Inspiring Early/Head Start Parents to Best Support Child Learning and Development through the Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Curriculum

Co-authored by: Associate Director Liz Cortez Early Learning Program Manager Ada Freund Mission Promise Neighborhood, San Francisco Early/Head Start programs promote school readiness of young children (0-5) from low-income families by supporting the development of the whole child. These vital programs create a positive environment to support the growth of children via a diverse range […]

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 […]

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.  The day started with a […]

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 RayaMEDA 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.  To […]

Summer 2019 Updates from MPN

by Director 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 (FSCs) embedded at […]

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 […]

Mission Promise Neighborhood’s Alyssa P. Doubles Down, Finds Affordable Housing in the Mission for Herself and Twin Girls

San Francisco native Alyssa P. proudly tells of the fact that she grew up in the Mission, ZIP code 94110 — the third generation of her family to do so. Some relatives were fishermen at the Wharf way back when, all coming home to the Mission each night. Unfortunately, as a young adult, Alyssa found […]

San Francisco School Board Commissioner Gabriela López Joins MPN 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 […]

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

byDirector, 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 students […]

Spring 2019 Updates from MPN

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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