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MEDA July 2016 Volunteer of the Month: Jassy Grewal

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: Jassy Grewal Program: Mission Promise Neighborhood (MEDA is the lead…

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Press Release: Mayor Lee Refuses To Address Urgent Crisis with San Francisco’s Latino Community

Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 21, 2016 Mayor Lee Refuses To Address Urgent Crisis with San Francisco’s Latino Community Press Conference to be Held Tomorrow San Francisco, Calif. — The San Francisco Latino Parity and Equity Coalition has warned Mayor Lee that his…

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MEDA Announces Release of Its Annual Report 2015

from Executive Director Luis Granados Last year was a game-changer at MEDA. While our asset-building services empowered nearly 7,000 low- to moderate-income clients — the most in our 42-year history — our organization ventured into new territory. MEDA is barely recognizable as the organization it was just a few years ago: our nonprofit is now…

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Tech for All: “Get Connected!” Event in the Mission

Monica stopped by so that her youngster could take a digital storytelling workshop. Jorge wanted to learn how to look for work online. Middle-schooler Jasmine wanted to create her first mobile app. These were just three of the many Mission District residents that came to Everett Middle School last night for the seventh “Get Connected!” event. This jam-packed…

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MEDA Helps Tax Client Get First Refund Ever — One-Third of Annual Income!

“I almost fainted when I saw how much money I was getting back!” says decade-long Mission resident Angelica Maldonado of the $4,110 refund she received when getting free tax preparation at MEDA. Not surprising, considering that this is one-third of her annual $12,000 income. Turns out 40 minutes can change a life. That amount came…

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MEDA Update on Free Asset-Building Programs for 2016

Lucy Arellano gives everyone much-needed information about program enhancements and changes for the upcoming year at MEDA. Lucy Arellano Director of Asset Building Programs   MEDA: First off, will all MEDA programs remain free to low-income clients in 2016? LA: All MEDA programs remain free to clients, with the exception of a couple of items that are part of the…

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Why I Give Wednesday: MEDA Executive Director Luis Granados

To celebrate this season of giving and thankfulness, every Wednesday we will showcase staff, Board members, volunteers and clients telling what this Mission District, San Francisco nonprofit brings to their lives. MEDA is incredibly grateful for the community’s continued dedication, vision and guidance, which enabled our organization in 2015 to provide free services to over 7,000 low-income individuals, start our Adelante Fund…

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SparkPoint Partner Justice & Diversity Center Assists MEDA Clients

Marie Appel sees it as a privilege to help those needing legal help—clients who do not have the resources to afford a lawyer. Appel serves as supervising attorney at San Francisco’s Justice & Diversity Center (JDC), which has a mission to “advance fairness and equality by providing pro bono legal services to low-income people and…

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MEDA’s New Director of Asset Building Programs, Lucy Arellano, on Her Vision for the Mission Community

For over four decades, MEDA has been providing free asset building services to a low- and moderate-income, primarily Latino clientele in San Francisco’s Mission District. With programs running the gamut from financial capability to housing opportunities and free tax preparation to small-business and workforce development, MEDA was proud to be able to serve over 6,300…

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MEDA’s Mission & Vision Stronger Than Ever After 42 Years

The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) has been providing asset-building services since the early 1970’s. From business development and financial capability to the Mission Promise Neighborhood and free tax preparation, the mission of MEDA runs through every program, as we continue to provide free services in San Francisco. Mission The mission of MEDA is to achieve…

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