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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

Project Phase:

Plan

Impacts:

Best Practice, Caring Relationship, Civic Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, Sustainability   Health & Wellness   Mental Health

Collaborators

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

Lead Organization: Rochester MN A City of Compassion

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

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

Related Projects

Allies & Advocates ; Community Beam to enable community collaboration ; Cradle to Career ; Diversity Council Civic Equity Focus Area ; Diversity Council Education Equity Plan ; Diversity Council Health Equity Plan ; Health Assessment and Planning ; Housing Framework ; 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)

 

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

 

 

 

Project Status/News

December 24, 2017 TBD: 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 openBEAM.net: 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 openBEAM.net: 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 openBEAM.net: 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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Related PlanScape Status

Best Practice, Caring Relationship, Civic Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, Sustainability  

February 18, 2020: Federal Reserve Bank quality education initiative

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis invitation to support constitutional amendment to guarantee a quality education for all of our state's  children.  

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February 12, 2020: Collider Foundation

Microgrants to Help Support Entrepreneurial Activity

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January 30, 2020: Creating a 21st Century Community Space

 Community Response Resource Coalition formed to drive 21st Century Community Space. 

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January 24, 2020: America’s Community for Health Meeting News

 Meeting material from Jan. meeting:

Macro and micro expected outcomes of the project. 

First pass at co-designer listConvening Co-designers

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January 15, 2020: AARP Age Friendly Community

Olmsted County joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.

 

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December 20, 2019: 2019 Community for Health Workgroup Log

DMC EDA initiated Community For Health group effort notes.

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December 10, 2019: Journey to Growth Plan 5 Year Conclusion and Celebration

Per PB Reporting: "While the five-year timeline for the Journey to Growth initiative has wrapped up, the work of diversifying Southern Minnesota's economy continues."  

 

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Last modified by support on 2019/06/23
Created by allnode on 2015/10/13

 

 

 

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.
Links
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