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United Way of Olmsted County

 

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Organization: United Way of Olmsted County

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit ; Foundation

Organization Mission: United Way of Olmsted County unites people and resources to improve lives in the community with a focus on education, income, health, and basic needs – the building blocks for a good quality of life. We do this by convening the community to address key issues, collaborating to achieve a measurable impact, and connecting human and financial resources to achieve our mission. We invite you to join the movement. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. That's what it means to LIVE UNITED. Vision To be an agent of community change that inspires hope, creates opportunity, and champions people in need. Mission Uniting people and resources to improve people’s lives in our community.

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Related PlanScape Status on: Basic Needs, Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Education, Health, Income

April 16, 2019 TBD: 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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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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May 16, 2019: Race Exhibit Moved to Luther College

Great teamwork to have exhibit transported to Luther College. 

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May 08, 2019: Community for Health Workgroup Log

DMC EDA initiated Community For Health group effort notes.

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April 28, 2019: Isaiah News

April/May Rochester ISAIAH Community Meetings and news. 

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April 23, 2019: History Center to present Traveling While Black

The “Traveling While Black” exhibit being developed by the History Center of Olmsted County will chronicle the challenges faced by black motorists prior to the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.

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April 12, 2019: Pathway to Prosperity

State lawmakers are being asked to provide $1 million in hopes of putting single parents and their children on a new path out of poverty this summer.

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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: SE Mn Together: A regional community growth initiative

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

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Impacts

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

PlanScape

Lvl 1: Basic Needs ; Children & Youth ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Education ; Health ; Income

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DMC Impact: Health & Wellness

Community Health Impact area: Obesity ; 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 dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

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

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