MONTHLY ARCHIVE

Director, Mission Promise Neighborhood Richard Raya Championing a Community’s Collective Vision

In December 2012, MEDA worked with city agencies and 25 neighborhood partners to replicate New York’s successful Harlem Children’s Zone in the Mission District of San Francisco. The goal of the Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN) is to guide students on a cradle-to-college-to-career continuum, while helping their families achieve economic success. Director, Mission Promise Neighborhood Richard […]

How Nonprofits Can Use Technology to Support Clients and Community: A Case-Study on Referral Networks

by Director of Program Evaluation, Learning and Impact Morgan Buras-Finlay The seemingly innocuous “referral” is a mainstay of nonprofits — the most-basic way organizations ensure they meet the needs of the communities they serve. Such referrals support individuals and families as they navigate the ever-complex and changing network of nonprofits, government agencies and institutions. Yet […]

Richard Raya Takes the Helm as Director of San Francisco’s Mission Promise Neighborhood

Mural by Mel Waters and David Hyde Cho, Mission and 19th streets, San Francisco Mission District Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 10, 2018 Richard Raya Takes the Helm as Director of San Francisco’s Mission Promise Neighborhood Will leverage years of […]

Free Books, Santa Photo Ops and a Resource Fair at Mission Promise Neighborhood Third Annual Holiday Book Giveaway

With the collective goal of fostering reading at home, the Mission Promise Neighborhood held its “Third Annual Holiday Book Giveaway” on Dec. 15. The venue was Plaza Adelante, the neighborhood center of the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA). MEDA is the lead agency of this education initiative. Mission kids donning holiday attire — ranging from […]

Mission Promise Neighborhood Meeting the Challenge of Waiting for Child Care

Story by Children’s Council San Francisco (a Mission Promise Neighborhood partner) As a hard-working notary public and Spanish translator, Maria Antonieta had dreams of becoming a lawyer. She was attending San Francisco City College and was well on her way to achieving her goal when she became pregnant. Six months before her son was born, Maria came to Children’s Council. She says, “I loved the facilities at […]

Determination Equals a Family Being Formed, Then Strengthened via Collective Impact

Immigrating together can definitely form a strong bond. Such was the case for Yeimy Moreno and Orlin Salazar, who separately decided to leave their native Honduras in search of a better life to the north. The bond formed put these émigrés on the path to becoming a family, but that did not happen overnight. Yeimy […]

Mission Promise Neighborhood Getting Mission Children Kinder Ready

The Mission Promise Neighborhood is a prenatal-to-career continuum of support services for families in San Francisco’s Mission District. The beginning of the pipeline includes many partner strategies and programs working to promote kinder readiness by ensuring that children have a medical home, are enrolled in a high-quality preschool program and that families support learning. Mission […]

Affordable Housing Now a Reality for Five Moscone Elementary School Families

While the Mission Promise Neighborhood education initiative focuses on four schools — Bryant and Chavez elementary, Everett Middle and O’Connell High — the fact is all schools within the Mission footprint are deemed part of MPN. That why families at Moscone Elementary School, located on Harrison between 21st and 22nd streets, receive connections to free […]

Mission Promise Neighborhood Partners Help Siblings’ Families Fight Eviction and Find Affordable Housing in San Francisco

“For all families, health starts with food on the table and a roof over our heads. It warms our hearts to see the smiles on the faces of these families in their new and secure homes,” says Executive Director Brenda Storey of Mission Neighborhood Health Center (MNHC). She was speaking in general about Mission Promise […]

Mission Promise Neighborhood Education Forum 2017 Gets Families Ready for Upcoming School Year

With an eye toward the exciting start of school, 110 families attended Mission Promise Neighborhood’s third annual Education Forum at the Mission Campus of City College on July 29. The theme was ”Putting Success in a Backpack,” but the event offered so much more. (See photos.) The majority of students were from pre-K to 8th […]

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