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Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI)

 

The Intercultural City Initiative is a bold effort on the part of a wide variety of organizations and individuals to align the collective power, creativity, expertise, and energy of our cities toward a future of inclusive growth. Inspired by the comprehensive and coordinated approach of the Council of Europe Intercultural City program, Minnesota’s Intercultural City Initiative is focused on using high leverage influence strategies to realize this future faster.

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Project Information

About the project

Project Phase:

Develop

Impacts:

Best Practice, Business Process, Diversity and Inclusion, Technology Enablement, Vision/Identity    

Collaborators

Contact: Jenna Bowman ; Email: Bowman@rochestermn.gov ; Phone: 507.328.2913

Lead Organization: City of Rochester, MN

Known/Likely Collaborators: City of Rochester, MN ; County of Olmsted, MN ; Diversity Council ; Journey to Growth Diversity and Inclusion Committee ; openBEAM.net

Potential CollaboratorsIMAA ; International Film Festival

Related Projects

America’s Community for Health ; Apply "Community of Excellence" framework to Greater Rochester ; Creating a 21st Century Community Space ; Diversity Council Rochester Area Racial Attitude Survey ; Envisioning a 21st Century City: Regional Issues, Global Perspectives ; Journey of Peace ; Journey to Growth Plan ; Locks of Compassion ; Rochester A City of Compassion (RocCoC) ; Rochester World Festival

 

Detailed Description

Description

 Per ICI website

 

 

INTERCULTURAL CITIES INDEX QUESTIONNAIRE

 

 

 


 

 City of Rochester ICI Launch Press Release


 

Early Information Shared with J2G

 


 

Proposal to J2G D/I Committee with ICI Consultant


 

Project Phases

 

 

 

ICI Related Events => LINK


Project Status/News

June 15, 2018 openBeam.net: 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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December 08, 2015 DS: Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI): Getting the mayor to buy in.

Met with mayor Brede and Randy Staver to discuss city participation and support

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Related PlanScape Status

Best Practice, Business Process, Diversity and Inclusion, Technology Enablement, Vision/Identity  

December 20, 2019: 2019 Community for Health Workgroup Log

DMC EDA initiated Community For Health group effort notes.

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December 10, 2019: Journey to Growth Plan 5 Year Conclusion and Celebration

Per PB Reporting: "While the five-year timeline for the Journey to Growth initiative has wrapped up, the work of diversifying Southern Minnesota's economy continues."  

 

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December 08, 2019: Isaiah News

2019 Rochester ISAIAH Community Meetings and news. 

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November 27, 2019: Community Networking Group (CNG) Relaunch Conversations

CNG Steering Committee collaborating with Mayor Kim Norton to launch CNG 2.0. 

 

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November 23, 2019: Minnesota Housing awards funding for two affordable housing projects in Rochester

The two local projects selected are Century Heights, a 76-unit project from Rochester-based Joseph Development, and Mayowood Apartments, a 30-unit development from Center City Housing Corporation.

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November 05, 2019: Asian Pacific MN Complete Count 2020 Project

API Heritage Month Speech by Sia Her, Executive Director at MN State Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, at U of WI, Eau Claire -- May 2019 

 

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October 01, 2019: Rochester Area Non-profit Consortium

Event: Webinar "Moving to the Cloud" featuring the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and the Diversity Council (presentation slides attached)
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 1
Time: 12 - 1:30 pm

 

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September 27, 2019: SharePoint Usage Enablement Presentation

SharePoint Usage Enablement Presentation to Nonprofit consortium 

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Last modified by support on 2019/12/10
Created by allnode on 2015/08/11

 

 

 

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
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