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Striving Together: CPNN Creating a Culture of Results and Generating Collective Impact

Representatives of the California Promise Neighborhoods Network (CPNN) were honored to share their work with StriveTogether communities at the ninth annual Cradle to Career Network convening in Seattle from October 10-12. With a theme of “Go Far, Go Together: Uniting in Pursuit of Equity for Every Child,” CPNN was ready to discuss lessons learned around…

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Now is the Time for Financial Institutions to Innovate in Communities of Color

Co-authored by: Karoleen Feng, Director of Community Real Estate Luis Granados, Executive Director Jillian Spindle, Chief Operating Officer National politics inevitably generate public discourse; unfortunately, these conversations have now become increasingly divisive based on political affiliation, race and income level. The dialog has become so polarized that it is now deemed mainstream to opine on…

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MEDA Free Mission Techies Program Creating a Pipeline for Diversity in Tech

Graduates: 138 out of 154 (a 90 percent rate). Working in tech jobs: 74. Gone on to post-secondary education: 49. Those are the powerful numbers of MEDA’s free Mission Techies program since its pilot just three years ago. It’s a program positioned to scale up. MEDA initially received a grant from San Francisco’s Office of…

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MEDA Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement on Nov. 29

Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 21, 2016 MEDA Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement on Nov. 29 Political changes create urgent need for donations to stand up for Latino immigrant community   San Francisco, Calif. — The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) has joined #GivingTuesday,…

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MEDA’s Jillian Spindle Promoted to COO, Tse Ming Tam New Director of Development

Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 3, 2016 MEDA’s Jillian Spindle Promoted to COO, Tse Ming Tam New Director of Development Means for nonprofit to continue to invest in people’s lives and rebuild Mission community San Francisco, Calif. — The Mission Economic Development Agency…

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MEDA and La Cocina Receive $800K CED Grant to Spur Growth of Low-Income Restaurant/Catering Businesses

Community Economic Development (CED) is a federal grant program with a mission to address the economic needs of low-income individuals and families through the creation of sustainable business development and employment opportunities. That’s why CED just awarded an $800,000 grant to MEDA and La Cocina. This pairing has already showcased results over the years: Many MEDA restaurant/catering…

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How to Help Those Affected by the Mission and 29th Streets Fire in San Francisco

MEDA is providing services and addressing the needs of those affected by the June 18, 2016 fire at Mission and 29th streets. Here is how the community can get involved. TENANT NEEDS There were 58 tenants displaced by the fire at Mission and 29th streets. The main thing that most people can provide to support these…

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A Tribute to the Influential Fathers of MEDA Staff

On this Father’s Day weekend, MEDA encourages everyone to take time to celebrate the power of paternal love. We asked MEDA staff to tell what they learned from their dads and how that made them a better person. Here are a few stories. Staff member: Max Moy-Borgen Father’s name: David Aaron Borgen “My father moved to San Francisco…

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A Tribute to the Influential Mothers of MEDA Staff, Part 2

On this Mother’s Day weekend, MEDA encourages everyone to take time to celebrate the power of maternal love. We asked MEDA staff to tell what they learned from their mothers and how that made them a better person. Here are a few of the inspiring responses. Staff member: Amelia M. Martinez C. Mother’s name: Marquela C. Martinez “Today, on Mother’s Day,…

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: “Arte en la Plaza”

Growing up in agrarian Mexico, sans modern conveniences, lends itself to having the landscape be your visual and a mind that is compelled to be creative to the max. Such was the experience of America F. Jimenez de Lara (pictured), who has had her organization, Global America, transform MEDA’s Plaza Adelante into a gallery sure to delight…

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