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Empowerment Center/Gage East Apartments

A project for homeless families in the Rochester area is seeking funding for what the planners are calling the "Empowerment Center" to be housed in a former elementary school. Center City Housing Corp., a nonprofit based in Duluth, announced Thursday that more than 80 percent of those that participated in a campaign planning study support the idea of turning the East Gage School site into a community center, to be called the Empowerment Center.

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Project Impact(s): Basic Needs, Business Process, Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Housing

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Collaborators, Project Type, Impacts, Related Projects

Collaborators 

Lead Organization: Center City Housing

Contact: Nancy Cashmen ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Known/Likely Collaborators: Center City Housing (Silver Creek Corners) ; Family Service Rochester ; Lutheran Social Service (LSS) in Rochester ; Olmsted County Community Services ; Olmsted County Housing Redevelopment Authority ; Rochester Public Schools ; Workforce Development Inc

Potential Collaborators:


Related Projects

Housing Alliance Coalition


Impacts 

Major Impact: 

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Basic Needs, Business Process, Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Housing

Level 2: Best Practice, Business Process, Financial Stress/Homelessness, Housing: Affordable Rate

DMC Impacts:

Sports, Recreation, Nature

Community Health Impacts:

Financial Stress/Homelessness


Type of Project

Building  

 

 

Detailed Description

The Empowerment Center is a collaborative project where multiple agencies with shared goals and values will co-locate to provide programming for low income and homeless families and youth at the old Gage East Elementary School. The focus of programming will be early childhood and school age youth development, education, job training, and mental/physical health support. The Empowerment Center won’t duplicate services already provided in the Rochester community, but will make services more accessible to a larger population in a neighborhood with great need. Focusing on the most vulnerable, the children, our goal is to grow healthy children into healthy adults who will be be ready to work and live in our community. We realize transportation can also be difficult in Rochester and the center will simplify access to needed programming for families and youth, making it easier and more convenient to receive the services needed to break the cycle of homelessness.

 


Other Community News and Reports having impacts on:

Basic Needs, Business Process, Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Housing  
May 21, 2024: M.O.V.E: Collaboration of SHIP, Joint Study, One Olmsted

M.O.V.E. Promotional Flyer and Application to join M.O.V.E.

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) 

Rochester Area Foundation Support Message

 

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May 17, 2024: Minnesota Housing Profile Housing Statistics and Findings

2023 Olmsted County Housing Profile

State of MN Profile and Findings

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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

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May 06, 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.

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May 02, 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 

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May 01, 2024: Community Outreach Public Relations
Austin KSMQ R-Town Program Interview Segment about CMRC

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April 22, 2024: Credible Mind and Collective Impact
Introducing Credible Mind to support CHNA collaboration. 

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April 19, 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.

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April 18, 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.

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April 01, 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

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March 26, 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

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March 21, 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.

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March 20, 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.

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March 19, 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.  

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