In 2013, it was selected as a recipient of the Department of Education Promise Neighborhood Grant. Through the collaboration of 20 pre-established programs, MPN functions as a collective impact imitative that serves predominately Latino families within San Francisco’s Mission District.

“Rooted in the Mission and focused on San Francisco, MEDA’s mission is to strengthen low-and moderate-income Latino families by promoting economic equity and social justice through asset building and community development. Serves as the backbone of Mission Promise Neighborhood.”

Since 1999, PPS-SF has sought academic success through community building and sharing knowledge around transparent and equitable education policy in the San Francisco Unified School District.

Started in 2008 as a community coalition to prevent massive school closures across the Oakland Unified School District.  Currently is “building and supporting a multi-city network of local coalitions, whose members — parents, educators, and community allies — work together to expand access to quality education in California’s most historically underserved communities.”

A San Francisco philanthropic organization backing initiatives that advances racial and economic equity across the Bay Area.

“Provides funding for ambitious cross-sector collaborations in San Francisco and Alameda Counties that are working to solve our toughest community challenges.”

“Founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation; guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive; works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.

“The leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. In addition to maintaining the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grant makers and their grants as well as operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level.”


Here's a short list of organizations offering services and grants in the Bay Area

Continually assessing programming through​​


Model after and seek out established programs, organizations, and grants


Is it worth the time and effort we are putting into it? 


  • attainable goal setting

  • efficient time management

  • reevaluating who's sitting at the table

Seeking out support leads to

Being willing to go outside of the exact boundaries of what we are doing in order to acknowledge what is already happening in all of these spaces so that when we ask people to support an initiative we are working on, it doesn't feel like it's out of left field. ~ Laura 

  • deeper connections

  • investment in the goals and overall purpose of the program

  • a willingness in the future to reciprocate support

On the Path to Success


By the student being successful, we need to make sure that the family is successful.  


Success for children begins with

Success, as the first layer, is to assure that families have the basics… and then we can build upon those things … so that they can reach their goals and dreams for themselves and for their children. ~ Celina 

  • access to fundamental rights like as affordable housing


  • ensuring a basic understanding of the processes needed to receive services


  • Transportation for children and parents

  • Tenant rights to prevent evictions

  • Services for homeless

  • School support for children

  • Processes for support services

  • Community and School Health

  • Safety at school

  • Safety going to and from school

On the Path to Success



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