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Letter from House of Representatives’ Jackie Speier Regarding MEDA’s Mission Techies Program

  MEDA’s twelve-week Mission Techies program – part of MEDA’s free Workforce Development – teaches IT essentials of hardware, software, networking and coding. As participants learn these skills, they then refurbish low-income Mission residents’ computers, at no cost. It’s a way of paying it forward via an innovative social enterprise model that is part of the…

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Mission Techies Get an “In”side Look at LinkedIn

“This is the best day of my life!” exclaimed 22-year-old Mission Techie Jessica Dean after speaking with an engineer at LinkedIn’s “Career Exposure Day.” Jessica continued by stating that she now knew for sure that coding was for her. It’s quite the invitation when LinkedIn for Good offers a visit to their downtown San Francisco…

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Labor Day Client Success Story: Mission Techie Edwin Gonzales Thriving in Tech World after One Year

Many times it takes work to find work. This was especially true for Edwin Gonzales, who as a 20-year-old left behind his native El Salvador in search of a better life in the U.S. The young man dreamed of transforming his lifelong passion for computers into a job in the tech sector, but he was…

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In Her Own Words: Jennifer Martínez, Mission Techies

Through my time at the Mission Techies program, I was able to greatly expand my knowledge regarding technology. Before coming to MEDA, I knew very little about technology and would have a mini-freakout moment whenever our home technology would have problems because I didn’t know what to do. Through this free program, I believe I am…

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MEDA’s Mission Techies Young Adult Program Bridging Diversity Gap in Tech

As this morning’s sun shone through the window of Mission resident Ana Avilez’ cramped, one bedroom San Francisco apartment she shares with five other family members, the space seemed to be a little brighter than usual. That’s because the 24-year-old has successfully completed MEDA’s free Mission Techies program for young adults, with the promise of…

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