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MEDA Free Program Updates for 2015/ Actualizaciones para el 2015 de los Programas Gratuitos de MEDA (Bilingual/Bilingue)

Christi Baker gives everyone much-needed information about program enhancements and changes for the upcoming year at MEDA.   Christi Baker Director of Asset Building Programs     MEDA: First off, will all MEDA programs remain free to low-income clients in 2015? CB: Of course!  MEDA is committed to making its services available to everyone.  We…

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Client Success Story: Mary Bishop, Workforce Development, In Her Own Words

I learned about MEDA at a job fair and attended their next orientation later that week. It had been several years since I had worked at a traditional job and I was very anxious about looking for work again. The orientation was informative and I was able to meet with Robert Lopez, one of MEDA’s…

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Workforce Client Success Story: Yohana Rodriguez

MEDA me ayudo a conseguir dos trabajos. Estoy muy contenta porque antes de llegar a MEDA yo no tenía nada. El señor Robert Lopez no solo me ayudo con mi currículum, pero me motivo . MEDA es una institución  donde ayudan sin  lucro. Me ayudaron  con transporte, tecnología, y hasta cubrieron el costo de mi…

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Labor Day Story: MEDA Client Edwin Gonzales Hired at Tech Company

As Labor Day 2014 is upon us, MEDA wants to celebrate a true employment success story: that of Edwin Gonzales (photo left), who came to the U.S. from El Salvador just four years ago with the goal of seeking better opportunities. Edwin’s life has sure changed since the first day over a year ago when…

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MEDA Workforce Clients Produce Results for Mission Community Market

San Francisco residents who have yet to venture by Bartlett near 22nd on a Thursday between 4pm and 8pm may be surprised to see a touch of the bucolic in the generally bustling urban enclave. That’s when nature’s bounty is served up to a gathering of low-key Mission residents, in the form of the Mission Community…

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Two Score of Young Adult Summer Program Graduates Score Big

Graduation is more than getting a diploma and celebrating with newfound friends. While those things are great, what truly matters is the sense of accomplishment one feels upon completion of a task via diligence. Such was the case last Friday for the almost 40 graduates of MEDA’s trio of free young adult programs, which are…

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MEDA Workforce Development Program: Year One Goals Surpassed in Just 10 Months

“When the team was hired to launch MEDA’s new Workforce Development Program a year ago, we knew it would be challenging, but previous experiences taught us that hard work, relationships and quality are key to making it through the startup phase,” states Chris Tugwell, MEDA Workforce Manager, as he looks onto the bustling Mission Street…

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MEDA’s Workforce Development Department Assists Employees and Employers

Kaye Fryling, Recruiter & Staffing Specialist of Seniors at Home, attended MEDA’s job fair this spring in search of prospective employees. It was at this well-attended event that Fryling concluded the Mission District nonprofit’s Workforce Development Department would be the ideal place to find her future hires. Seniors at Home is deemed the premier service…

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Bay Area Resident Lands Job with Help of MEDA’s Workforce Development Department

Excited by a move from Florida’s Gulf Coast to the San Francisco Bay Area, Rachel Fontenot needed to find a job once she was settled in out west. Job hunting inevitably being a daunting task, Rachel realized she could not go on this journey alone, as things were not happening fast enough. That’s when she…

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MEDA Grooms Urban Putt and Aces a Mission District Business Model

As the gloomy fog lifts to let the sun’s glow bathe the bustling streets of San Francisco’s Mission District, the corner of South Van Ness and 22nd is looking particularly bright this morning. After sitting vacant for a decade and a half, a dilapidated Mission District edifice now has a tenant open for business. The challenge…

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