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Paying it Forward: Young Adults Teach Young Adults Dollars & Sense

When Juan Carlos started MEDA’s free, 10-week Bilingual Bank Teller Program, where 17- to 24-year-olds learn how to work in the financial sector, the last thing he thought he’d be doing at the end of the course was teaching other  young adults what he had just learned. The City College student, focusing on economics, came…

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Giants’ Sergio Romo Aces Inspirational Pitch at MPN Partner Mission Graduates Ceremony

MEDA staff was part of a mass gathering last night for a hallowed event at the Mission District’s Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist. The occasion? 33 youths, who some deemed did not have a prayer of getting into college, proved their naysayers wrong as triumphant participants in nonprofit Mission Graduates’ “College Connect” program….

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MEDA’s Workforce Development Department Assists Employees and Employers

Kaye Fryling, Recruiter & Staffing Specialist of Seniors at Home, attended MEDA’s job fair this spring in search of prospective employees. It was at this well-attended event that Fryling concluded the Mission District nonprofit’s Workforce Development Department would be the ideal place to find her future hires. Seniors at Home is deemed the premier service…

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Mission Promise Neighborhood Survey Strategy

As the lead agency of the Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN), MEDA partners with 26 nonprofit organizations and government agencies to launch a cradle-to-college-to-career continuum of services that empowers every Mission District family to succeed economically and achieve academically. MPN recently conducted an extensive neighborhood survey, details of which follow. Survey Strategist Interview: Carolina Guzman Director…

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Tech Volunteers Teach Mission Techies to Code

When MEDA’s Technology Manager Richard Abisla mingled at a Facebook-sponsored Happy Hour in the Mission, he met Kurtis Nusbaum of the tech giant’s Messenger Team. Their discussion about the Mission Techies—financially challenged youths aged 17-24 who learn free IT skills at MEDA—led to Kurtis volunteering to teach code to the fortunate group last night from…

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MEDA Graduates 34 from Free Business Development Program

“You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” –Ted Turner, Entrepreneur Last Thursday, Plaza Adelante’s main conference room was filled to the brim with 27 budding entrepreneurs—out of a group of 34 graduates of MEDA’s Business Development workshop—who each came to celebrate the achievement of taking a microbusiness dream on the path…

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MEDA Supporter Acknowledgment Event

Yesterday, MEDA hosted events for 225 job seekers and 34 Business Development program graduates, plus over 40 volunteers, funders and donors. Workforce Development took their job placement magic down the road, with a successful job fair at Valencia Gardens that showcased a queue out the door at the start of the event and 18 employers…

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MEDA Job Fair Brings out Hundreds of Jobseekers

Fair weather brought out a crowd in the hundreds to MEDA’s second job fair of the year, eager jobseekers showing up with resumes in hand and hope in their hearts. A throng queued up starting at 12:30pm, awaiting the doors opening at 1pm sharp. The outcome? There were 225 jobseekers, one person was hired on…

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MEDA Invited to Smart Money Hackathon and Tech Clinic June 6th to 8th

The San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) is partnering with the Impact Hub San Francisco (925 Mission St.) and the Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation (MOCI) to host the Smart Money Hackathon and Tech Clinic. Developers, designers, marketers, community members and makers of all kinds are invited to participate in this weekend hackathon to build…

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Shop Locally and Support Express Beauty & Warehouse at MEDA’s Microbusiness Incubator, El Mercadito

El Mercadito, located on the first level on the right-hand side of Plaza Adelante, serves as an incubator for microbusinesses started by MEDA clients. There are currently six small businesses in the Mission District El Mercadito, plus a cozy Peruvian food shop in Plaza Adelante’s paseo. There is even a new Tenderloin El Mercadito, which currently features…

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