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Families First (Fomerly: Child Care Resource and Referral)

 

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Organization: Families First (Fomerly: Child Care Resource and Referral)

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit

Organization Mission: Manages many programs and services devoted to young children and their families regardless of income levels and background.

Website

Families First of Minnesota Logo

 

Programs include:

School Readiness Early Success

Growing Child Care in Olmsted County

Head Start

 

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Impacts

The work of this organization may have impacts on the following areas:

PlanScape

Lvl 1: Children & Youth

Lvl 2: C2C: Prenatal-K Development ; C2C: Kindergarten Readiness ; C2C: 3rd Grade Reading

DMC Impact:

Community Health Impact area: Financial Stress/Homelessness

 

Projects/Programs

Confirmed Project Involvement: Cradle to Career


Potential Projects

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Potential Collaborators

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Status Reports
Related PlanScape Status on: Children & Youth

November 17, 2018: Kiwanis Club of Rochester 4Q 2018 Community Services

These are some of the volunteering activities that we participated in.

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November 12, 2018: Diversity Council newsmaker

A sample of Diversity Council community engagement activities.

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October 16, 2018: Cradle to Career publishes community report

Cradle to Career published Community Report and recruiting Collaborative Action Network (CAN) conveners for Kindergarten Readiness and On-Time Graduation.

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September 16, 2018: Agreement with Minnesota Department of Human RIghts

RPS, ISD 535, entered into collaboration agreement with MDHR.

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July 30, 2018: Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights)

July 18, 2018 Commissioner Lindsey of the MN Department of Human Rights Forum with Rochester Community.

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June 19, 2018: 2018 RPS Discipline Data Update - Information

At the 6/19/2018 school board meeting, the following discipline data was presented.

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June 01, 2018: Rochester Area Family Y 2018 Summer Program

The YMCA has 250 free summer memberships to give to teens in need this year. 

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May 08, 2018: CNG Steering Committee working on 2018 Compass Points

 CNG Steering Committee is working on the next version of Rochester/Olmsted County Compass report.

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April 08, 2018: 2018 Community Focus Team Meetings

March Community Focus Team (CFT) meeting notes.

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March 09, 2018: RPS meeting with Moms Demand Action

RPS and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense are planning a dialog between the two groups. This is an opportunity to broaden the conversation to other efforts to address school safety.

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March 01, 2018: Mediation & Conflict Solutions Updates by Post Bulletin

2018-03-01 PB story on MCS: "Looking for help with a conflict?

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February 22, 2018: Cradle to Career 2018 Launch Feb 22, 2018 Meeting

At the February 22 meeting, the following information was shared. 

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Community Anchor Participation:

Organization Life Cycle Assessment:

Isolated Impact

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Beam
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  • 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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