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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 (Pre-concept, Concept, Plan, Develop, Available, Archive)

Available Phase


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Best Practice, Business Process, Caring Relationship, Diversity and Inclusion, Governance/Public Policy, Mediation, OpenBeam, Technology Enablement, Vision/Identity

Level 2: Society

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:


Collaborators

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

Lead Organization: City of Rochester, MN

Known/Likely Collaborators: Alliance of Chicanos, Hispanics and Latin American--Rochester ; City of Rochester, MN ; County of Olmsted, MN ; CultureBrokers, LLC ; Diversity Council ; Journey to Growth Diversity and Inclusion Committee ; OpenBeam ; Rochester Public Schools

Potential Collaborators: IMAA ; International Film Festival ; Rochester Area Family Y


Related Projects

America’s Community for Health ; Apply "Community of Excellence" framework to Greater Rochester ; Creating a 21st Century Community Space ; Discovery Walk Co-designing ; 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

 

City Resolution

2020-09-21 City Council Approved

 

 City Council Discussions Recording

 


 

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

 

Key Status Reports


Key reports on: Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI)


September 22, 2020 : Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) Major Milestone

(1) City Council approved ICI Resolution (2) City Council Study Session on ICI Index  


January 30, 2020 : Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) Presentation to City Council Study Group

Presentation slides to city council and the mayor. 


December 08, 2015 : 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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Key reports on: Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI)


September 22, 2020 : Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) Major Milestone

(1) City Council approved ICI Resolution (2) City Council Study Session on ICI Index  


January 30, 2020 : Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) Presentation to City Council Study Group

Presentation slides to city council and the mayor. 


December 08, 2015 : Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI): Getting the mayor to buy in.

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


 

Misc reports on: Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI)


August 20, 2020 Another Milestone with ICI

   The City of Rochester, in partnership with the Diversity Council and others, announced the release of the draft Intercultural Cities Initiative program index report and an upcoming virtual site visit. 

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June 15, 2018 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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Key Beam Reports on:

Best Practice, Business Process, Caring Relationship, Diversity and Inclusion, Governance/Public Policy, Mediation, OpenBeam, Technology Enablement, Vision/Identity  

January 14, 2021: 2021 - 2023 Community Health Improvement Plan

Coalition of Community Health Improvement (CHIP) releasing 2021-2023 health improvement plan. 

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December 10, 2020: Co-designing of Discovery Walk Concept

Summary of Co-design of Discovery Walk and Codify the co-design process. 

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December 06, 2020: Olmsted County Complete Count 2020 Completion Press Release

Data show that Minnesota had the highest self-response rate in the nation at 75.1%. Olmsted County had an even higher self-response rate of 78%.  

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November 19, 2020: Destination Medical Center (DMC) Plan 5 Year Update

November Newsletter, 5 Year Plan Update draft, webinars on land investments, DMC status and Covid impacts. Reminder to comment on 5 year plan update 

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November 14, 2020: MicroSoft Office 365 Cloud Usage Enablement (OpenBeam's Learning Journey)

From the beginning to now, it was a painful and revealing story to learn about the power, complexity and the potential of MS Office 365. 

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October 30, 2020: The Village Community Garden & Learning Center a recipient of the 2020 PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation grant

 Congratulation to the Village Community Garden & Learning Center being named a recipient of the 2020 PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation grant. 

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May 05, 2020: Nonprofit COVID-19 Response Structure and Social Determinants of Health

(1) Consortium resources have been temporary redirected to cross-sector COVID-19 response planning in the Rochester are. Please contact Brooke with questions. 

(2) System approach for Social Determinants of Health

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April 25, 2020: COVID-19 Survey and Resource List

In the last month we have seen an influx of challenges and barriers affecting our API communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the challenges we are hearing from our communities is the closure of schools and the implementation of distance learning.

 As of this current school year, Asian American students make up 6.9% of students enrolled in Minnesota. In the last month, we have heard that language access, technology challenges, and financial burdens have presented barriers not only for students to be successful in the classroom, but also for parents who wish to be involved in their children’s education. This has led our communities to face unique barriers to full and equal participation in learning and instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 In response to this issue, the Council has created a community survey to identify ongoing barriers experienced by API families during distance learning. The purpose of this survey is to collect data collect to inform the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) on areas for improvement and best practices with API students during the distance learning period.

 With this in mind, we ask for your participation in helping us to widely distribute this survey to community members to ensure that their voices are heard by MDE officials. The survey will be open for community response between Monday, April 27th – Friday, May 8th. 

 During this time of COVID-19, we understand that many organizations have limited capacity, and greatly appreciate any support you can provide in getting this survey out to families.  Our simple ask to you is your help in sending out the survey to community members using email and social media. If you can make this small commitment, please confirm by responding to this email. Once we receive your confirmation we will follow-up with language templates and guidance to send out the surveys. Thank you all and we all wish your loved ones well.

 Please if you have any questions you can contact me, or our Research Assistant Daniel Yang, at daniel.y.yang@state.mn.us.

 Sincerely,

 Anjuli Cameron 

 Anjuli Mishra Cameron, M.S. | Research Director

Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans | 658 Cedar Street, Suite 160 | St. Paul, Minnesota 55155

(651) 757-1742 |  (507) 649-1157 | anjuli.cameron@state.mn.us |mn.gov/capm

 

 

 

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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.
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