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We build this website to help create a healthy and inclusive community where opportunity and responsibility are broadly shared.

The information contained here is obtained from various public sites and sources. Its goal is to show that Transparency, Accountability, Responsiveness and Process-centric (TARP) attributes of a community can be "beamed (Built, Enabled, Activated and Modeled)" into existence from a grass-roots level.

As we build out the site, we hope to awaken in the community an epiphany and a realization that a resilient community should have the vision and aspiration to develop and operate with interlocking processes and investments to allow public, economic and social development systems to complement each other so that collaboration is by design and not chance-encounter (or by luck).

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Top Four Noteworthy Beam Aware Community Activities (Updated 11/20/20/22)

 Joint Studies: Racism and Public Health

Olmsted County Presentation to

CMRC November 17. 2022

City of Rochester

City of Rochester DEI 

Update  to CMRC

 

  

Mixed Use Site Development

Riverfront Small Area

Plan Report

DMC

DMC Equitable Development Status

 

Community Beam has the following sub-sites

 

Community Mobilization Resources Center (CMRC)

A sub-site of dmcbeam.org, the Community Mobilization Resources Center (CMRC) aims to provide "continuous communication" for the CMRC Coalition to increase awareness and understanding of public, private, non-profit organizations' plans and needs so that individually and collectively we will be more effective in carrying out our mission of serving the community. 

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Grass Roots Pilot Sites

We are also hosting the following websites to support some of our area's grass-root initiatives:


Open Beam

Open Beam (aka Beam) is about leveraging Web 2.0 and cloud computing to build technology capacities to serve the community.

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Diversity Beam: OpenBeam.net in collaboration with Journey to Growth's Diversity/Inclusion Committee (now defunct) is "beaming" up this portal to showcase projects and organizations that aim to improve the well-being conditions of minority groups. Statistics such as those curated by Minnesota Compass tell us there are significant education and earning gaps in non-white populations across Minnesota. With projected workforce shortage and demographics trend, these gaps cannot persist if our region is to realize the Destination Medical Center (DMC) objectives and other overarching wellness aspirations.

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In the City for Good: A community forum to focus on issues indirectly affected by DMC economic development: Affordable Housing, Education, Historical Preservation, Living Wage, Social Justice, Social Services, Sustainability and Transportation 

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Education Beam: A Beam subsite that captures Rochester area's efforts to improve K-12 education outcomes. Projects such as RPS's strategic plan, area's Cradle to Career collective impact project and grass roots participation in RPS's community engagement effort. The subsite offers a layered navigation into these currently disjoint efforts with the hope to beam up system level coordination.

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Misc Websites

Kiwanis Rochester

"Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers, dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time."

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Dashboard Beam

Dashboard Dashboard Beam: Various anchor initiatives in Rochester have overlapping goals and that the organizations/teams driving these initiatives have great intention to collaborate. And the difficulty of teaming and collaboration among large scale projects is well-known though seldom receives serious discussions. That's why alignment of goals, indicators, strategies and measurements is highly valued in best-practices such as Lean 6 Sigma.

However, a rigid top-down approach which says everything has to be lined up before actions take place is not practical in our matrix world. What we champion is "beaming up" transparency, accountability, responsiveness and process-centric disciplines by leveraging technology to allow side-by-side visibility of various projects. This portal demonstrates how it could be done. Focused areas include: Disparities, Education, Housing, Economy, Workforce Development, and Health

Community Health Beam

A prototype portal that shows how virtual teaming for a "Community for Health" can be facilitated.

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ICI Beam

ICI Beam is a web portal built on top of Al Lun's dmcbeam.org web platform. It is offered as a demo to show how a dashboard tool could be used to track intercultural progress and to make ICI information sharing more consumable. 

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DMC Doc Beam

dmc docDMC Doc Beam is a "home-grown" portal that aims to build, enable, activate, model (beam) the TARP (transparency, accountability, responsiveness, process-centric) attributes onto the DMC Project.

Go there to read DMC documents and check status.

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Transportation Beam

transitEfficient, cost-effective transportation in SE Minnesota is crucial to its growth. We are building out this portal to demonstrate how technology can beam up (Build Enable Activate Model) transparency, accountability, responsiveness and project/process-centric execution of individual transportation plans, and to point out the need to have a systematic approach involving multiple public, private partnerships (PPP) to harmonize the various efforts.

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Upcoming Events
Christmas Anonymous – Rochester MN 2022 Dec 10, 2022 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM — Christ United Methodist
RPS: December 2022 Monthly District Family Engagement Meeting Dec 13, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
2022 Luther College Rochester Semester Seminar Project Presentations Dec 13, 2022 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
December 14, 2022 Coalition for Rochester Area Housing Alliance Dec 14, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM — Rochester Area Foundation Community Room or Zoom 12 Elton Hills Dr NW, Rochester MN 55901
CMRC December 2022 Meeting Place Holder Dec 15, 2022 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Salvation Army Volunteers 2022 Toy & Joy Shop Dec 21, 2022 - Dec 22, 2022
Kiwanis Hockey Festival Dec 28, 2022 - Dec 30, 2022 — Graham Arena
MLK Jr Youth Poetry Contest Submission Deadline Jan 06, 2023 12:00 PM
Olmsted County Statewide Health Improvement Partnership Grant Deadline Jan 13, 2023 12:00 PM
2023 Co-design Leadership Training Session 1 Option 1 Feb 21, 2023 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM — TBD
2023 Co-design Leadership Training Session 1 Option 2 Feb 23, 2023 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
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Community Status/News

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Olmsted County Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (December 08, 2022)

Application for Community Partner Funding Awards will open on December 7, 2022

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Luther College Rochester Semester Cohort (December 05, 2022)

Luther College Rochester Immersion internship placements and coursework information: 2021, 2022 programming information 

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Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization 2022 Communication (December 01, 2022)

4Q22: November messages and reports;  October messages and reports; 3Q2022:  August, July messages and reports; 2Q2022: June, May, April message and report; 1Q 2022 (1) TB report and message (2) An apprenticeship readiness program is now recruiting women, people of color and veterans for careers in the construction industry. (3) Bloomberg news

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Riverfront Small Area Plan (November 19, 2022)

Consultant Team Report and Recommendations to the City of Rochester

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Destination Medical Center (DMC) (November 12, 2022)

November 2022 DMCC Board Meeting: notable topics: Experience Metrics,  Soldier Fields, Equitable development, Discovery square, Heart of the City

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Destination Medical Center (DMC) (November 11, 2022)

November 2022 DMCC Meeting: Featuring Equity Development 

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Project HEALINGS of MN Covid-19 Series - Articles 6 (November 02, 2022)

Series 6  Articles: Strength in vaccines: How parents protect their children.

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Promoting cultural events and projects (October 25, 2022)

Two community markets that could fit into the Community Hall concept: 2022 Winter Market (Golden Market Space) & Summer Night Market. 

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County of Olmsted, MN $31 million ARPA (October 19, 2022)

Olmsted County’s latest video provides insight into how we are using nearly $31 million in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

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21st Community Space Concept Refinement (October 10, 2022)

(1) Concept flyer of 21st Century Intercultural Space expressed as a Community Hall. (2) Community spaces examples from other communities. 

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Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans (CAPM) (October 08, 2022)

2022 Community Priorities Survey. Let your voice be heard. 

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