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Allies & Advocates

Allies & Advocates is a community response program that nurtures and supports individuals experiencing heightened anxiety, uncertainty, or incidents of hate/bias in this challenging social and cultural climate. We have been receiving communications regularly and increasingly from individuals deeply affected by what is transpiring here in Rochester, in our state, nationally, even globally. We want to be able to field these calls with empathy and wisdom. We decided to tap our greatest resource – compassionate people.

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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: Caring Relationship, Civic Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, Immigration, Public Safety

Level 2:

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:


Collaborators

Contact: TBD ; Email: info@diversitycouncil.org ; Phone: 507.282.9951

Lead Organization: Diversity Council

Known/Likely Collaborators: Diversity Council

Potential Collaborators:


Related Projects

Diversity Council Civic Equity Focus Area ; Diversity Council Health Equity Plan ; EquityLogic (Becoming the Solution) ; Youth & Whole Family Training System

 

 

Detailed Description

 

 


 

Training

 

 

Misc reports on: Allies & Advocates


September 13, 2017 September/August Allies & Advocates Progress

Engagements include UMR.  Also working on a number of 4Q and 2018 opportunities. 

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Key Beam Reports on:

Caring Relationship, Civic Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, Immigration, Public Safety  

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

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

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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

 

 

 

Looking for additional resources during the COVID-19 outbreak? 


 

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April 22, 2020: TPT Census 2020 Videos In Multiple Languages

TPT videos to help dispel myths about the census and to help the community see why filling out the census is critical we have created videos in Somali, Hmong, Spanish, and English. 

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March 12, 2020: Health Assessment and Planning

March 2020 Olmsted County Health Assessment & Planning Process (HAPP) Meeting Recap

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February 18, 2020: Federal Reserve Bank quality education initiative

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis invitation to support constitutional amendment to guarantee a quality education for all of our state's  children.  

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Last modified by support on 2020/10/25
Created by allnode on 2016/12/24

 

 

 

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