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With a Goal of Unity, Jose Vazquez Prepares Taxes for his Community in the Mission

(Español sigue Inglés) by MEDA’s Marcail Distante  At the turn of the millennium in 2000, Jose Vazquez emigrated from Mexico looking for new opportunities and a new chapter in his life. He found an apartment in Downtown San Francisco and got started doing the two things he enjoys the most — learning and working. Jose…

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MEDA Volunteer Noemi Chi-Moran Prepares 96 Tax Returns for Free for the Low-Income Community

When Noemi Chi-Moran moved back to San Francisco last year, she settled into her Excelsior neighborhood home and starting looking for ways to give back. Combining her altruism and a fluency in Spanish, Noemi decided to try preparing taxes for free for the Latino low-income community. When she learned that MEDA did VITA work at…

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Dancer Jeremy Smith Steps into a New Role as MEDA Tax Volunteer

“Volunteering is about more than taxes. People come in expecting that just their taxes will be done, but they end up with so much more,” says MEDA Free Tax Preparation volunteer Jeremy Smith. Over the last three months, Jeremy has gingerly balanced his life as a dancer at ODC with his desire to give back…

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