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Somali Community Resettlement


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Organization: Somali Community Resettlement

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit

Organization Mission: To promote and advance the social well-being and welfare of its members by providing much needed community and resettlement services, with the ultimate goal of building a vibrant community whose members can successfully settle and effectively integrate into the wider American Community.


SCRS currently administers the following grants in Olmsted County: an MDH Community Suicide Prevention grant for the Somali communities in southern Minnesota; UCare Community Grant - Healthy Living for Seniors program in Rochester; Allina Health Healthy Living grant for women’s exercise programming; Youthprise Youth-At-Work grant working with Somali  youth in partnership with the Rochester STEM Academy; Governor’s Council on Disability Cultural Outreach in Racial and Ethnic Communities grant for disability rights training of Latinx and Somalis; and SCSEP (Supported Community Senior Employment Program)in partnership with MET (Motivation, Education & Training). Other services offered by SCRS include: diabetes education in partnership with Mayo Clinic; programming on Rochester Somali TV; after-school and summer programming for youth; a Somali youth leadership program; partnership with MN Care Counseling to provide culturally specific mental health counseling; voter registration; health insurance education and enrollment; referrals to local agencies; and interpreting documents.

Our programs and services focus on needs that have been brought forth from the community.  SCRS has been fortunate to partner with both UCare and the Mayo Clinic on issues related to health.  Through our partnership with MN Care Counseling we have seen how mental health is an issue for health as well as financial stability, and we have now begun to search out grants for programming centered around mental health.  SCRS continues to work with immigrants and refugees to secure employment and career advancement.



Related News and Status


Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Diversity and Inclusion, Immigration, Language

Key reports on: Somali Community Resettlement

May 27, 2023: Intercultural Center, Rochester (ICR)
Al Lun and Kim Sin to present the ICR concept to the 2023 DMC Real Estate Summit

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May 25, 2023: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Barriers Study
Memo to DMCC Board; DBE Study Session to City Council April 17, 2023

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April 25, 2023: Rochester Public Schools Strategic Plan 2022
1. 2022 Strategic Plan and extracted sections. 2. RPS Strategic Plan Building Blocks 

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March 29, 2023: Accessory Dwelling Unit Pilot Program Open for Applications
The Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Pilot Program supports and encourages property owners in the city of Rochester to develop ADUs on their properties.

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March 11, 2023: Preserving community area resources knowledge
Rochester Area Resource List sourced from Diversity Council and link to Beam search engine.

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February 25, 2023: Use of "America City for Health" as moniker to attract DMC investment

Feb 2023 Business Development status; Nov. 2021 Presentation to DMCC Board in November 2021 Board Meeting. Focus on attracting more companies coming in.  America City for Health as lead generation asset. 

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February 22, 2023: Commitment to Action for Racial Justice project
1Q2023 NPC Quarterly Commitment Meeting Takeaways: Meeting Notes, YouTube of Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man. 

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February 13, 2023: RCTC/Perkins Grant Opportunity
RCTC/Perkins Grant: The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century

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Lvl 1: Diversity and Inclusion ; Immigration ; Language

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  • 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 will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community,'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. could be an interesting first step.

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
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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