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Mission Promise Neighborhood Pivots to Best Support the Latino Immigrant Community During COVID-19 Crisis

by Director, Mission Promise Neighborhood Richard Raya Like other Promise Neighborhoods, our work has escalated due to COVID-19, but we’ve built the community infrastructure to meet this moment. The challenge and the pivot Latinos make up 80% of COVID-19 hospitalizations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, and 25% of all cases in San Francisco, despite…

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Equity in Action: Mission Promise Neighborhood’s Abriendo Puertas Collective Impact Work

Co-authored by: Associate Director of Mission Promise Neighborhood Liz Cortez Early Learning Program Manager of Mission Promise Neighborhood Ada Freund  First 5 California is this week convening early-childhood stakeholders from across the state for the 2020 Child Health, Education, and Care Summit. The summit’s theme, “Equity in Action: Elevating Children, Families, and California’s Workforce,” will…

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StriveTogether Network: An Unstoppable National Movement to Ensure All Kids Have a Seat at the Table

Co-authored by: Director, Mission Promise Neighborhood Richard Raya Associate Director of Mission Promise Neighborhood Liz Cortez It’s now an unstoppable national movement: We are collaborating to improve the lives of children, breaking down barriers to build a better future for our next generation. Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN) is honored to be accepted into the StriveTogether…

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Mission Promise Neighborhood 2019 Education Forum Prepares Kids for School Year Success

photo by Alejandro Bautista Hundreds of community members got their kids ready for the upcoming school year by taking part in the Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN) “2019 Education Forum.” This sixth annual event was held on Saturday, Aug. 10, with the venue graciously offered by City College – Mission Campus. (MEDA is the lead agency…

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Summer 2019 Updates from Mission Promise Neighborhood

by Director, Mission Promise Neighborhood Richard Raya These are exciting — and busy — times for the Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN), so I wanted to make sure you are updated on recent events and what’s ahead. Thanks for being part of MPN! By the Numbers: MPN is All About Relationships MPN has Family Success Coaches…

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The Business Case for Promise Neighborhoods

by Director, Mission Promise Neighborhood Richard Raya It’s no secret that the San Francisco Bay Area’s economic engine is revving more than ever. According to a San Jose Mercury News article, If the nine-county region were a nation — no, it’s actually not, although many here think so! — the Bay Area’s $748 billion Gross…

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San Francisco School Board Commissioner Gabriela López Joins Mission Promise Neighborhood Advisory Board

It was a historic day last January when 27-year-old educator Gabriela López was sworn in as the youngest-ever San Francisco Unified School District School Board member. As she took her oath — in perfect Spanish, no less — it was clear that López epitomizes the future leadership uniquely positioned to move San Francisco forward. It…

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Promise Neighborhoods: A Decade of Delivering the Promise So ALL of Our Kids Can Achieve

by Director, Mission Promise Neighborhood Richard Raya What is a Promise Neighborhood? Well, it’s a term best understood by breaking it down. It’s a PROMISE to our kids that they will have equity of opportunity in education and career. It’s a NEIGHBORHOOD comprising community-based organizations collaboratively providing wraparound services so our families are strengthened and…

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Spring 2019 Updates from the Mission Promise Neighborhood

by Richard Raya, Director, Mission Promise Neighborhood These are exciting — and busy — times for the Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN), so I wanted to make sure you are updated on recent events and what’s ahead. Thanks for being part of MPN! State Legislation for Promise Neighborhoods We are excited to announce new state legislation…

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2019: The Mission and Beyond, for All California Kids

For Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN), 2018 could have been the final year. The grant from the Department of Education had sunsetted and MPN was operating on carryover funds. We didn’t know if we would be here in 2019. We were among 12 Promise Neighborhoods across the country that were eligible for only three available extension…

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