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Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI)

The Intercultural City Initiative is a bold effort on the part of a wide variety of organizations and individuals to align the collective power, creativity, expertise, and energy of our cities toward a future of inclusive growth. Inspired by the comprehensive and coordinated approach of the Council of Europe Intercultural City program, Minnesota’s Intercultural City Initiative is focused on using high leverage influence strategies to realize this future faster.

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Project Information

About the project

Project Phase (Pre-concept, Concept, Plan, Develop, Available, Archive)

Develop Phase


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Best Practice, Business Process, Diversity and Inclusion, Technology Enablement, Vision/Identity

Level 2: Society

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:


Collaborators

Contact: Jenna Bowman ; Email: Bowman@rochestermn.gov ; Phone: 507.328.2913

Lead Organization: City of Rochester, MN

Known/Likely Collaborators: City of Rochester, MN ; County of Olmsted, MN ; CultureBrokers, LLC ; Diversity Council ; IMAA ; Journey to Growth Diversity and Inclusion Committee ; openBEAM.net

Potential Collaborators: IMAA ; International Film Festival


Related Projects

America’s Community for Health ; Apply "Community of Excellence" framework to Greater Rochester ; Creating a 21st Century Community Space ; Diversity Council Rochester Area Racial Attitude Survey ; Envisioning a 21st Century City: Regional Issues, Global Perspectives ; Health-centric Design of Discovery Walk ; Journey of Peace ; Journey to Growth Plan ; Locks of Compassion ; Rochester A City of Compassion (RocCoC) ; Rochester World Festival

Detailed Description

Description

 Per ICI website

 

 

INTERCULTURAL CITIES INDEX QUESTIONNAIRE

 

 

 


 

 City of Rochester ICI Launch Press Release


 

Early Information Shared with J2G

 


 

Proposal to J2G D/I Committee with ICI Consultant


 

Project Phases

Key Status Reports


Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) Presentation to City Council Study Group   Date: 2020/01/30  

Presentation slides to city council and the mayor. 



Diversity and Inclusion Related Events => LINK


Project Status/News

June 15, 2018 openBeam.net: Mayor Brede signed ICI pledge

On Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 11:00 am, the Journey to Growth team, the City of Rochester and citizens of Rochester will gather in the City Hall Atrium for a special Signing Ceremony, designating Rochester as the first U.S. City to join the Council of Europe’s ICI (Intercultural Cities Initiative) program.

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December 08, 2015 DS: Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI): Getting the mayor to buy in.

Met with mayor Brede and Randy Staver to discuss city participation and support

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Related PlanScape Status

Best Practice, Business Process, Diversity and Inclusion, Technology Enablement, Vision/Identity  

March 27, 2020: Rochester-Area Economic Development Inc (RAEDI) Loan News

News forwarded by RAEDI: The State of MN’s Small Business Emergency Loan Program is now accepting applications.

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March 27, 2020: State of Minnesota

Governor Tim Walz today joined leaders from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Department of Employment and Economic Development, Department of Education, and the State Emergency Operations Center to answer questions from the press on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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March 26, 2020: DMCC Executive Committee Topics including COVID-19 Handling

2020-03-26 DMCC Executive Committee Meeting materials including discussions on COVID-19 handling. 

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March 24, 2020: COVID-19 Info Sharing App Live

A web-based app called “Roch Strong” is now live to help “our community businesses and nonprofits...overcome COVID-19 and stay strong.

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March 22, 2020: Resilient Option - finding strength and connection

Living with angry brains The next few weeks will challenge your emotional and social skills.

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March 18, 2020: Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation

Announcing the Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund (MDRF)

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March 17, 2020: TechImpact (Idealware)

TechImpact March eNews: Resources You Can Use in These Challenging Times ...  leaning on technology to help them continue operations.

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March 16, 2020: United Way of Olmsted County: Inter-Agency Volunteer Coordination

Inter-Agency Volunteer Coordination: United Way has created a channel for Rochester-area nonprofits to coordinate staffing resources to meet the demand for essential services during a Covid-19 outbreak

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March 15, 2020: ROCHESTER AREA YOUTH TECH FOUNDATION and RPS need laptops for students

Rochester Area Youth Tech Foundation is working with Rochester Public Schools to provide laptops to students who do not currently have access to technology at home, in an effort to mitigate potential educational disruptions for these students. 

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March 12, 2020: Health Assessment and Planning

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

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March 02, 2020: Cradle to Career

Feb news, Jan. Updates to RPS Board

 

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February 27, 2020: Rochester Nonprofit Consortium Meeting Materials

2020-02-11 Strengthening our Human Services Ecosystem by Rochester Nonprofit Consortium meeting materials

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Created by allnode on 2015/08/11

Site Information
Beam
  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

Definitions
The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
    demonstration
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
Links
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