Richard Raya Archives

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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Wealth, Place and Power: How MEDA’s Promise Neighborhood Fought the Housing Crisis, Moved Families Out of Poverty and Built Community Power so All Mission Kids Could Succeed

Co-authored by: by Director, Mission Promise Neighborhood Richard Raya CEO Luis Granados (NOTE: Read eight-page report on which this blog is based here.) Asset building is in MEDA’s organizational DNA — and we’re proud that it’s part of our origin story, which began 46 years ago. But our future is in collective impact with partners….

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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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Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader and Mayor London Breed at “Keeping the Promise” Mission Community 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 September 17, 2018 Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader and Mayor London Breed at “Keeping the Promise” Mission Community Event Celebrates Mission Promise Neighborhood Five Years of Results, Expansion to Five More Schools San…

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Mission Promise Neighborhood is Doubling Down on Collective Impact

by Director, Mission Promise Neighborhood Richard Raya (photo, right) The most recent data from San Francisco Unified School District showed 2,144 homeless students in the district. The majority of these homeless students, 1,345, were English Language Learners, and 1,093 were Latino. In the face of this crisis, a school in the Mission District recently opened…

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Mission Promise Neighborhood Receives $6 Million Two-Year Extension Grant

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 2, 2018 Mission Promise Neighborhood Receives $6 Million Two-Year Extension Grant Five years of collective impact positioned to generate ever-greater results San Francisco — The U.S. Department of Education has announced that San Francisco’s…

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