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We build this website to help create a healthy and inclusive community where opportunity and responsibility are broadly shared. 

Click this LINK to follow some of the projects that we have been involved in. 

The information contained here is obtained from various public sites and sources. Its goal is to show that Transparency, Accountability, Responsiveness and Process-centric (TARP) attributes of a community can be "beamed (Built, Enabled, Activated and Modeled)" into existence from a grass-roots level.

As we build out the site, we hope to awaken in the community an epiphany and a realization that a resilient community should have the vision and aspiration to develop and operate with interlocking processes and investments to allow public, economic and social development systems to complement each other so that collaboration is by design and not chance-encounter (or by luck).

The following  is a list of recent status reports deemed having significant impacts to the wellness of the community: 

Top Four Noteworthy Beam Aware Community Activities (Updated 05/10//2024)
 

Community Beam has the following sub-sites

 

Community Mobilization Resources Center (CMRC)

A sub-site of dmcbeam.org, the Community Mobilization Resources Center (CMRC) aims to provide "continuous communication" for the CMRC Coalition to increase awareness and understanding of public, private, non-profit organizations' plans and needs so that individually and collectively we will be more effective in carrying out our mission of serving the community. 

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Grass Roots Pilot Sites

We are also hosting the following websites to support some of our area's grass-root initiatives:


Open Beam

Open Beam (aka Beam) is about leveraging Web 2.0 and cloud computing to build technology capacities to serve the community.

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Diversity Beam: OpenBeam.net in collaboration with Journey to Growth's Diversity/Inclusion Committee (now defunct) is "beaming" up this portal to showcase projects and organizations that aim to improve the well-being conditions of minority groups. Statistics such as those curated by Minnesota Compass tell us there are significant education and earning gaps in non-white populations across Minnesota. With projected workforce shortage and demographics trend, these gaps cannot persist if our region is to realize the Destination Medical Center (DMC) objectives and other overarching wellness aspirations.

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In the City for Good: A community forum to focus on issues indirectly affected by DMC economic development: Affordable Housing, Education, Historical Preservation, Living Wage, Social Justice, Social Services, Sustainability and Transportation 

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Education Beam: A Beam subsite that captures Rochester area's efforts to improve K-12 education outcomes. Projects such as RPS's strategic plan, area's Cradle to Career collective impact project and grass roots participation in RPS's community engagement effort. The subsite offers a layered navigation into these currently disjoint efforts with the hope to beam up system level coordination.

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Misc Websites

Kiwanis Rochester

"Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers, dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time."

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Dashboard Beam

Dashboard Beam : Various anchor initiatives in Rochester have overlapping goals and that the organizations/teams driving these initiatives have great intention to collaborate. And the difficulty of teaming and collaboration among large scale projects is well-known though seldom receives serious discussions. That's why alignment of goals, indicators, strategies and measurements is highly valued in best-practices such as Lean 6 Sigma.

However, a rigid top-down approach which says everything has to be lined up before actions take place is not practical in our matrix world. What we champion is "beaming up" transparency, accountability, responsiveness and process-centric disciplines by leveraging technology to allow side-by-side visibility of various projects. This portal demonstrates how it could be done. Focused areas include: Disparities, Education, Housing, Economy, Workforce Development, and Health

Community Health Beam

A prototype portal that shows how virtual teaming for a "Community for Health" can be facilitated.

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ICI Beam

ICI Beam is a web portal built on top of Al Lun's dmcbeam.org web platform. It is offered as a demo to show how a dashboard tool could be used to track intercultural progress and to make ICI information sharing more consumable. 

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DMC Doc Beam

DMC Doc Beam is a "home-grown" portal that aims to build, enable, activate, model (beam) the TARP (transparency, accountability, responsiveness, process-centric) attributes onto the DMC Project.

Go there to read DMC documents and check status.

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Transportation Beam

Efficient, cost-effective transportation in SE Minnesota is crucial to its growth. We are building out this portal to demonstrate how technology can beam up (Build Enable Activate Model) transparency, accountability, responsiveness and project/process-centric execution of individual transportation plans, and to point out the need to have a systematic approach involving multiple public, private partnerships (PPP) to harmonize the various efforts.

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Community Anchor Projects

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The following projects, listed in alphabetically reversed order of their anchoring themes, provides the backdrop of our community's actions to achieve its overarching aspiration to be an America's City for Health. For another view of the list, please visit Anchor projects 

Workforce Development: Equity in the Built Environment (Bloomberg)

Vision/Identity: Rochester Vision 2050

Vision/Identity: America's City for Health

Sustainability: Sustainability and Resiliency Action Plan

Regional Growth: Mayo Clinic Bold Forward Unbound

Mobility: Bus Rapid Transit (2nd Street SW Link)

Housing: Housing Alliance Coalition

Health Determinants: Joint Studies on tackling Racism as a Public Health Issue

Health Determinants: Community Health Assessment Process

Entrepreneurship: Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization

Education: Rochester Public Schools Strategic Plan

Economic Development: Destination Medical Center (DMC)

Diversity and Inclusion: Update Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) Index

Community Mobilization: Building Out Community Mobilization Resources Coalition

Co-designing: Co-design Tracker

Civic Engagement: 2024 The Year of Respect

Aging: Age-Friendly Olmsted County (AFOC) Plan

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Community News

This panel displays the latest community news. For a standalone view please click this LINK.



Minnesota Housing Profile Housing Statistics and Findings

2023 Olmsted County Housing Profile

State of MN Profile and Findings

Last Updated May 17, 2024



Minnesota Department of Health May 2034 News

May 2024 Health Equity Community Survey

May 2024 MDH Newsletter: COVID-19 in Min; Funding; Jobs; Upcoming Testing & Vaccination Events

Last Updated May 17, 2024



M.O.V.E: Collaboration of SHIP, Joint Study, One Olmsted

M.O.V.E. Promotional Flyer

5/10/2024 Conversation Olmsted County Rep and CMRC Rep. 

Regarding Olmsted County Community Council's DEI initiative called Mobilizing Olmsted Voices for Equity (M.O.V.E) 

Last Updated May 11, 2024



Free FAFSA Support for Community Based Organizations

5/6/2024 Announcement: CBO hosting a College Financial Aid Event to receive $1000 grant

Cradle 2 Career (C2C), Rochester Public Schools (RPS), and Arch to Philanthropy are launching a College Coordinator Pilot to provide College Based Organizations (CBOs) resources for College Readiness.

Last Updated May 06, 2024



Downtown Waterfront Southeast: 6th Street Bridge

Online Survey for Community Inputs

Asian Community Inputs Outreach

Last Updated May 03, 2024



2024 Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan Reports

2Q 2024:

April 2024 - Admin Message, TBE Report

1Q 2024:

Feb 2024 - Admin Message, TBE Report

Jan 2024: Admin Message, TBE Report

Special callouts 

Last Updated May 02, 2024



Community Outreach Public Relations

Austin KSMQ R-Town Program Interview Segment about CMRC

Last Updated May 01, 2024



Isaiah Rochester Agenda

Focus Area: 

Housing

Our Next Generation

Healthcare

Community-Building, Climate

 

Last Updated May 01, 2024



2024 Destination Medical Center (DMC) Updates

DMC Updates April 29 Presentation to City Council Study Session 

Transit Village

Business Development

Historic District

Last Updated April 27, 2024



Credible Mind and Collective Impact

Introducing Credible Mind to support CHNA collaboration. 

Last Updated April 22, 2024



Rochester Vision 2050

The visioning effort calls for soliciting broad community input to help propose desired strategic initiatives based on desired outcomes through 2050.

Last Updated April 19, 2024



Rochester Public Library Facilities and Operations Master Plan –Request for Proposals

The Rochester Public Library in Rochester, Minnesota, is seeking proposals from consultants and groups with experience working with libraries to engage in a robust, community co-design and collaborative process for a Facilities and Operations Master Plan.

Last Updated April 18, 2024



EBE Presentation to City Council Study Session

1. Part of Feb 26, 2024 City Council Study Session on DEI: Presentation Slides include actions and measures to City Council Study Session and Link to City Council video 

2. Career Opportunities for Women of Color

Last Updated April 01, 2024



Full-Time Career Navigator: Built Environment Wanted

Application Due April 5, 2024: Workforce Development, Inc. is seeking a friendly and professional Career Navigator to join our team.  

Last Updated March 27, 2024



Community Asset Building and Early Literacy Grants

Grant Opportunities: 

Due April 17, 2024 Community Asset Building and Health and Wellness Priorities Grants

Due March 5, 2024 Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation seeking applications for Early Literacy Grants

Last Updated March 26, 2024



Requests for Action Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan

City Council Approved Requests for City Council Approval of two DEI Contracts: 

Contract 1: 2024: Professional Development: Cultural Humility Series $41.3K; 

Contact 2 : Critical Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Audit ($30K); Cultural Humility Professional Development Series: Digging Deeper $13.5K ;  

Video clip of council discussions and voting and related info about GoodEnough.

Last Updated March 21, 2024



NIH Community Engagement Alliance Consultative Resource

We invite community organizations and partners who expressed interest in the Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society (ComPASS) initiative to participate at no cost in several opportunities hosted by CEACR.

Last Updated March 20, 2024



Action Request March 18, 2024

Comment at the 3/18/2024 City Council Meeting:

To act on September 21, 2020 council resolutions for the city staff to develop a Intercultural City action plan.  

Last Updated March 19, 2024



P2S Implementation and Comprehensive Plan Request for Proposal

P2S Implementation Report

P2S Update Request for Proposal 

Last Updated March 18, 2024



DEED Funding Opportunities and Workforce Training Available for Minnesota Employers

Funding Opportunities: DEI for Small Employers, Targeted Populations Capacity Building

Employer subsidies: 1. The state of Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) program offers grants to help train or retrain your workforce.; .2. New Minnesota Fund Reimburses Employers for Costs of Reasonable Accommodations

Last Updated March 13, 2024