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Mission Families Relief Fund: Rapid Deployment of $100K for Mission Community Members Economically Impacted by COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis presented unprecedented challenges for the Latino immigrant community of San Francisco’s Mission District. MEDA was cognizant that a quick pivot and innovative solutions were urgently needed, plus that we could leverage our 47 years of trust built in the community and with our supporters. The need One immediate need was to find…

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San Francisco’s Community Opportunity to Purchase Act: Reflections On COPA One Year In

by Associate Director of Community Real Estate Johnny Oliver With it being almost one year since the implementation of San Francisco’s pioneering Community Opportunity to Purchase Act, known as COPA for short, we were asked by SPUR to reflect on the successes and challenges of this program that aims to preserve affordable housing. It is…

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Alerta Comunitaria: Prueba Gratuita de COVID-19 en la Mission del 25 al 28 de Abril

(English blog follows Spanish advisory) Estimada comunidad de la Mission: ¿Sabía Ud. que las personas de la comunidad Latina que viven en la zona del distrito de la Mission han sido sumamente afectadas por el virus del COVID-19? Comenzando HOY, Ud. puede registrarse aquí para obtener una prueba gratuita para todas las personas mayores de…

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San Francisco Receives Support from StriveTogether to Get Better Results for Kids

  Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 14, 2020 San Francisco Receives Support from StriveTogether to Get Better Results for Kids StriveTogether grant will help local partnership strengthen leadership initiative for parents of San Francisco’s Mission Promise Neighborhood San…

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MEDA Signs On to Letter to Congress: Ensure Underserved Small Businesses and Nonprofits Benefit from the CARES Act

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 7, 2020 Community Development, Civil Rights and Small-Business Organizations Call on Congress to Ensure Underserved Small Businesses and Nonprofits Benefit from the CARES Act A set aside deployed through CDFIs is the only…

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It’s César Chávez Day: Top 10 Things You Should Know About the Inspirational Leader

  Photo: Mural at César Chávez Elementary School in the Mission. There’s César Chávez Street. Many murals featuring the leader. Even César Chávez Elementary School, part of the Mission Promise Neighborhood community anti-poverty education initiative, for which MEDA is the lead agency. Yes, we can easily see that Chávez and San Francisco’s Mission District are…

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A Letter to Our Supporters: Your Partnership with MEDA and Mission Families is Needed NOW More Than Ever

Dear MEDA Supporter: I hope this finds you, your family and colleagues safe and well. As a critical partner and supporter, I wanted to share some updates on the state of our work and reassure you that MEDA continues to responsibly carry out critical services to Mission families. We’re grateful that you have entrusted MEDA…

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¡El censo 2020 puede fortalecer a nuestra comunidad — si USTED participa!

(English follows Spanish) por Belen Lopez de MEDA ¿Qué es una cosa rápida, segura e importante que puede hacer para ayudar a nuestra comunidad? ¡Participe en el Censo! Diez minutos pueden hacer la diferencia para los próximos 10 años. (Vea nuestro video de Facebook Live.) En MEDA, trabajamos duro para mejorar la participación cívica en…

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All Staff Temporarily Working Remotely as MEDA Closes Offices as Precautionary Measure

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 14, 2020 All Staff Temporarily Working Remotely as MEDA Closes Offices as Precautionary Measure Goal to halt prospective spread of COVID-19 in San Francisco’s Mission District, while community members can still access the…

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MEDA Helping Mission Small Businesses Thrive: Sasa Eyebrows Threading

MEDA is committed to ensuring the Mission District remains a place where small businesses thrive. Following is a profile of a neighborhood venture representing the type of family-serving business MEDA strengthens. Owner: Aenis Rijal Business: Sasa Eyebrows Threading Address: Plaza Adelante, 2301 Mission St. #104 Type: Beauty salon Product: Eyebrows threading What gave you your…

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