Luis Granados Archives - Page 5 of 9

MEDA’s Adelante Fund Becomes a Certified CDFI

Lend an ear to this exciting news: Adelante Fund, MEDA’s community loan arm, just became a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). With only about 1,000 CDFI’s across the land, and just 11 others based in San Francisco, this is especially big news. Additionally, MEDA is the only San Francisco CDFI focusing primarily on providing…

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MEDA’s Promise to our Families and Partners

MEDA vows to stand up for fairness and equity for all communities being unjustly and immorally targeted. We welcome everyone to Plaza Adelante. MEDA pledges to be a safe place for immigrants: we will not welcome any immigration official presence at Plaza Adelante; we will not turn over any client records; and we will fight any such…

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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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¡VIVA MEDA! 43rd Anniversary Celebration a Night to Remember

Mariachis. Deserving honorees. Great food. A community of support. Those were just four of the elements that combined to make ¡VIVA MEDA! a success on Wednesday. This year’s venue was the San Francisco Design Center. Celebrating 43 years of investing in people in the Mission – and now the Bay Area — it was a…

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MEDA Announces Release of Its Annual Report 2015

from Executive Director Luis Granados Last year was a game-changer at MEDA. While our asset-building services empowered nearly 7,000 low- to moderate-income clients — the most in our 42-year history — our organization ventured into new territory. MEDA is barely recognizable as the organization it was just a few years ago: our nonprofit is now…

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MEDA Selected by Citi Foundation’s Community Progress Makers Fund Grant Program to Accelerate Economic Opportunity

Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 18, 2016 MEDA Selected by Citi Foundation’s Community Progress Makers Fund Grant Program to Accelerate Economic Opportunity San Francisco-based Community Progress Maker Joins Leading Nonprofit Organizations Across the United States to Address Urban Challenges Ranging from Affordable…

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Giving Credit Where Credit is Due: State and Local Officials Join to Explain Importance of New California EITC

“Use it or lose it!” Those powerful words from State Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma, at a press conference held at MEDA today, underscored the importance of getting out the message about the state’s new Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Ma fears that if not enough Californians take advantage of this credit, politicians in Sacramento…

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Citi and MEDA Release Taxes White Paper, Are Interviewed by San Francisco Treasurer José Cisneros

With tax season now underway, there is a clear need to seize the moment to provide asset building services to the low-income community. That is why Citi and MEDA have just released a white paper, “Key Elements of Service Integration of Asset Building Services at Tax Time,” to showcase the success of their model. (Read the white paper.)…

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Why I Give Wednesday: MEDA Executive Director Luis Granados

To celebrate this season of giving and thankfulness, every Wednesday we will showcase staff, Board members, volunteers and clients telling what this Mission District, San Francisco nonprofit brings to their lives. MEDA is incredibly grateful for the community’s continued dedication, vision and guidance, which enabled our organization in 2015 to provide free services to over 7,000 low-income individuals, start our Adelante Fund…

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Community Organizations Call for Delay in Vote on Sweeping, New Preferential Access Policy for Affordable Housing

Christopher Gil, Senior Content Marketing Manager (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 9, 2015 Community Organizations Call for Delay in Vote on Sweeping, New Preferential Access Policy for Affordable Housing Little-Known Proposal Warrants Extension of Period for Public Comment San Francisco, CA – Today at 10am at Room 278 of City Hall, organizations representing neighborhoods…

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