Luis Granados Archives

Press Release: Mission Economic Development Agency Named UnidosUS Affiliate of the Year

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 5, 2019 Mission Economic Development Agency Named UnidosUS Affiliate of the Year UnidosUS Affiliate Organizations Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Latino Community San Francisco — UnidosUS (formerly NCLR) today announced at its 2019 Annual Conference…

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A Legacy of Strength: Three Immigration Stories, One Common Goal

MEDA often hears from our stakeholders and funders how impressed they are that the organization takes risks. Yet MEDA’s risk-taking pales in comparison to the risks and sacrifices taken by the majority of the 7,400 clients we annually serve, many of whom had to cross borders to support their families.  A number of MEDA staff…

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A Big Idea, and a Promise to End Poverty and Increase Student Achievement in California

  Co-authored by: Luis Granados, CEO, MEDA, San Francisco Dixon Slingerland, President and CEO, Youth Policy Institute, Los Angeles California has long been a bellwether state. From the creation in 1868 of a renowned state university system to 1972’s creation of the California Coastal Commission to being the modern-day epicenter of tech innovation, this is…

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I Left My I.P.O. in San Francisco

by Chief Executive Officer Luis Granados A recent New York Times article told of the anticipated I.P.O.s of major tech companies equating to “hundreds of billions” of dollars potentially flooding into our densely populated city. That’s over $2 billion for each of our 49 square miles. If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the past…

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San Francisco Celebrates Renewal of 3850 18th St.: “Redefining Public Housing”

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 28, 2019 San Francisco Celebrates Renewal of 3850 18th St.: “Redefining Public Housing” 107 units for senior/disabled San Franciscans San Francisco — Officials joined Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) and BRIDGE Housing today…

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MEDA Speech at Casa Adelante – 2060 Folsom Groundbreaking

Luis Granados speech Welcome. My name is Luis Granados and I am the Chief Executive Officer of the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA). It is an honor to be standing here today. The adjacent park and this parking lot were long-fought-for as community benefits. It is great to see that In Chan Kaajal Park has…

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Mayor London Breed, Supervisor Mandelman and Community Leaders Celebrate the Reopening of Affordable Housing in District 8 at 25 Sanchez

(Left to right): District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, Mayor London Breed, 25 Sanchez Resident Geraldo B. Chang Calderon, MEDA’s Karoleen Feng and BRIDGE Housing’s Cynthia Parker. Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 10, 2019 Mayor London Breed, Supervisor Mandelman…

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CEO Luis Granados’ Speech at 462 Duboce “Redefining Public Housing” Celebration

Welcome. My name is Luis Granados, and I am the CEO of the Mission Economic Development Agency. December is a month of traditions and reflections. As we take this moment to rededicate 462 Duboce as quality, stable housing for our residents and neighbors, I would like reflect on how MEDA began this journey. It was…

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San Francisco Celebrates Renewal of 462 Duboce at “Redefining Public Housing” Event

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 13, 2018 San Francisco Celebrates Renewal of 462 Duboce “Redefining Public Housing” Event San Francisco — Officials will join Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) and BRIDGE Housing at 11:30 a.m. today to celebrate the…

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Fondo Adelante Name Change Reflects MEDA’s Ongoing Commitment to Serving the Mission District, and the Bay Area’s Latino Community

What’s in a name? A lot actually. MEDA is excited to announce that it has legally changed the name of its community loan fund to Fondo Adelante. Explains CEO Luis Granados, “We wanted to better reflect the Latino community in our loan fund’s name. ‘Adelante’ literally means ‘move ahead’ in Spanish, and the addition of…

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