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We build this website to help create a healthy and inclusive community where opportunity and responsibility are broadly shared. Except for a small number of collaboration sub-sites built to enable private virtual teaming for non-profits, the site has no official affiliations with other organizations. The information contained here is obtained from various public sites and sources. Its goal is to show that Transparency, Accountability, Responsiveness and Process-centric (TARP) attributes of a community can be "beamed (Built, Enabled, Activated and Modeled)" into existence from a grass-roots level.

As we build out the site, we hope to awaken in the community an epiphany and a realization that a resilient community should have the vision and aspiration to develop and operate with interlocking processes and investments to allow public, economic and social development systems to complement each other so that collaboration is by design and not chance-encounter (or by luck).

Latest Beam Activities

Projects Tracker (tracking all the projects that OpenBeam.net touches)

The following projects have noteworthy updates:

Repurpose CNG subsite to host CMRC virtual teaming

2020-05-11

 Re-trigger Open Beam FPE Project

 2020-05-11

 Enhance Search for COVID News and Resources

2020-04-25

COVID-19 Beam Subsite to share news and info

 2020-03-18

 

Community Beam has the following sub-sites:

 

Community Mobilization Resources Center (CMRC)

A sub-site of dmcbeam.org, the Community Mobilization Resources Center (CMRC) aims to provide "continuous communication" for the CMRC Coalition to increase awareness and understanding of public, private, non-profit organizations' plans and needs so that individually and collectively we will be more effective in carrying out our mission of serving the community. 

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Grass Roots Pilot Sites

We are also hosting the following websites to support some of our area's grass-root initiatives:


Open Beam

BEAM (aka openBeam) is about leveraging Web 2.0 and cloud computing to build technology capacities to serve the community.

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Nonprofit Consortium

 

 


 

In the City for Good

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Education Beam

A Beam subsite that captures Rochester area's efforts to improve K-12 education outcomes. Projects such as RPS's strategic plan, area's Cradle to Career collective impact project and grass roots participation in RPS's community engagement effort. The subsite offers a layered navigation into these currently disjoint efforts with the hope to beam up system level coordination.

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Diversity Beam

D&I Beam openBEAM.net in collaboration with Journey to Growth's Diversity/Inclusion Committee is "beaming" up this portal to showcase projects and organizations that aim to improve the well-being conditions of minority groups. Statistics such as those curated by Minnesota Compass tell us there are significant education and earning gaps in non-white populations across Minnesota. With projected workforce shortage and demographics trend, these gaps cannot persist if our region is to realize the Destination Medical Center (DMC) objectives and other overarching wellness aspirations.

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Social Justice Coalition

Establishing a coalition of organizations with shared intention to advance the rights of all people in the region, convening around the desire to build awareness and collaboration, act in solidarity, and help one another achieve goals and missions.

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Misc Websites

Kiwanis Rochester

"Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers, dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time."

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Dashboard Beam

Dashboard Dashboard Beam: Various anchor initiatives in Rochester have overlapping goals and that the organizations/teams driving these initiatives have great intention to collaborate. And the difficulty of teaming and collaboration among large scale projects is well-known though seldom receives serious discussions. That's why alignment of goals, indicators, strategies and measurements is highly valued in best-practices such as Lean 6 Sigma.

However, a rigid top-down approach which says everything has to be lined up before actions take place is not practical in our matrix world. What we champion is "beaming up" transparency, accountability, responsiveness and process-centric disciplines by leveraging technology to allow side-by-side visibility of various projects. This portal demonstrates how it could be done. Focused areas include: Disparities, Education, Housing, Economy, Workforce Development, and Health

DC3 Beam

Started in 2009 by Diversity Council Board IT Taskforce to enable Diversity Council stakeholders to collaborate online, DC3 Version 2 (DC Beam) aims to continue to facilitate DC intranet collaboration as well as to explore connection potentials with various community anchor projects/organizations hosted on openBEAM.net's BEAM cloud.  

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Community Health Beam

A prototype portal that shows how virtual teaming for a "Community for Health" can be facilitated.

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DMC Document Portal

dmc docDMC Doc Beam is a "home-grown" portal that aims to build, enable, activate, model (beam) the TARP (transparency, accountability, responsiveness, process-centric) attributes onto the DMC Project.

Go there to read DMC documents and check status.

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Transportation Beam

transitEfficient, cost-effective transportation in SE Minnesota is crucial to its growth. We are building out this portal to demonstrate how technology can beam up (Build Enable Activate Model) transparency, accountability, responsiveness and project/process-centric execution of individual transportation plans, and to point out the need to have a systematic approach involving multiple public, private partnerships (PPP) to harmonize the various efforts.

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Y Beam

ylogo Offered in partnership from openBEAM.net IT group, YCC is a subsite of dmcbeam.org which aims to make the Rochester-area more connected and collaborative to better share the journey to grow a healthy and prosperous community.

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May 18, 2020: Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC)

This storytelling project with CAPM will feature Minnesota Cambodian community leaders in a series of video shorts.

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May 18, 2020: DMC Transportation Plan

"The council opted to move forward with a modified plan for a single village at Mayo Clinic’s west parking lot along Second Street Southwest and a transit system traveling east and west with a loop around the city-county Government Center."

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May 14, 2020: State of Minnesota

In conjunction with this announcement, the Governor signed Executive Orders to protect Minnesotans most at risk from the virus and safeguard workers. The first Executive Order strongly encourages Minnesotans at greatest risk of serious illness to continue staying home. The second Executive Order
ensures workers can raise concerns regarding the safety of their work environments without fear of discrimination or retaliation. It also protects workers from loss of income if they refuse to work under unsafe or unhealthy conditions.
Following the guidance of public health officials, the Governor today announced a preliminary set of health indicators that could trigger a decision to re-impose restrictions to slow the spread of the virus. These indicators will be refined over time as we learn more about the virus and the course of the
pandemic in Minnesota.  

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May 12, 2020: Diversity Council

In light of all that is going on throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Diversity Council wants to remain a connector and convener for all those in need throughout our community. If you are aware of valuable information and resources, please email info@diversitycouncil.org and we will do our best to increase awareness.

If you have needs to express as an individual or member of a particular community, please reach out to info@diversitycouncil.org. Diversity Council is willing and happy to hear your concerns and connect you with the correct resources.

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May 11, 2020: Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce

Topics include: 5 Steps to Reopening your business safely, Liability Concerns for Reopening Your Business

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May 07, 2020: MPR Regional Development Advisory Council Rochester

Looking for moments when people are helping other people in the community. In a nod to Fred Rogers, in bad times look for the helpers. So, please consider sharing a story about a helper in your community.

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May 05, 2020: Rochester Downtown Alliance

Preparing to re-open and interviewing Rochester Area Nonprofit Consortium about COVID. 

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Top Beam COVID Info

Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce : Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce - back to work info series

Topics include: 5 Steps to Reopening your business safely, Liability Concerns for Reopening Your Business

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Building Out Rochester Area Non-profit Consortium : Nonprofit COVID-19 Response Structure and Social Determinants of Health

(1) Consortium resources have been temporary redirected to cross-sector COVID-19 response planning in the Rochester are. Please contact Brooke with questions. 

(2) System approach for Social Determinants of Health

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Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans (CAPM) : COVID-19 Survey and Resource List

In the last month we have seen an influx of challenges and barriers affecting our API communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the challenges we are hearing from our communities is the closure of schools and the implementation of distance learning.

 As of this current school year, Asian American students make up 6.9% of students enrolled in Minnesota. In the last month, we have heard that language access, technology challenges, and financial burdens have presented barriers not only for students to be successful in the classroom, but also for parents who wish to be involved in their children’s education. This has led our communities to face unique barriers to full and equal participation in learning and instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 In response to this issue, the Council has created a community survey to identify ongoing barriers experienced by API families during distance learning. The purpose of this survey is to collect data collect to inform the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) on areas for improvement and best practices with API students during the distance learning period.

 With this in mind, we ask for your participation in helping us to widely distribute this survey to community members to ensure that their voices are heard by MDE officials. The survey will be open for community response between Monday, April 27th – Friday, May 8th. 

 During this time of COVID-19, we understand that many organizations have limited capacity, and greatly appreciate any support you can provide in getting this survey out to families.  Our simple ask to you is your help in sending out the survey to community members using email and social media. If you can make this small commitment, please confirm by responding to this email. Once we receive your confirmation we will follow-up with language templates and guidance to send out the surveys. Thank you all and we all wish your loved ones well.

 Please if you have any questions you can contact me, or our Research Assistant Daniel Yang, at daniel.y.yang@state.mn.us.

 Sincerely,

 Anjuli Cameron 

 Anjuli Mishra Cameron, M.S. | Research Director

Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans | 658 Cedar Street, Suite 160 | St. Paul, Minnesota 55155

(651) 757-1742 |  (507) 649-1157 | anjuli.cameron@state.mn.us |mn.gov/capm

 

 

 

Looking for additional resources during the COVID-19 outbreak? 


 

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Three Rivers Community Action : Process Chart for CARES Act

A process flow chart to work through the CARES Act: Does Pandemic Relief Impact Me As A Refugee?

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Zumbro Valley Health Center : Community Face Masks Collection

As the demands from our non-medical essential service staff and volunteers continue to increase, government and healthcare partners have come together to help collect and distribute masks to organizations in need.

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Pandemic Responders : Pandemic Responders Working with Rochester community

 Pandemic Responders collaborating with City of Rochester and local businesses.

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Health Assessment and Planning : Health Assessment and Planning

March 2020 Olmsted County Health Assessment & Planning Process (HAPP) Meeting Recap

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