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How MEDA Has a Hand in Building Generational Wealth, Place and Power for Latinos

Since 1973, MEDA has been strengthening Latino and immigrant families in San Francisco’s Mission District. Our nonprofit has now moved beyond that neighborhood’s borders, as we are sharing our models across the land. Behind it all is what drives our work building equity through Latino wealth, place and power: our mission, vision, core values and…

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Equity in Action: Mission Promise Neighborhood’s Abriendo Puertas Collective Impact Work

Co-authored by: Associate Director of Mission Promise Neighborhood Liz Cortez Early Learning Program Manager of Mission Promise Neighborhood Ada Freund  First 5 California is this week convening early-childhood stakeholders from across the state for the 2020 Child Health, Education, and Care Summit. The summit’s theme, “Equity in Action: Elevating Children, Families, and California’s Workforce,” will…

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Topping Out Ceremony for Casa Adelante – 2060 Folsom 100% Affordable-Housing Development, Anticipated Spring 2021 Move-In Date

The sky was the limit today, a milestone being reached when the top girder was raised on the ninth floor of MEDA’s Casa Adelante – 2060 Folsom 100% affordable-housing development in San Francisco’s Mission District. This topping out was on schedule, at exactly one year and a day after breaking ground at a former parking…

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Press Statement: MEDA Applauds Defeat of Senate Bill 50

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan, 30, 2020 MEDA Applauds Defeat of Senate Bill 50 Bill threatens to accelerate displacement and gentrification is San Francisco’s Mission District Sacramento, Calif. — Today, the California Senate rejected Senate Bill 50 (Wiener)…

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MEDA Hosts UnidosUS Affiliate Convening — Pushing Forth National Movement for Building Latino Equity Through Wealth, Place and Power

by Chief Strategy Officer Lucy Arellano Baglieri (Read two-pager event recap) “We need to continue to connect resources and share best practices. These workshops were invaluable for our community.” This was just one of the takeaways from the 50+ attendees at the Jan. 23-24 UnidosUS affiliate convening MEDA hosted at our Plaza Adelante neighborhood center…

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MLK Worked Toward Civil Rights for all Communities of Color

Photo: MEDA’s Andrea Gomez holds an inspirational MLK quote. The late Martin Luther King Jr.’s values were consistent with MEDA’s five core values, especially that of fairness and equity, which the organization defines as follows: We value equity and fairness in how we work together, in our relations with our community and in the society…

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MEDA’s Legacy of Support and Advocacy to Foster the Growth of Small Businesses

When nonprofit MEDA opened its doors in a small space in San Francisco’s Mission District way back in 1973, there was a sole purpose: strengthening small businesses. The origin of that work was fostering the creation of an asset for the new waves of immigrants coming from Mexico, Central America and South America. MEDA’s support…

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What is in YOUR Next Chapter? Find out by Joining MEDA’s VITA Tax Team in 2020!

by MEDA’s Marcail Distante In addition to catching yourself scratching out “19” on different forms, papers and documents, 2020 comes with a new chapter in your book of life. Now is the ideal time to think about what unknown stories, learnings and networks lie ahead of you with each available opportunity. That’s why you should…

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Inspiring Early/Head Start Parents to Best Support Child Learning and Development through the Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Curriculum

Co-authored by: Associate Director Liz Cortez Early Learning Program Manager Ada Freund Mission Promise Neighborhood, San Francisco Early/Head Start programs promote school readiness of young children (0-5) from low-income families by supporting the development of the whole child. These vital programs create a positive environment to support the growth of children via a diverse range…

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An Explanation of the San Francisco Educator’s Downpayment Assistance Loan Program

Co-authored by: MEDA Housing Opportunities Program Manager Laura Ospina Landed Relationship Manager Azul Cortez Laura Ospina and Azul Cortez answer frequently asked questions about the San Francisco Educator’s Downpayment Assistance Loan Program (DALP). What is the Educator’s DALP? For example, how much can an educator receive in funds, and what types of homes can be…

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