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Organization: Opportunitiy Services

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit

Organization Mission: Opportunity Services is where adults with disabilities find pride in a job well done. At OS, we believe each of our clients is uniquely able. We provide job placement and coaching to people with disabilities, but our focus isn’t on physical or developmental challenges. We focus on an individual client’s abilities instead. We match each client’s strengths and preferences with well-suited work opportunities in a range of workplaces, including restaurants, offices, hotels, and stores. Our clients work in the communities where they live, not in isolated workshops. We’ve been providing job services for more than 40 years, working with more than 100 partner businesses and thousands of clients.

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Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Disabilities, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Workforce Development
February 17, 2019: Destination Medical Center (DMC) Meeting Packet

DMCC Meeting Packet with affordable housing and transportation breakouts.

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February 08, 2019: Bloom Reconsiders Second Phases of Riverfront Project

"Bloom International Realty may be rethinking plans to build the second phase of its $230 million riverfront development in downtown Rochester.

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February 02, 2019: History Center to present Traveling While Black

The “Traveling While Black” exhibit being developed by the History Center of Olmsted County will chronicle the challenges faced by black motorists prior to the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.

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January 28, 2019: Race Exhibit Returns to Rochester

Updates from Tony Williams, Science Museum of Minnesota

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December 21, 2018: Triton Hilton Hotel (Broadway at Center) Asking for more TIF

Rochester developer Gus Chafoulias wants an additional $6.5 million in city assistance to pay for the nearly-complete Hilton hotel project.

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December 19, 2018: CHNA Meeting and News

December 13, 2018 CHNA meeting minutes. 

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November 22, 2018: County prepares pitch for crisis center

"The answer for Lawson, Clements and variety of other collaborators is the proposed crisis center, which would tap into a portion of the $28.1 million state lawmakers earmarked for creating such facilities."

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November 17, 2018: Race Exhibit 2018

Reviving 2009 Race Exhibit in a condensed version.

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Impacts

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

PlanScape

Lvl 1: Disabilities ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Economic Development ; Workforce Development

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DMC Impact:

Community Health Impact area: Mental Health

 

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Organization Life Cycle Assessment:

Steady

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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.

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