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We build this website to help create a healthy and inclusive community where opportunity and responsibility are broadly shared.

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).

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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

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

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Diversity Beam: OpenBeam.net in collaboration with Journey to Growth's Diversity/Inclusion Committee (now defunct) 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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In the City for Good: A community forum to focus on issues indirectly affected by DMC economic development: Affordable Housing, Education, Historical Preservation, Living Wage, Social Justice, Social Services, Sustainability and Transportation 

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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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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

Community Health Beam

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

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ICI Beam

ICI Beam is a web portal built on top of Al Lun's dmcbeam.org web platform. It is offered as a demo to show how a dashboard tool could be used to track intercultural progress and to make ICI information sharing more consumable. 

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DMC Doc Beam

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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Upcoming Events
Feb. 2023 DMCC Board Meeting Feb 09, 2023 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
2023 DMCC Board Collaborative Session Feb 09, 2023 12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Racial Covenants Update in Housing: Are They Really a Thing of the Past? Feb 11, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM — Virtual
Somali Cultural Heritage Event Feb 11, 2023 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM — ROCHESTER MATH AND SCIENCE ACADEMY 415 16TH ST SW, ROCHESTER, MN 55902
RPS ML Online Family Night in Arabic and English Feb 13, 2023 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM — Virtual
RPS: February 2023 Monthly District Family Engagement Meeting Feb 14, 2023 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM — Google Meeting
Nonprofit Consortium: Quarterly Commitment to Racial Justice Feb 14, 2023 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM — Zoom
Luther College Lectures: The Mutable City (By Invitation) Feb 14, 2023 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
UMR Students Diversity Dialogue: Microaggressions & Unconscious Bias (By Invitation) Feb 14, 2023 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM — Galleria of University square room 415 (111 Broadway Ave S, Rochester, MN 55904)
CMRC February 2023 Meeting (By Invitation) Feb 16, 2023 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM — Virtual Meeting
Black History Month, Art in Action: Guided Studio Session Feb 17, 2023 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM — Art Heads Emporium Studio: 317 Broadway Ave S, Rochester, MN 55904
Global Market (Cooking Class, Small Business Training, Food & Deserts) Feb 18, 2023 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM — Aune Hall at Graham Park, 112 Arena Dr SE, Rochester, MN 55904
Culturally Responsive Business Startup Workshop Feb 18, 2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM — Aune Hall at Graham Park, 112 Arena Dr. SE, Rochester, MN 55904
2023 Co-design Leadership Training Session 1 Option 1 Feb 21, 2023 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM — TBD
2023 Co-design Leadership Training Session 1 Option 2 Feb 23, 2023 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Human Library Mayo Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Feb 23, 2023 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM — Virtual
UMR Black Student Union: Ebony Night (For UMR Students, Staff/Faculty) Feb 24, 2023 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM — Kahler Hotel-Heritage Hall (20 2nd Ave SW, Rochester, MN 55902
2023 Co-design Leadership Training Session 2 Option 1 Mar 07, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
2023 Co-design Leadership Training Session 2 Option 2 Mar 09, 2023 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
March 2023 Rochester Area Foundation: Spring DEI Practitioner Convening and Luncheon (By Invitation) Mar 24, 2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM — Rochester Area Foundation
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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (February 04, 2023)

INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR SERIES Fiscal Year 2023 Nonprofit Security Grant Program Technical Assistance Webinar Series

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2023 Trauma Mental Health Counseling (February 02, 2023)

Two Mass Shootings in two days at two cities in CA, most victims are Chinese Americans.  The suffering immeasurable with families of those killed, those who survived, and immensity of trauma to be managed now and in the years to come. 

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Black History Month Series of Events (February 01, 2023)

(1) 2024 Black History Month Press Release; (2) 2022 Black History Month Press Release; (3) 2021 Black History Month Press Release  

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State of Minnesota (January 28, 2023)

Community Conversation: Building Racial Equity into the Walls of Minnesota Medicaid - A focus on U.S.-born Black Minnesotans

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Community Health Assessment Process (January 27, 2023)

2021 - 2023 CHIP Priorities and Status; 2024 - 2026 CHIP Priorities

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Zumbro Valley Medical Society (January 27, 2023)

1. Zumbro Valley Medical Society Awards its 2022 Community Service Award to Olmsted County Housing Stability Team;   

2. Zumbro Valley Medical Society program aims to connect medical students with local service providers as part of academic year elective.

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Rochester Downtown Alliance (January 25, 2023)

2023 Thursdays Downtown vendor applications are now open

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Community-Led, Health Equity Structural Intervention Initiative (OT2) (January 24, 2023)

Rochester-area conversations to explain NIH ComPASS program submission and solicit letters of support from area CBOs. 

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United Way of Olmsted County (January 22, 2023)

Investing in Community-Led Solutions:Centering Black Voices through Participatory Grantmaking

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Housing Alliance Coalition BIPOC Co-designing (January 19, 2023)

Housing Alliance Coalition BIPOC Co-designing Co-designing report

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