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We build this website to help create a healthy and inclusive community where opportunity and responsibility are broadly shared. Except for a small number of collaboration sub-sites built to enable private virtual teaming for non-profits, the site has no official affiliations with other organizations.

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).

Latest Beam Activities

Projects Tracker (tracking all the projects that OpenBeam.net touches)

The following projects have noteworthy updates (2021-11-13)

 Project HEALINGS

Olmsted County Joint Study Update to CMRC

RISE for Youth

 P-Tech 535 

 

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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   Nonprofit Consortium: a sub-site of dmcbeam.org community portal prototyped by OpenBeam.net to demo virtual teaming capability for Rochester Nonprofit Consortium.

 

 


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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Community Status/News

January 18, 2022: Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative & 2021 Global Mayors Challenge

 (1) 2022-01-18 Press Release City of Rochester Winner; (2) September 2021 DMC Presentation; (3) References: 90 Second Pitch Video, Public Media 

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January 07, 2022: Collider Inclusion Open Entrepreneur Ecosystem Navigator

Learning Report  providing Ecosystem Navigation services, rapidly connecting Rochester entrepreneurs to the right business resource at the right time to accelerate their entrepreneurial journey.

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January 06, 2022: Diversity Council

In late December 2021, Diversity Council and other local organizations drafted and released a statement of support forRochester Public Schools’ work on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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January 03, 2022: Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan

Key info includes: 4Q 2021 News;  3Q 2021 News, 2021 Global Mayors Challenge, DMC Discovery Walk Pre-bid 

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December 17, 2021: Diversity Council

 "The importance of acknowledging inequities and advocating for change has never been more critical. And Diversity Council is a nonprofit leading this exact work in Rochester and throughout Southeastern Minnesota".

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December 14, 2021: Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan

Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council is expanding Building Strong Communities to Southeast Minnesota.

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December 14, 2021: Housing Alliance Coalition

(1) Senior Housing Community Co-Design Project Report;  (2) Project Background: Describing Senior Housing Project and Recruiting Co-Designing Team Members

 

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December 10, 2021: Destination Medical Center (DMC)

 Post Bulletin reporting on Downtown DMC residents statistics. Who's living downtown? 

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December 05, 2021: Project HEALINGS of MN

(1) November 2021 e-Magazine (2) Info about booster and (3) Education Slides in English and Chinese.  

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