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Organization: Ability Building Center

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit

Organization Mission: At Ability Building Center, our mission is to improve the quality of life in Southeastern Minnesota by providing rehabilitation and employment services for persons with disabilities and other special needs. Our Service Model CHOICE is at the heart of ABC’s service model. Our goal is to see that every person, regardless of disability, is respected as an individual and is the one whose voice is most clearly heard throughout the entire service design and delivery process. We are dedicated to providing the best in person-centered support, wrap-around training and services, and the broadest possible range of work opportunities, both in our facilities and on-site with our community-based business partners.

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Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Computer Literacy, Disabilities, Mental Health, Workforce Development
June 23, 2019: Rochester Community & Technical College Compassion/Equity

Minutes from June 4th, 2019, compassion/equity scheduling workshop

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June 21, 2019: Diversity Council finalist for 2018 Anti-Racism Initiative Category

Recognizing Diversity Council as one of the three finalists for Anti-Racism Initiative category. 

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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: SE Mn Together: A regional community growth initiative

    April 30, 2019 Beyond Minnesota Nice Conference: Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Communities

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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 15, 2019: RT Autism Awareness Foundation Inc Press Release

    RT Autism Awareness Foundation has been awarded a grant from the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, for programs and activities supporting the well being of individuals and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Diagnosis.

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    March 13, 2019: Southeastern Minnesota League of Municipalities (SEMLM)

    State lawmakers from Southeast Minnesota are pushing 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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    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 19, 2019: County prepares pitch for crisis center

    "A county proposal to build a mental health crisis center in Rochester cleared a big hurdle this week.."

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    December 19, 2018: CHNA Meeting and News

    December 13, 2018 CHNA meeting minutes. 

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    November 18, 2018: Age Friendly Community Survey

    How well is Rochester meeting your needs as you age? A survey.

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    November 12, 2018: Diversity Council newsmaker

    A sample of Diversity Council community engagement activities.

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    October 16, 2018: Cradle to Career publishes community report

    Cradle to Career published Community Report and recruiting Collaborative Action Network (CAN) conveners for Kindergarten Readiness and On-Time Graduation.

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    PlanScape

    Lvl 1: Computer Literacy ; Disabilities ; Mental Health ; Workforce Development

    Lvl 2: Disable ; Best Practice ; Business Process ; Computer Literacy ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Workforce Development

    DMC Impact: Learning Environment

    Community Health Impact area: Mental Health

     

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    • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
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    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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