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Innovation Experience Center

Beam Project Type: Building Planning     Project in Concept Phase

The Minnesota Children’s Museum Rochester is pushing ahead with plans for a new family-focused Innovation Experience Center. The museum's leadership presented the concept, now nearly a year in the works, to a group of city leaders and stakeholders at a meeting Monday afternoon. The museum is seeking community support for a multi-generational museum focused on three key areas: innovation, health and well-being, and cultural exchange. "First and foremost, it will be a community-based museum," said Heidi Mestad, the museum's director. "If we make it cool enough for the community to get excited about, visitors will want to come too."

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Collaboration

Lead Organization: Minnesota Children's Museum - Rochester

Confirmed Collaborators: Minnesota Children's Museum - Rochester

Potential Collaborators:

Impacts

PlanScape

Level 1: Arts & Culture ; Children & Youth ; STEM

Level 2: UMR and Recreation

DMC: Sports, Recreation, Nature ; Discovery Square ; UMR and Recreation

Community Health:

Status Reports Related PlanScape Status on: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, STEM

September 19, 2018: Cradle to Career September Announcements - CAN recruitment and Julie Block Named ED

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

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September 18, 2018: Diversity Council newsmaker

A sample of Diversity Council community engagement activities.

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September 16, 2018: Agreement with Minnesota Department of Human RIghts

RPS, ISD 535, entered into collaboration agreement with MDHR.

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July 30, 2018: Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights)

July 18, 2018 Commissioner Lindsey of the MN Department of Human Rights Forum with Rochester Community.

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June 19, 2018: 2018 RPS Discipline Data Update - Information

At the 6/19/2018 school board meeting, the following discipline data was presented.

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June 01, 2018: Rochester Area Family Y 2018 Summer Program

The YMCA has 250 free summer memberships to give to teens in need this year. 

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May 24, 2018: Host Families for UMR Global Connections Community

  UMR is looking for Culture Host Families to build a Global Connections Community.

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May 08, 2018: CNG Steering Committee working on 2018 Compass Points

 CNG Steering Committee is working on the next version of Rochester/Olmsted County Compass report.

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April 08, 2018: 2018 Community Focus Team Meetings

March Community Focus Team (CFT) meeting notes.

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March 09, 2018: RPS meeting with Moms Demand Action

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 01, 2018: Mediation & Conflict Solutions Updates by Post Bulletin

2018-03-01 PB story on MCS: "Looking for help with a conflict?

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Last modified by allnode on 2017/09/26
Created by allnode on 2017/09/26

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