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Families First (Fomerly: Child Care Resource and Referral)

 

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Organization Information


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

 


Related News and Status


 

Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Children & Youth
May 01, 2022: Olmsted County Community Services PACE Reports

Olmsted County and PB 2022 Reports about PACE effectiveness. 

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April 28, 2022: United Way Funding Opportunities

(a) 2022 RFP  (b)  2020 RFP United Way of Olmsted County is seeking proposals: (1) programs that provide high quality childcare or early childhood education and (2) proposal to "build back better". 

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April 15, 2022: Minnesota Department of Human Services Focus on U.S. born Black Minnesotans

(1) Advancing Racial Equity in the MN Medicaid Program; (2) A Focus on U.S. born Black Minnesotans

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April 11, 2022: RISE for Youth Application

(1) Call to be a RISE for youth mentor; (2) Need Students to Apply - RISE for Youth Program -March 1st Application Deadline

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March 28, 2022: RPS School Board Meeting - 3/22/22

Strategic Action Plan - Focus Group and Survey Results

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March 12, 2022: Rochester Area Family Y - A new beginning

February/March 2022 Newsletter: Extending the Y missions across the Rochester community: A message from the Rochester Y Board Chair 

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January 28, 2022: Family Service Rochester New Positions

Three new positions: 1. Outreach to connect BIPOC; 2. LGBTQ and other underserved seniors; (3) Meadow Park Director of Community Engagement 

 

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January 06, 2022: Supporting Student Success Means Supporting Diversity Education

In late December 2021, Diversity Council and other local organizations drafted and released a statement of support for Rochester Public Schools’ work on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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December 17, 2021: Diversity Council Annual Campaign for Change

 "The importance of acknowledging inequities and advocating for change has never been more critical. And Diversity Council is a nonprofit leading this exact work in Rochester and throughout Southeastern Minnesota".

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February 16, 2021: National Alliance on Mental Illness Job Opening

Crisis Peer Support Specialist Provisional Job Description

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Community Anchor Participation:

 

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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

 


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Organization Life Cycle Assessment (Pause, Startup, Steady, Isolated Impact, Collective Impact  Unknown)

Isolated Impact

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