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About Al Lun 

Retired from IBM and founder of openbeam.net, Al Lun has worked in the computer industry for over 3 decades. He has worked in technology development in various capacities including architecture, project management, software/hardware development and people management.

Active in Rochester-area philanthropic boards, Al is also building out the Community Beam website to co-create a healthy and inclusive community where opportunity and responsibility are broadly shared. 

Click this LINK to follow some of the projects that he is working on. 

He believes in the 4P principle of running an organization: People, Process, Product, Profit, in that order. And people must be first.

 

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About Community Beam

 

An independent, self-funded website, the Community Beam portal aims to help create a healthy and inclusive community where opportunity and responsibility are broadly shared.

If you find the information contained here useful, please consider making donations to the following non-profit organizations that I have donated to for their work in the forefront of co-creating a "more perfect union". 

 

Olmsted County History Center

 

United Way of Olmsted County

(uwolmsted.org)

 

Twin Cities PBS

Journie

 Jeremiah Program

 Jeremiah Program

Project Legacy

- Building Trust. Igniting Hope.

Transforming Lives. (projectlegacymn.org)

IMAA

art with imaa

 

 

 

Upcoming Events
C4G: MENTAL ILLNESS AND HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS ISSUES May 23, 2024 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM — Christ United Methodist Church, 400 5th Av SW, Rochester, MN 55902
May 2024 Rochester Vision 2050 Community Engagement May 28, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM — TBD
CMRC May 2024 Meeting May 30, 2024 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
June 2024 United Way BIPOC Leaders Panel and Small Group Conversation Jun 04, 2024 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM — United Way of Olmsted County
MPR Connects Presents MPR News with Angela Davis Jun 06, 2024 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM — Chateau Theatre
2024 Next Level Conference: TOGETHER, FASTER AND STRONGER Jun 13, 2024 - Jun 14, 2024
Juneteenth 2024 Freedom Day-Love Wins Jun 15, 2024 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM — Rev, Dr, Martin Luther King Jr. Park
2024 Walk Around the World Jun 22, 2024 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM — History Center of Olmsted County
Rochesterfest 2024 Jun 25, 2024 - Jun 29, 2024 — Soldiers Field, Rochester, MN
Upcoming events…
Community News

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M.O.V.E: Collaboration of SHIP, Joint Study, One Olmsted

M.O.V.E. Promotional Flyer and Application to join M.O.V.E.

5/10/2024 Conversation Olmsted County Rep and CMRC Rep.: Regarding Olmsted County Community Council's DEI initiative called Mobilizing Olmsted Voices for Equity (M.O.V.E) 

Rochester Area Foundation Support Message

 

Last Updated May 21, 2024



Minnesota Housing Profile Housing Statistics and Findings

2023 Olmsted County Housing Profile

State of MN Profile and Findings

Last Updated May 17, 2024



Minnesota Department of Health May 2034 News

May 2024 Health Equity Community Survey

May 2024 MDH Newsletter: COVID-19 in Min; Funding; Jobs; Upcoming Testing & Vaccination Events

Last Updated May 17, 2024



Free FAFSA Support for Community Based Organizations

5/6/2024 Announcement: CBO hosting a College Financial Aid Event to receive $1000 grant

Cradle 2 Career (C2C), Rochester Public Schools (RPS), and Arch to Philanthropy are launching a College Coordinator Pilot to provide College Based Organizations (CBOs) resources for College Readiness.

Last Updated May 06, 2024



Downtown Waterfront Southeast: 6th Street Bridge

Online Survey for Community Inputs

Asian Community Inputs Outreach

Last Updated May 03, 2024



2024 Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan Reports

2Q 2024:

April 2024 - Admin Message, TBE Report

1Q 2024:

Feb 2024 - Admin Message, TBE Report

Jan 2024: Admin Message, TBE Report

Special callouts 

Last Updated May 02, 2024



Community Outreach Public Relations

Austin KSMQ R-Town Program Interview Segment about CMRC

Last Updated May 01, 2024



Isaiah Rochester Agenda

Focus Area: 

Housing

Our Next Generation

Healthcare

Community-Building, Climate

 

Last Updated May 01, 2024



2024 Destination Medical Center (DMC) Updates

DMC Updates April 29 Presentation to City Council Study Session 

Transit Village

Business Development

Historic District

Last Updated April 27, 2024



Credible Mind and Collective Impact

Introducing Credible Mind to support CHNA collaboration. 

Last Updated April 22, 2024



Rochester Vision 2050

The visioning effort calls for soliciting broad community input to help propose desired strategic initiatives based on desired outcomes through 2050.

Last Updated April 19, 2024



Rochester Public Library Facilities and Operations Master Plan –Request for Proposals

The Rochester Public Library in Rochester, Minnesota, is seeking proposals from consultants and groups with experience working with libraries to engage in a robust, community co-design and collaborative process for a Facilities and Operations Master Plan.

Last Updated April 18, 2024



EBE Presentation to City Council Study Session

1. Part of Feb 26, 2024 City Council Study Session on DEI: Presentation Slides include actions and measures to City Council Study Session and Link to City Council video 

2. Career Opportunities for Women of Color

Last Updated April 01, 2024



Full-Time Career Navigator: Built Environment Wanted

Application Due April 5, 2024: Workforce Development, Inc. is seeking a friendly and professional Career Navigator to join our team.  

Last Updated March 27, 2024



Community Asset Building and Early Literacy Grants

Grant Opportunities: 

Due April 17, 2024 Community Asset Building and Health and Wellness Priorities Grants

Due March 5, 2024 Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation seeking applications for Early Literacy Grants

Last Updated March 26, 2024



Requests for Action Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan

City Council Approved Requests for City Council Approval of two DEI Contracts: 

Contract 1: 2024: Professional Development: Cultural Humility Series $41.3K; 

Contact 2 : Critical Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Audit ($30K); Cultural Humility Professional Development Series: Digging Deeper $13.5K ;  

Video clip of council discussions and voting and related info about GoodEnough.

Last Updated March 21, 2024



NIH Community Engagement Alliance Consultative Resource

We invite community organizations and partners who expressed interest in the Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society (ComPASS) initiative to participate at no cost in several opportunities hosted by CEACR.

Last Updated March 20, 2024



Action Request March 18, 2024

Comment at the 3/18/2024 City Council Meeting:

To act on September 21, 2020 council resolutions for the city staff to develop a Intercultural City action plan.  

Last Updated March 19, 2024



P2S Implementation and Comprehensive Plan Request for Proposal

P2S Implementation Report

P2S Update Request for Proposal 

Last Updated March 18, 2024



DEED Funding Opportunities and Workforce Training Available for Minnesota Employers

Funding Opportunities: DEI for Small Employers, Targeted Populations Capacity Building

Employer subsidies: 1. The state of Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) program offers grants to help train or retrain your workforce.; .2. New Minnesota Fund Reimburses Employers for Costs of Reasonable Accommodations

Last Updated March 13, 2024