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SE Mn Together: A regional community growth initiative

Beam Project Type:     Project in Plan Phase

Southeast Minnesota Together is a regional collaborative network of organizations and individuals developing and pursuing strategies to address our workforce shortage. SE MN Together also seeks to strengthen regional connections and build local capacity in communities across the region, which can be leveraged to address other social and economic issues affecting Southeast Minnesota.

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Impacts

PlanScape

Level 1: Diversity and Inclusion ; Economic Development ; Workforce Development

Level 2: Economic Diversification

DMC:

Community Health:

Highlight Activities

March 14 SE MN Together Region-Wide Convening Meeting

    Morning Program, 8:30-Noon

    • Keynote:
      Tom Fisher, Director of the Minnesota Design Center
      21st Century Communities
        • SE MN Together will provide a quick update on the significant work completed by our Action Teams over the last year.
        • Breakout Sessions:
          Childcare
          Community Design
          Diversity & Includsion
          Emerging Issues
          Marketing & Branding
          Transit
            • Lunch Provided, Noon-1p
            Afternoon Opportunities:
              • Open Networking Time, 1-2pmeet new people… continue work with colleagues… explore ideas that bubbled up during the day
                • The Governor’s Housing Taskforce wants to hear from you! 2-5p
                Please join us for a Regional Housing Forum to learn about the work of the Taskforce, share your ideas, and help craft housing strategies that will work for your region.

                Collaboration

                Lead Organization: Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

                Confirmed Collaborators: Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

                Potential Collaborators: Diversity Council ; Journey to Growth Diversity and Inclusion Committee ; Journey to Growth Partnership

                Status Reports Related PlanScape Status on: Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Workforce Development

                June 22, 2018: Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement

                Recruiting members to join Community Engagement Workgroup.

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                June 19, 2018: 2018 RPS Discipline Data Update - Information

                At the 6/19/2018 school board meeting, the following discipline data was presented.

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                June 18, 2018: Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement

                Volunteers are needed to help facilitate a Poverty Simulation on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
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                June 15, 2018: 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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                June 01, 2018: Rochester Area Family Y 2018 Summer Program

                The YMCA has 250 free summer memberships to give to teens in need this year. 

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                May 27, 2018: Three DMC Proposals

                Three projects looking for TIF: Hotel Indigo, Hyatt House Hotel and Wells Fargo Bank Building Renovation

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                May 24, 2018: Host Families for UMR Global Connections Community

                  UMR is looking for Culture Host Families to build a Global Connections Community.

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                May 17, 2018: Southeast Minnesota Workforce Development Board Strategic Planning Meeting

                openBeam's information on structure and Southeast Minnesota Workforce Development Board Strategic Planning Meeting
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                May 10, 2018: Community Health Collaboration Conversation: Public Health, the Y and Diversity Council

                Al Lun, openBeam, facilitated a 2018-05-8 meeting with Josh May, the Y; Dee Sabol, Diversity Council and Meaghan Sheridan, Olmsted Public Health to introduce each organization's community health related activities.

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                May 08, 2018: CNG Steering Committee working on 2018 Compass Points

                 CNG Steering Committee is working on the next version of Rochester/Olmsted County Compass report.

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                April 08, 2018: 2018 Community Focus Team Meetings

                March Community Focus Team (CFT) meeting notes.

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                March 19, 2018: Help the Y Build a Better Us!

                2018 Rochester Area Family Y "Build a Better Us" fundraising campaign. 

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                March 18, 2018: March 2018 In City for Good community forum

                March 2018 presentation to City for Good by Olmsted County Administrator

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                Last modified by support on 2018/03/21
                Created by support on 2015/10/24

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                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.

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