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MEDA Speaks Before San Francisco Chronicle Editorial Board

On Thursday, May 29th, MEDA had the honor of speaking before the San Francisco Chronicle  Editorial Board to discuss a cause that resonates with the nonprofit. The goal was to get the paper to champion that every student should have the opportunity to be part of San Francisco’s workforce of tomorrow, which is not the…

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MEDA Client Success Story: Job Found, Economic Success on the Horizon

Lorena Benitez was out of work for about five months and had exhausted her unemployment benefits, turning her job search into a desperate day-to-day hardship. The indefatigable jobseeker was in dire need of assistance, so she went to all the job-service agencies she thought could help. There were always issues. Some of these agencies required…

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MEDA May 2014 Volunteer of the Month: Louis Tobin, Workforce Development

Each month, the Mission Economic Development Agency honors one of its dedicated volunteers—the people who are an integral part of MEDA’s ability to provide free services to low- and moderate-income Bay Area residents. Thanks to all of the selfless MEDA volunteers who choose Plaza Adelante as their second home. Name: Louis Tobin Program: Workforce Development    …

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From 0-750 in 6 Months? It’s MEDA’s Secured Credit Card to the FICO Score Rescue

Financial Capability is a thread that ties together MEDA’s service integration model, as evidenced daily at Plaza Adelante, the nonprofit’s Mission neighborhood center. Whether a client’s goal is to find a job or buy a first home or start a small business, one’s finances being in order is essential. The Need Jaqueline Marcelos, MEDA Financial…

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Calle 24 Latino Cultural District to Preserve Mission Community for Future Generations

In a neighborhood where the high-end restaurant is becoming more common than the once-ubiquitous taqueria, MEDA backs the creation of the Calle 24 Latino Cultural District. District 9 Supervisor David Campos, born in Guatemala and now representing the Mission District, was at the vanguard of pushing this resolution, which was passed unanimously by the San…

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MEDA Bridges the Digital Divide in San Francisco’s Mission District

“These technologies can make life easier, can let us touch people we might not otherwise.” So said the late Apple visionary and driving force, Steve Jobs. Yet a walk down one of the main drags of San Francisco’s Mission District reveals two worlds attempting to coexist. At 24th and Valencia, scores of young tech workers…

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Shop Locally and Support Wrap Ur Dreams at MEDA’s Mission District Small-Business 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 popular Peruvian eatery in Plaza Adelante’s paseo. There is even a new Tenderloin El Mercadito, which currently…

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Personal Savings for Microbusiness Clients

Plaza Adelante, the neighborhood center of the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA), welcomes financially challenged, budding entrepreneurs every day. There are two things these new clients have in common: a dream of starting their own business and the need of capital to make that dream a reality. New Report on Personal Finances and Small-Business Ventures…

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MEDA Opens its Doors to Culinary Entrepreneur Students

Plaza Adelante, MEDA’s Mission neighborhood center, was abuzz today with the enthusiasm of youth. That’s because students from the Class of 2014 of John O’Connell High School were paying a visit to learn of free programs for young adults. The group was chaperoned by teacher Ruben Quezada. All students have been part of the school’s…

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Bay Area Resident Lands Job with Help of MEDA’s Workforce Development Department

Excited by a move from Florida’s Gulf Coast to the San Francisco Bay Area, Rachel Fontenot needed to find a job once she was settled in out west. Job hunting inevitably being a daunting task, Rachel realized she could not go on this journey alone, as things were not happening fast enough. That’s when she…

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