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MEDA’s Luis Granados Honored with “San Francisco Foundation 2014 Community Leadership Award”

Christopher Gil, Senior Content Marketing Manager (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2014 MEDA’s Luis Granados Honored with “San Francisco Foundation 2014 Community Leadership Award” Recognition for Years of Service to the Latino Community of the Mission District San Francisco, CA – The San Francisco Foundation  (TSSF) has announced that it will…

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Thousands Attend Jam-Packed 3-in-1 “Back to School Event” in Mission

A sweet eight-year-old approached a volunteer from Target, the awaiting youngster being handed the first of 2,000 free backpacks the company had generously donated to Mission District schoolchildren. The child’s face was aglow as she rifled through the supplies in the backpack–her backpack. “Gracias. Thank you,” the grateful child sheepishly stated, cognizant that she was…

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NCLR Conference: Senator Warren Speaks on National Level; MEDA’s Granados Speaks on Local Level

It’s a long way from working-class roots as the daughter of a maintenance man in Oklahoma City to becoming a Harvard Law School professor and now a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts who is beloved by progressives. Elizabeth Warren’s success story is laudable, plus her championing the message of economic prosperity for all Americans is welcomed…

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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 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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Mission Promise Neighborhood Survey Starts Today

The Mission District will be awash in a sea of orange starting today. No, it’s not that autumn came early this year. It’s actually the sea of orange vests and backpacks worn by the zealous teams conducting the Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN) survey of 1,000 households in this primarily Latino community. Bilingual duos will be…

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Affordable Housing for Mission District San Francisco Residents

The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) and BRIDGE Housing Corporation propose to co-develop and preserve the Mission/Castro cluster, a grouping of over 400 apartments for seniors, to sustain and expand affordable housing opportunities in San Francisco. With this partnership, the power of MEDA’s community-based vision and asset-building approach will be complemented by BRIDGE’s strength as…

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Mission Promise Neighborhood Gets $30M Grant

MAYOR LEE ANNOUNCES SAN FRANCISCO AWARDED U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 2012 PROMISE NEIGHBORHOODS GRANT  Five-Year, $30 Million Grant to Mission Economic Development Agency, San Francisco Unified School District & City to Improve Education in Mission Neighborhood December 21, 2012, San Francisco, CA — Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Superintendent Richard Carranza today announced that the U.S….

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Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway by Mayor Ed Lee

To mark the 2012 Thanksgiving holiday, Mayor Ed Lee and the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) will gave away 100 turkeys to low-income Latino families in San Francisco. During the season of giving and celebrating things we are thankful for, it’s important to remember that many San Francisco families are struggling every day to simply…

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