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Rochester A City of Compassion (RocCoC)

Help Rochester to be a more compassion city via the following 3 Focus areas: (1) Honoring and supporting compassionate thought and action already existing in our community (2) Growing a culture of compassion as a binding force in our community (3) Creating opportunities for meaningful participation in compassionate actions

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Project Information

About the project

Impacts: 

Best Practice, Caring Relationship, Civic Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, Sustainability   Health & Wellness   Mental Health

Project Phase: 

Plan

Collaborators

Contact: Cathy Ashton ; Email: cashtonchina@charter.net ; Phone: 507-254-9618

Lead Organization: Rochester MN A City of Compassion

Collaborators: Assisi Heights Spirituality Center (AHSC) ; Catholic Charities ; City of Rochester, MN ; Rochester Community & Technical College

Related Projects

2016-2020 Housing Framework ; Allies & Advocates ; Community Beam to enable community collaboration ; Cradle to Career ; Diversity Council Civic Equity Focus Area ; Diversity Council Education Equity Plan ; Diversity Council Health Equity Plan ; Improve health insurance coverage for minority groups in Southeast Minnesota ; In City for Good (In the Shadow of Growth) ; Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) ; Locks of Compassion ; Maintain and Evolve the 2016 Rochester/Olmsted County Compass Points (Community Dashboard) ; Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement

 

Detailed Description

3 Focus areas

 Stewardship of universal values of kindness, love and compassion

       Honoring and supporting compassionate thought and action already existing in our community

       Growing a culture of compassion as a binding force in our community

       Creating opportunities for meaningful participation in compassionate actions

 

 

Status/News

December 24, 2017 TBD: Rochester A City of Compassion Steering Committee 2017 Status Report

Year end report on status and what to look forward to ...  "as Mary Alessio of the Locks of Compassion Project declares “Compassion is rippling throughout our community”

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June 22, 2017 openBEAM.net: June CoC Planning Meeting News

Planning Team meeting notes and planning ideas including vision, meeting notes and action plans.

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June 11, 2017 openBEAM.net: Learning from past large scale community projects, eg, 2010 Race Exhibit

In the June CoC meeting, a question was raised whether or not we can learn from past major events like Race Exibit as we attempt to build Rochester - a City of Compassion.

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October 14, 2016 openBEAM.net: City of Compassion (2016 Journey of Peace) Event Materials

This space offers a number of reference materials for City of Compassion, the 2016 theme of Journey of Peace.

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Related PlanScape Status

Best Practice, Caring Relationship, Civic Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, Sustainability  

June 23, 2019: Rochester Community & Technical College Compassion/Equity

Minutes from June 4th, 2019, compassion/equity scheduling workshop

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June 23, 2019: Next Human Library Events

The next  Library event will be at the Rochester Public  Library  on Thursday, August 22, 2019.  The event will run from 6:00 - 8:30.  We will need 4 team members to help set up for the event from 5-6 and then at least 8 to keep the event running smoothly

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June 21, 2019: IBM Corporate Citizenship Survey Results

Message from IBM  Vice President & Global Head, IBM Corporate Social Responsibility regarding IBM Corporate Citizenship Survey Results

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June 21, 2019: Diversity Council finalist for 2018 Anti-Racism Initiative Category

Recognizing Diversity Council as one of the three finalists for Anti-Racism Initiative category. 

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    May 24, 2019: Rochester Area Family Y

     Y has received a grant from the Schulze Family Foundation which allows us to provide 400 Rochester high schooler’s a free summer members through our Get Summer program.

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    May 24, 2019: Mayo High School School Within a School (SWS)

    Four Mayo SWS students and their teacher made a huge impression at Kiwanis Club of Rochester. 

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    May 16, 2019: Race Exhibit Moved to Luther College

    Great teamwork to have exhibit transported to Luther College. 

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    May 08, 2019: Community for Health Workgroup Log

    DMC EDA initiated Community For Health group effort notes.

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    May 02, 2019: Rochester Public Utilties

    2019 Residential Rate Structure Survey

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    Last modified by support on 2019/06/23
    Created by allnode on 2015/10/13

    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
    Links to Beam and beam sub-sites: