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Access keys

Access keys are a navigation device enabling you to get around this web site using your keyboard.

Available access keys

This site uses a setup that closely matches most international recommendations on access keys. These are:

  • 1 — Home Page
  • 2 — Skip to content
  • 3 — Site Map
  • 4 — Search field focus
  • 5 — Advanced Search
  • 6 — Site navigation tree
  • 9 — Contact information
  • 0 — Access Key details

Accessibility Statement

We have undertaken to use our knowledge and understanding of the ways in which different people access the Internet, to develop a web site that is clear and simple for everybody to use.

Validation

We have used XHTML 1.0 and CSS that conforms to specification, as laid out by the W3C because we believe that usability and accessibility must have a solid foundation. If anything on this web site does not validate correctly, please contact the Site Administration, and not the Plone Team.

We have also endeavoured to achieve AA accessibility as measured against version 1.0 of the WCAG. We are aware however, that a number of the checkpoints of the WCAG are subjective — and although we are sure that we have met them squarely, there may be instances where interpretation may vary.

Community News

This panel displays the latest community news. For a standalone view please click this LINK.



February 24, 2024: 2024 The Year of Respect

Promotion Post Bulletin Wraps 

Actionable Steps

Quotes from BIPOC voices

 



February 19, 2024: Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

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



February 12, 2024: Destination Medical Center (DMC)

Feb 1, 2024 DMCC Board Meeting

Private investment metrics



February 07, 2024: BioRochester and MedHub 3.0

DMCC Board Updates:

1. Feb 2024 DMCC Board Meeting: Video Clip of Discussion at Feb 1 2024 DMCC Board - DMC part of MedTech 3.0; Memo to DMCC

2. Nov. 2023 Video Clip of Discussion at DMCC Board Meeting about MN MedTech 3.0 Description and Webinar

References: US DEA Tech Hub Awardees 



February 03, 2024: Jeremiah Program

2024 Fundraising : Chocolate for a Cause! Get your chocolate bar for a chance to win one of five golden tickets! Order yours today Scan the QR Code or click here: LINK

2018 Information presented to December 18, 2018 HRA.



February 03, 2024: Mayo Clinic Bold Forward Unbound

Bold Forward Announcements

Video Mayo CEO

Mayo News June 2023

Related News: Community Reactions ; City of Rochester Support of Bold (2/1/2024)



February 01, 2024: Housing Alliance Coalition

Get paid while helping others achieve their homeownership goals!

Referencing BIPOC Homeownership Co-design Report

 



February 01, 2024: E1 Entrepreneurs 1st SE MN

The Ignite Cup is a startup competition to connect and grow our entrepreneurial ecosystem. The winner of our pitch competition will be a guaranteed semi-finalist at the MN Cup.



February 01, 2024: Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization

1Q 2024:

Jan 2024: Admin Message, TBE Report

 



January 30, 2024: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)

1. The state of Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) program offers grants to help train or retrain your workforce. We've helped train thousands of workers in the state.

2/ New Minnesota Fund Reimburses Employers for Costs of Reasonable Accommodations



January 29, 2024: NAACP, Rochester Chapter

(1) 2024 Black History Month Press Release

(2) 2023 Black History Month Press Release

(3) 2022 Black History Month Press Release;

(4) 2021 Black History Month Press Release  



January 26, 2024: State of Minnesota

Office Of Higher Education: Grant funds to support formerly incarcerated students in postsecondary education. 

Department of Human Services: Community Engagement Hub



January 26, 2024: United Way of Olmsted County

FoodSecurity noun “limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways” (USDA).



January 25, 2024: City of Rochester, MN

Two parttime roles

Community Connector – Somali Speaking

Community Connector – Spanish Speaking

 



January 19, 2024: Minnesota Department of Health

January 2024 Request for Proposal: Improve child development outcomes related to the well-being of children of color and Indigenous children from prenatal to grade three and their families. Reduce racial disparities in children’s health and development from prenatal to grade three. Promote racial and geographic equity.

MDH Job Opportunities



January 18, 2024: 2024 The Year of Respect

January 19, 2024 Kick Off

Dec 19, 2023 Planning Sessions

Dec 12, 2023 Introduction  

References: Community of Respect Tools

  • Conversation Starters
  • Encouragement Tips
  • MPR Talking Sense Program and App

 

 PB Reporting



January 18, 2024: ACT-SO Olympics of the Mind

Empowering Minds, Inspiring Change: Rochester Branch of the NAACP Unveils ACT-SO, Olympics of the Mind, with a Boost from $75k Mayo Clinic Commitment Against Racism 2023 Grant!

Press Release 

Admin Message



January 13, 2024: Community Health Assessment Process

Notice of Intent to Publish a Notice of Funding Opportunity for Clinical-Community Linkages to Address Unmet Social Needs and Adverse Social Determinants of Health to Advance Health Equity among Populations Experiencing Health Disparities (R01)



January 10, 2024: Equity in the Built Environment (Bloomberg)

1. PB Reporting Empowering 11th-grade students

2. Trade Readiness: Message from program manager and program flyers; Trades Readiness Certificate program

3. Video recording at Jan 10. 2024 Equity Alliance Talk 

4. Star Tribune Feb 17, 2024 Reporting



December 21, 2023: SE Minnesota Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Dec 2023 SE SBDC Partners with ACHLA

April 2022 SE MN SBDC moved from RCTC to be under RAEDI.