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Friendship Place

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Organization: Friendship Place

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit ; CNG Aware

Organization Mission: We can give money to feed the hungry, or clothe the naked, but it takes a personal contact to welcome a stranger. The mission of Friendship Place is "to provide a safe, caring environment where people of all races, ethnic groups and religions can always find a friend." Friendship Place volunteers reach out to the children and families who live in southeast Rochester. The population we serve is composed mostly of Somalis, Hispanics, African Americans, and Asians. Many are refugees from war; others are migrants or people who have moved to Rochester from other parts of the U.S. in search of a better life. We seek to demonstrate the love of Christ by our actions in service to them all.





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


Lvl 1: Children & Youth

Lvl 2: Diversity and Inclusion

DMC Impact:

Community Health Impact area: Financial Stress/Homelessness



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  • 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 will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community,'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. could be an interesting first step.

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
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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