Francisco Mission District community by 2020. RESULT 5: THE MISSION IS A STRONG AND SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY FOR LATINO RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES AND INSTITUTIONS MEDA is committed to ensuring the Mission District retains its historic and current identity as a strong…

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Striving Together: CPNN Creating a Culture of Results and Generating Collective Impact

Representatives of the California Promise Neighborhoods Network (CPNN) were honored to share their work with StriveTogether communities at the ninth annual Cradle to Career Network convening in Seattle from October 10-12. With a theme of “Go Far, Go Together: Uniting in Pursuit of Equity for Every Child,” CPNN was ready to discuss lessons learned around…

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