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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 24, 2019: Rochester Area Family Y

 Y has received a grant from the Schulze Family Foundation which allows us to provide 400 Rochester high schooler’s a free summer members through our Get Summer program.

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May 24, 2019: Mayo High School School Within a School (SWS)

Four Mayo SWS students and their teacher made a huge impression at Kiwanis Club of Rochester. 

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April 16, 2019: United Way Special Projects Team

OVERALL OBJECTIVE: determine what forms of advocacy are most suitable to advance United Way’s vision and mission. 

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April 07, 2019: Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

BRINGING OUR RESOURCES TO A SPROUT! EVENT NEAR YOU

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April 04, 2019: Journey to Growth Plan $25M loan fund

PB: "As part of J2G, lawmakers from Southeast Minnesota are seeking to create a $25 million revolving loan fund to spur business and entrepreneurial activity in the region’s towns and cities."

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April 03, 2019: MOMA Demand Action News

RPS and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense are planning a dialog between the two groups. This is an opportunity to broaden the conversation to other efforts to address school safety.

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March 05, 2019: Rochester-Olmsted County Youth commission

The Rochester-Olmsted Youth Commission is bringing the Tents of Witness exhibit to Rochester on April 13th – April 16th. 

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March 05, 2019: Alternative Learning Center - A Success Story (We want you back)

A success story about ALC.  "We want you back" on YouTube. A Hmong student's high school graduation journey after quitting school to work to help support his family at the age of 16.

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February 23, 2019: Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights)

2019-02-23 2018-2019 Report presented to RPS school board and comparison with 2018 reporting. 

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February 17, 2019: Education, Health and Recreation Space (DMC UMR/Rec sub-district) 2019 DMCC

The DMC EDA, City of Rochester and UMR will begin discussions about future sub-district development. 

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November 17, 2018: Kiwanis Club of Rochester 4Q 2018 Community Services

These are some of the volunteering activities that we participated in.

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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

 

Projects/Programs

Confirmed Project Involvement: Cradle to Career


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