Lucy Arellano Archives

Juntos Somos Más: Collectively Building Equity Through Latino Wealth, Place and Power

by Chief Strategy Officer Lucy Arellano Latino immigrant communities across the country — from rural to urban and everything in between — are vibrant treasure chests of strength, compassion, hard work and innovation; however, a long-standing opportunity and wealth gap remains for our community, hindering equitable access for us to fully thrive in the U.S….

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Fondo Adelante Rapid Acquisition Fund Poised to Build Capacity of Small Sites Program Across San Francisco

Co-authored by: Director of Fondo Adelante Nathanial Owen  Chief Strategy Officer Lucy Arellano Baglieri (Part 2 of 2) Small Sites. It’s anything but small. Once a $3 million pilot program with MEDA, the San Francisco Small Sites Program is today a $40 million per year housing preservation strategy funded through a combination of City general…

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MEDA Harnessing the Power of San Francisco’s Small Sites Program, 25 Buildings and 400+ Residents Saved So Far

Co-authored by: Director of Fondo Adelante Nathanial Owen  Chief Strategy Officer Lucy Arellano Baglieri (Part 1 of 2) How does a longtime community-based organization in a span of five years go from solely providing direct services to becoming an innovative affordable-housing developer? Well, MEDA’s trajectory has been unique, but it is a model now ready…

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“The Big Picture”: ¡VIVA MEDA! 46 Raises $235,000, Speaks to Reawakening Civil Rights Movement

by Donor Engagement Officer Lucy Porras-Azimi See the photos. Read the program. Listen to the speeches. It was definitely a memorable night on Oct. 3. That’s when 460 community members, funders and supporters filled the spectacular City View at Metreon for the annual ¡VIVA MEDA! gala to celebrate our nonprofit’s 46 years serving the low-income…

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MEDA Scaling and Sharing: Replicable ¡Viva! Model Around Financial Integration and Affordable Housing will Strengthen Organizations Nationwide

Co-authored by: Chief Strategy Officer Lucy Arellano Baglieri Director of Community Real Estate Karoleen Feng Associate Director of Community Real Estate Johnny Oliver When MEDA pivoted its work seven years ago, it was definitely to meet a local need to respond to the hyper-displacement of 8,000 Latinos from San Francisco’s Mission District in the decade…

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MEDA’s Lucy Arellano Baglieri Promoted to Chief Strategy Officer

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 20, 2019 MEDA’s Lucy Arellano Baglieri Promoted to Chief Strategy Officer Taking the helm to formalize MEDA’s national presence and further scale Latino wealth, place and power-building San Francisco — The Mission Economic…

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San Francisco ¡VIVA! Convening Features Best Practice Exchange, Advances National Movement of Wealth and Power-Building in Communities of Color

by Director of Asset Building Programs Lucy Arellano Family wealth and community ownership are key for political power and, ultimately, a national movement for equity for communities of color who have for far too long been oppressed by systemic barriers. Although we are all so busy doing difficult, impactful work, it’s vital to make time…

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MEDA Director of Asset Building Programs Lucy Arellano Baglieri Nominated to Win $25,000 Grant

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 1, 2019 MEDA Director of Asset Building Programs Lucy Arellano Baglieri Nominated to Win $25,000 Grant Lucy Arellano Baglieri is among 12 finalists for 2019 Coors Light Líder of the Year San Francisco…

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MEDA and Bank of America Partner on Pathways Program to Increase Hiring in Low- and Moderate-Income San Francisco Bay Area Communities

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 7, 2019 MEDA and Bank of America Partner on Pathways Program to Increase Hiring in Low- and Moderate-Income San Francisco Bay Area Communities Partnership with BofA and UnidosUS affiliates creates bilingual talent pipeline…

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Strengthening Latino and Immigrant Small Businesses in San Francisco’s Mission District

by Director of Asset Building Programs Lucy Arellano (Follow Lucy on LinkedIn) About 4.4 million businesses in the United States annually contribute more than $700 billion to the economy. Latino-owned businesses, that is. This according to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. There is no denying the burgeoning economic power of the Latino community across…

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