Luis Granados Archives - Page 6 of 8

Mission Community Takes BIG Next Step in Standing up to Luxury-Housing Tidal Wave

Christopher Gil, Senior Content Marketing Manager (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2015 Mission Community Takes BIG Next Step in Standing up to Luxury-Housing Tidal Wave Broad-based coalition qualifies moratorium, now has chance for real community-stabilization plan San Francisco, CA – The City of San Francisco Department of Elections today verified the…

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Three Supreme Court Decisions Advance Equality Across the Nation

For over four decades, MEDA has been championing its core value of equity and fairness—the type of equity and fairness showcased by a trio of Supreme Court decisions this week. Health care With regard to health care, the attempt to weaken the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was once again thwarted, now with the backing of…

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Press Release: Jane Duong Voted MEDA’s New Board President

Christopher Gil, Senior Content Marketing Manager (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 12, 2015 Jane Duong Voted MEDA’s New Board President Brings experience working with low-income communities San Francisco, CA — The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA), providing asset building services for low- to moderate-income residents for over four decades, has announced that Jane…

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Startup:Education SFUSD Pilot Program Already Showcasing Community Impact

Eric Mendez was ready to start his life anew. The young man came back to San Francisco after having paid his dues by being incarcerated for several years. One of the first things Eric noticed was that his five-year-old son was not doing well academically. This compelled Eric to immediately pursue full custody of the boy,…

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MEDA and Community Members Rally in Sacramento to Restrict Ellis Act Evictions in San Francisco

Back in 1983, Jerome Nash was a landlord in the coastal Southern California city of Santa Monica. Nash decided he no longer wanted to be in the rental business, so he challenged Santa Monica’s local measure the citizenry had passed to counter the more than 1,300 units of rental housing that had been razed in…

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MEDA’s Granados on San Francisco Chronicle Panel: To Whom Does the Mission Belong?

The Mission Dolores Academy, at the spot the city was started in 1776, was the appropriate venue for a community forum on the changes going on in the rapidly gentrifying Mission. Hosted by the San Francisco Chronicle, with reporter Joe Garofoli as moderator, this forum served as a follow up to the paper’s recent, in-depth…

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Press Release: U.S. Bank’s Mission Branch and MEDA to Host Event for Mission Fire Business Fund: Unite and Restore

Teri Charest, Vice President, Corporate Communications U.S. Bancorp (612) 303-0731 teri.charest@usbank.com Christopher Gil, Senior Content Marketing Specialist (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 19, 2015 U.S. Bank’s Mission Branch and MEDA to Host Event for Mission Fire Business Fund: Unite and Restore Aim to garner community donations for victims of recent fire…

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MEDA’s Rosabella Safont Honored with “Unsung Hero” Award by NCLR

A neighborhood is made up of its many residents—the pieces of a puzzle that need to come together to complete a picture. While many make a name for themselves, it is often the people in the background that can truly help lift up a community. Take someone born in the Mission to a spirited immigrant…

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¡VIVA MEDA! Celebrates 41 Years of Service to the Latino Community

“The organization MEDA is in 2014 is different than it was in 2013,” reflects Executive Director Luis Granados on the nonprofit’s work serving low-income Latinos in the Mission District. Granados’ statement is definitely true, the juxtaposition all the greater when comparing the organization of five years ago to that of today. From two programs to…

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Luis Granados’ Acceptance Speech for The San Francisco Foundation “Robert C. Kirkwood Award”

On October 7th, MEDA Executive Director Luis Granados accepted The San Francisco Foundation’s ”Robert C. Kirkwood Award,” made to an individual in recognition of outstanding community service, commitment and inspired leadership. Granados’ acceptance speech follows . . . Thank you to The San Francisco Foundation. I also want to thank my daughter, Anna, and my wife,…

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