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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:

Bryke Affordable Housing

2021-04-14

FED Reserve: Racism and the Economy -- Focus on Entreprenueship

2021-06-02

Mayor Norton's Culture of CARE Support

2021-05-26

Sustainability & Resilence

Taskforce

2020-05-18

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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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
Free Training! Hightway Heavy Construction Careers Jun 01, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021 — RCTC Heintz Center
MCM: ACTcon 2021 (Day 1) Jul 27, 2021 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
MCM: ACTcon 2021 (Day 2) Jul 29, 2021 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
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Community Status/News

June 17, 2021: Sustainability and Resiliency Action Plan

Sustainability Task Force: Presentations to CMRC, Housing and Feedback from survey and action plan

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May 29, 2021: South-of-Downtown Waterfront Small Area Plan

  March and May 2021 status slides and recording. 

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May 28, 2021: Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan

2021-05-28 News: Msg from JJ,;  May 2021 TB Report;  ACG pledge , 

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May 26, 2021: Bryk Apartments

March and May reports to DMCC including video, documents and presentations. 

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May 20, 2021: Destination Medical Center (DMC)

May 20 and March 23, 2021 DMCC Board Meetings

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May 04, 2021: Olmsted County Mental Health Crisis Center

 SE MN Regional Crisis Center to open in July. 

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Top Beam COVID Info

 

City of Rochester, MN : City of Rochester, MN Study Session on DEI

Rochester City Council session on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Destination Medical Center (DMC) : Destination Medical Center (DMC) Plan 5 Year Update

November Newsletter, 5 Year Plan Update draft, webinars on land investments, DMC status and Covid impacts. Reminder to comment on 5 year plan update 

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Minnesota Department of Health : Mental Health Well-being During COVID

MN Children's Cabinet Info and Info shared by April Sutor, Family Service Rochester: MDH Shared Resources: Check out MDH websites for resources on mental well-being during COVID. Sites may be updated frequently.

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Non-profit Consortium Buildout : 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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Olmsted County Health Assessment and Planning Partnership (HAPP) : Health Assessment and Planning

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

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