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Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI)

The Intercultural City Initiative is a bold effort on the part of a wide variety of organizations and individuals to align the collective power, creativity, expertise, and energy of our cities toward a future of inclusive growth. Inspired by the comprehensive and coordinated approach of the Council of Europe Intercultural City program, Minnesota’s Intercultural City Initiative is focused on using high leverage influence strategies to realize this future faster.

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Project Information

About the project

Collaborators 

Lead Organization: City of Rochester, MN

Contact: Jenna Bowman ; Email: Bowman@rochestermn.gov ; Phone: 507.328.2913

Known/Likely Collaborators: Alliance of Chicanos, Hispanics and Latin American--Rochester ; City of Rochester, MN ; County of Olmsted, MN ; CultureBrokers, LLC ; Diversity Council ; Journey to Growth Diversity and Inclusion Committee ; OpenBeam ; Rochester Public Schools

Potential Collaborators: IMAA ; International Film Festival ; Rochester Area Family Y


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

Available Phase

Project Type

  Planning, Tooling; Yes, No, DC Partnership  


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Best Practice, Business Process, Caring Relationship, Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion, Governance/Public Policy, International, Intelligence, Mediation, OpenBeam, Technology Enablement, Vision/Identity

Level 2: Society

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:


Related Projects

America Community for Health ; Apply "Community of Excellence" framework to Greater Rochester ; Creating a 21st Century Community Space ; Discovery Walk Co-designing ; Diversity Council Rochester Area Racial Attitude Survey ; Envisioning a 21st Century City: Regional Issues, Global Perspectives ; Journey of Peace ; Journey to Growth Plan ; Locks of Compassion ; Rochester A City of Compassion (RocCoC) ; Rochester World Festival

 

 

Detailed Description

 

City Resolution

2020-09-21 City Council Approved

 

 City Council Discussions Recording

 


 

Description

 Per ICI website

 

 

INTERCULTURAL CITIES INDEX QUESTIONNAIRE

 

 

 


 

 City of Rochester ICI Launch Press Release


 

Early Information Shared with J2G

 


 

Proposal to J2G D/I Committee with ICI Consultant


 

Project Phases

 

Key Status Reports


Key reports on: Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI)


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

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


January 30, 2020 : Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) Presentation to City Council Study Group

Presentation slides to city council and the mayor. 


December 08, 2015 : Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI): Getting the mayor to buy in.

Met with mayor Brede and Randy Staver to discuss city participation and support



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Key reports on: Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI)


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

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


January 30, 2020 : Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) Presentation to City Council Study Group

Presentation slides to city council and the mayor. 


December 08, 2015 : Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI): Getting the mayor to buy in.

Met with mayor Brede and Randy Staver to discuss city participation and support


  

General reports on: Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI)


August 20, 2020 Another Milestone with ICI

   The City of Rochester, in partnership with the Diversity Council and others, announced the release of the draft Intercultural Cities Initiative program index report and an upcoming virtual site visit. 

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June 15, 2018 Mayor Brede signed ICI pledge

On Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 11:00 am, the Journey to Growth team, the City of Rochester and citizens of Rochester will gather in the City Hall Atrium for a special Signing Ceremony, designating Rochester as the first U.S. City to join the Council of Europe’s ICI (Intercultural Cities Initiative) program.

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Key Beam Reports on:

Best Practice, Business Process, Caring Relationship, Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion, Governance/Public Policy, International, Intelligence, Mediation, OpenBeam, Technology Enablement, Vision/Identity  
September 22, 2021: History Center of Olmsted County

Newsletter and article about importance of the history center. 

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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 27, 2021: Olmsted County Human Rights Commission

Welcoming week information and Police Responses to HRC questions. 

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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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Site Information
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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