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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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MEDA Awards Two ¡Viva! Grants for “Adelante: Moving California Families Forward,” With Financial-Capability Initiative

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 4, 2019 MEDA Awards Two ¡Viva! Grants for “Adelante: Moving California Families Forward,” With Financial Capability Initiative Goal to foster financial-capability integration statewide through nonprofit capacity building San Francisco — The Mission Economic…

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San Francisco Celebrates Renewal of 3850 18th St.: “Redefining Public Housing”

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 28, 2019 San Francisco Celebrates Renewal of 3850 18th St.: “Redefining Public Housing” 107 units for senior/disabled San Franciscans San Francisco — Officials joined Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) and BRIDGE Housing today…

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Showcasing the Need for Affordable and Stable Housing: One Story

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 2: FAMILIES HAVE AFFORDABLE AND STABLE HOUSING Affordable and stable housing is fundamental to health, employment, educational achievement and economic security. MEDA seeks to ensure that families are housed in permanently…

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