The economy may still be down but two nonprofits, five local heroes and five student leaders received thousands of dollars to do their part to help stimulate it. The Bank of America Charitable Foundation recently announced $450,000 in funding and leadership training through its Neighborhood Excellence Initiative, a national philanthropic program. Two nonprofits each received $200,000.
Patricia Torres, an East Bay mother of two, saw her dreams of being a small-business owner come true when her store, Mystical Collections, opened within El Mercadito — a market-style space at Plaza Adelante in the Mission district.
On March 6th, a sunny spring Saturday, 19th Street in San Francisco was filled with the energy and color for which the Mission District is famous. The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) hosted a celebration to commemorate the opening of its new project, Plaza Adelante.