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San Francisco ¡VIVA! Convening Features Best Practice Exchange, Advances National Movement of Wealth and Power-Building in Communities of Color

by Director of Asset Building Programs Lucy Arellano Family wealth and community ownership are key for political power and, ultimately, a national movement for equity for communities of color who have for far too long been oppressed by systemic barriers. Although we are all so busy doing difficult, impactful work, it’s vital to make time…

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MEDA Director of Asset Building Programs Lucy Arellano Baglieri Nominated to Win $25,000 Grant

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 1, 2019 MEDA Director of Asset Building Programs Lucy Arellano Baglieri Nominated to Win $25,000 Grant Lucy Arellano Baglieri is among 12 finalists for 2019 Coors Light Líder of the Year San Francisco…

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MEDA and Bank of America Partner on Pathways Program to Increase Hiring in Low- and Moderate-Income San Francisco Bay Area Communities

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 7, 2019 MEDA and Bank of America Partner on Pathways Program to Increase Hiring in Low- and Moderate-Income San Francisco Bay Area Communities Partnership with BofA and UnidosUS affiliates creates bilingual talent pipeline…

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Strengthening Latino and Immigrant Small Businesses in San Francisco’s Mission District

by Director of Asset Building Programs Lucy Arellano (Follow Lucy on LinkedIn) About 4.4 million businesses in the United States annually contribute more than $700 billion to the economy. Latino-owned businesses, that is. This according to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. There is no denying the burgeoning economic power of the Latino community across…

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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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NALCAB and MEDA Swing into Action Nationwide, Goal to Support Communities of Color to Build Wealth and Power

“This is a national movement — a culmination of all of our local work in San Francisco’s Mission District. On a micro-level, it’s about strengthening organizations by offering customized training and technical assistance. But the big picture centers around fostering wealth and power building not just for Latinos, but for all low- and moderate-income clients,…

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MEDA Kicks Off Statewide Training & Capacity Building Series in Fresno: “Adelante: Moving California Families Forward with Financial Capability”

Wealth = power. Power = wealth. The above equations are at the core of MEDA’s philosophy in sharing its integrated Financial Capability model. This began as MEDA’s key generational asset building strategy in annually serving over 7,000 primarily Latino and immigrant community members in San Francisco’s Mission District, and across the Bay Area. This has…

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The Ecosystem to Cultivate Latino Generational Wealth and Power Building

Co-authored by: Director of Asset Building Programs Lucy Arellano Integrated Services Manager Ernesto Martinez Business Development Program Manager Edwin Rodriguez Associate Director of Community Real Estate Johnny Oliver Community Real Estate Project Assistant Juan Diego Castro With hundreds traveling from across the country to convene in San Antonio for the National Association of Latino Community…

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MEDA Expanding Viva Integrated Financial Coaching Model Across California to Increase Access and Equity for Latinos, Supported by JPMorgan Chase & Co. Grant

For 45 years, MEDA has worked to break down and overcome the systemic barriers faced by the low-income, immigrant Latino community endeavoring to build generational assets. This is especially important in this time of federal political vitriol being an affront to our community, other low-income communities and other communities of color. There is an urgent…

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MEDA Sharing its Financial Coaching Model in California’s Central Valley

One of the many highlights of a recent MEDA Financial Capability training was lunch at a neighborhood eatery. This “shop within a shop” featured only one item on its menu: Mexican mole prepared daily by the owner herself, just like she used to do in her home state of Oaxaca. This is the way many…

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