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Rochester A City of Compassion (RocCoC)

Help Rochester to be a more compassion city via the following 3 Focus areas: (1) Honoring and supporting compassionate thought and action already existing in our community (2) Growing a culture of compassion as a binding force in our community (3) Creating opportunities for meaningful participation in compassionate actions

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Project Information

About the project

Collaborators 

Lead Organization: Rochester MN A City of Compassion

Contact: Cathy Ashton ; Email: cashtonchina@charter.net ; Phone: 507-254-9618

Known/Likely Collaborators: Assisi Heights Spirituality Center (AHSC) ; Catholic Charities ; City of Rochester, MN ; Rochester Community & Technical College

Potential Collaborators: Diversity Council ; In the City for Good Steering Committee ; Lutheran Social Service (LSS) in Rochester


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

Plan Phase

Project Type

  Planning, Programming; No  


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Best Practice, Caring Relationship, Civic Engagement, Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion, Sustainability

Level 2:

DMC Impacts:

Health & Wellness

Community Health Impacts:

Mental Health


Related Projects

Allies & Advocates ; Community Dashboard ; Cradle to Career ; Diversity Council Civic Equity Focus Area ; Diversity Council Education Equity Plan ; Diversity Council Health Equity Plan ; Housing Alliance Coalition ; Improve health insurance coverage for minority groups in Southeast Minnesota ; In City for Good (In the Shadow of Growth) ; Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) ; Locks of Compassion ; Maintain and Evolve the 2016 Rochester/Olmsted County Compass Points (Community Dashboard) ; Olmsted County Health Assessment and Planning Partnership (HAPP)

 

 

Detailed Description

 

3 Focus areas

 Stewardship of universal values of kindness, love and compassion

       Honoring and supporting compassionate thought and action already existing in our community

       Growing a culture of compassion as a binding force in our community

       Creating opportunities for meaningful participation in compassionate actions

 

  

General reports on: Rochester A City of Compassion (RocCoC)


December 24, 2017 Rochester A City of Compassion Steering Committee 2017 Status Report

Year end report on status and what to look forward to ...  "as Mary Alessio of the Locks of Compassion Project declares “Compassion is rippling throughout our community”

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June 22, 2017 June CoC Planning Meeting News

Planning Team meeting notes and planning ideas including vision, meeting notes and action plans.

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June 11, 2017 Learning from past large scale community projects, eg, 2010 Race Exhibit

In the June CoC meeting, a question was raised whether or not we can learn from past major events like Race Exibit as we attempt to build Rochester - a City of Compassion.

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October 14, 2016 City of Compassion (2016 Journey of Peace) Event Materials

This space offers a number of reference materials for City of Compassion, the 2016 theme of Journey of Peace.

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Key Beam Reports on:

Best Practice, Caring Relationship, Civic Engagement, Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion, Sustainability  
September 14, 2021: Olmsted County Health Assessment and Planning Partnership (HAPP)

Status reports: September 2021, March 2021 from CHAP quarterly meetings

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September 10, 2021: Age-Friendly Olmsted County (AFOC) Meetings Log

9/10/2021 message from Dave Beal, August 2021 kickoff and inventory meeting

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September 09, 2021: Racism and the Economy -- Federal Reserve Series

Understanding the implications of structural racism in America's economy. 

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September 02, 2021: Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan 3Q2021

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

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August 29, 2021: NAACP, Rochester Chapter Speaker Series

Honesty in Education: A clarification of Critical Race Theory.

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August 22, 2021: State of Minnesota: MnDOT Equity Feedback

Feedback on the transportation equity working definition. MnDOT came to Diversity Council board meeting and presented to the board and asked for feedback. This is a collection of feedback comments.

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August 20, 2021: Press Release: $ 1M grant from HRSA

"The Diversity Council, a nonprofit based in Rochester MN, has received $1 million in grant funding from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through its “Local Community-Based Workforce to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Access” Initiative for Covid-19 Vaccine promotion and awareness."

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August 16, 2021: SE MN Together: Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion SE Minnesota: Welcoming Week

Welcoming week 2021, 2020 information.  Welcoming America is a non-profit organization that is leading a movement of inclusive communities in the United States. Rochester, MN is proud to join the over 250+ cities and organizations around the country participating in Welcoming Week 2021 - Belonging Begins With Us.

 

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July 07, 2021: How to approach a DEI improvement project

 Use the Listen, Learn and Act model to support new DEI leaders in our community -- a living document to jot down OpenBeam's thoughts how organizations may contribute to our area's DEI progress.  

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June 27, 2021: AARP Age Friendly Community

(1) 2021-06-27 Status Community Report;  (2) 2020-01-15:Olmsted County joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.

 

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Last modified by support on 2021/09/05
Created by allnode on 2015/10/13

 

 

 

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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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