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Culturally Powered Communities

United Way of Olmsted County’s Culturally Powered Communities is a transformational capacity building program designed to strengthen the education, health, and financial stability of Olmsted County’s cultural communities by strengthening the organizations that serve them.

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Collaborators, Project Type, Impacts, Related Projects

 

Detailed Description

Background

Culturally specific organizations (CSOs) are the best advocates for their communities because they understand the cultural norms, beliefs, and traditions of the people they serve; effectively engage community members; recognize and remove barriers to accessing services; and bridge norms between communities and institutions. These strengths of CSOs are often challenges for established mainstream organizations seeking to better serve a diverse cross-section of the community. At the same time, a lack of resources often keeps CSOs from developing capacities in areas such as data management, fundraising, technology, HR, or board development.

As communities know and research verifies, CSOs play a vital role in communities’ wellbeing. Studies indicate that people of color, Native Americans, and immigrants often prefer to interact with organizations that reflect their culture and traditions. However, these organizations are less likely than their mainstream counterparts to receive grant funding and tend to be smaller in size.

Culturally Powered Communities is principally designed to support CSOs through significant funding, individualized organizational and professional development, peer learning, and strengthening networks of leaders and organizations. The program also supports mainstream organizations with project-based mini-grants, support and training in organizational development to improve equity, and peer learning.


 

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Read our supporting research about inequities in our Olmsted County community and how we can create a thriving community where all people reach their full potential. 

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Sponsorships

Culturally Powered Communities is an equity strategy made possibly through a collaboration between United Way of Olmsted County and Mayo Clinic.

CPC is powered in partnership with Otto Bremer Trust.

We appreciate the support of our partners at Cradle 2 Career, The Diversity Council, Emmright Consulting, Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, Rochester Area Foundation, Sports Mentorship Academy, and Zumbro Valley Health Center. 

 


Pinned Reports on: Culturally Powered Communities



Centering Black Voices through Participatory Grantmaking (January 22, 2023)

Investing in Community-Led Solutions Centering Black Voices through Participatory Grantmaking

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Reports on: Culturally Powered Communities



Centering Black Voices through Participatory Grantmaking (January 22, 2023)

Investing in Community-Led Solutions Centering Black Voices through Participatory Grantmaking

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Other Community News and Reports having impacts on:

Best Practice, Diversity and Inclusion, Technology Enablement  
February 07, 2024: DMC's BioRoch effort to Collaborate with MN MedTech 3.0

DMCC Board Updates:

1. Feb 2024 DMCC Board Meeting: Video Clip of Discussion at Feb 1 2024 DMCC Board - DMC part of MedTech 3.0; Memo to DMCC

2. Nov. 2023 Video Clip of Discussion at DMCC Board Meeting about MN MedTech 3.0 Description and Webinar

References: US DEA Tech Hub Awardees 

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February 03, 2024: Jeremiah Program News

2024 Fundraising : Chocolate for a Cause! Get your chocolate bar for a chance to win one of five golden tickets! Order yours today Scan the QR Code or click here: LINK

2018 Information presented to December 18, 2018 HRA.

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February 03, 2024: Mayo Clinic Bold Forward Unbound
Bold Forward Announcements

Video Mayo CEO

Mayo News June 2023

Related News: Community Reactions ; City of Rochester Support of Bold (2/1/2024)

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February 01, 2024: Contract Opportunity for Homeownership Mentor Program

Get paid while helping others achieve their homeownership goals!

Referencing BIPOC Homeownership Co-design Report

 

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February 01, 2024: Ignite Cup 2024

The Ignite Cup is a startup competition to connect and grow our entrepreneurial ecosystem. The winner of our pitch competition will be a guaranteed semi-finalist at the MN Cup.

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January 30, 2024: Workforce Training Available for Minnesota Employers
1. The state of Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) program offers grants to help train or retrain your workforce. We've helped train thousands of workers in the state.

2/ New Minnesota Fund Reimburses Employers for Costs of Reasonable Accommodations

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January 29, 2024: Black History Month Series of Events

(1) 2024 Black History Month Press Release

(2) 2023 Black History Month Press Release

(3) 2022 Black History Month Press Release;

(4) 2021 Black History Month Press Release  

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January 25, 2024: Announcing two new part-time roles to ensure accessible services to all communities.

Two parttime roles

Community Connector – Somali Speaking

Community Connector – Spanish Speaking

 

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January 18, 2024: ACT-S0 Olympics of the Mind
Empowering Minds, Inspiring Change: Rochester Branch of the NAACP Unveils ACT-SO, Olympics of the Mind, with a Boost from $75k Mayo Clinic Commitment Against Racism 2023 Grant!

Press Release 

Admin Message

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January 10, 2024: Trade Readiness

1. PB Reporting Empowering 11th-grade students

2. Trade Readiness: Message from program manager and program flyers; Trades Readiness Certificate program

3. Video recording at Jan 10. 2024 Equity Alliance Talk 

4. Star Tribune Feb 17, 2024 Reporting

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December 19, 2023: Co-design Reports

A sample of collection of Beam-aware Community Co-design Reports including:

Discovery Walk, Child Care, Equity in Built Environment, Food access, etc

Learn more on Dashboard Beam.

 

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December 19, 2023: 2023 C2C Announcements and News
Dec 2023 Leadership Table Membership

Oct. 2023 C2C Second Annual Education Summit

Jan. 2023 Data Analyst Job Opening. 

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December 13, 2023: CMRC Letter of Support Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
CMRC Letter of Support; Fiscal Year 2024-2025 Request for Proposals

41 Grantees Announced to Support Small Business Success across Minnesota  

 

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December 08, 2023: Mobility Updates
October 23, 2023 City Council Study Session 

May 2022; February 2022 and November 2021 Rapid Transit Updates and Upcoming milestones presented to DMCC. 

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December 03, 2023: Increase Access to Prenatal Care Co-Design Project
We invite parents, family members, healthcare providers, and others to help us increase healthcare access for pregnant people. Parents 15-19-years-old, with less than a high school education, and/or who are Black/African American face the largest care gaps.

C2C Admin Message

Compensated co-designer description

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Last modified by support on 2023/04/30
Created by support on 2021/07/07

 

 

 

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Project Phase 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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