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Empowerment Center/Gage East Apartments

A project for homeless families in the Rochester area is seeking funding for what the planners are calling the "Empowerment Center" to be housed in a former elementary school. Center City Housing Corp., a nonprofit based in Duluth, announced Thursday that more than 80 percent of those that participated in a campaign planning study support the idea of turning the East Gage School site into a community center, to be called the Empowerment Center.

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Project Information

Collaborators, Project Phase & Type, Impacts, Related Projects

Collaborators 

Lead Organization: Center City Housing

Contact: Nancy Cashmen ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Known/Likely Collaborators: Center City Housing (Silver Creek Corners) ; Family Service Rochester ; Lutheran Social Service (LSS) in Rochester ; Olmsted County Community Services ; Olmsted County Housing Redevelopment Authority ; Rochester Public Schools ; Workforce Development Inc

Potential Collaborators:


Related Projects

Housing Alliance Coalition


Impacts 

Major Impact: 

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Basic Needs, Business Process, Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Housing

Level 2: Best Practice, Business Process, Financial Stress/Homelessness, Housing: Affordable Rate

DMC Impacts:

Sports, Recreation, Nature

Community Health Impacts:

Financial Stress/Homelessness


Project Phase

Available  Phase

Project Type

Building  

 

Detailed Description

The Empowerment Center is a collaborative project where multiple agencies with shared goals and values will co-locate to provide programming for low income and homeless families and youth at the old Gage East Elementary School. The focus of programming will be early childhood and school age youth development, education, job training, and mental/physical health support. The Empowerment Center won’t duplicate services already provided in the Rochester community, but will make services more accessible to a larger population in a neighborhood with great need. Focusing on the most vulnerable, the children, our goal is to grow healthy children into healthy adults who will be be ready to work and live in our community. We realize transportation can also be difficult in Rochester and the center will simplify access to needed programming for families and youth, making it easier and more convenient to receive the services needed to break the cycle of homelessness.

 

Key reports on: Empowerment Center/Gage East Apartments


Key Beam Reports on:

Basic Needs, Business Process, Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Housing  
September 13, 2022: DMC Information

July 2022 Destination Medical Center Information Sheet.  

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September 11, 2022: Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization 2022 Communication

3Q2022: August, July messages and reports; 2Q2022: June, May, April message and report; 1Q 2022 (1) TB report and message (2) An apprenticeship readiness program is now recruiting women, people of color and veterans for careers in the construction industry. (3) Bloomberg news

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September 10, 2022: Luther College Rochester Semester Cohort

 Luther College Rochester Immersion internship placements and coursework information: 2021, 2022 programming information 

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September 09, 2022: Concept refinement

Expressed as Community Hall - Intercultural Space

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September 09, 2022: Adminstration of Rochester's 3.12M award from Minnesota Main Street Economic Revitalization Program

(1) DMC Announces First Recipients of Main Street Grant Funding 30 Businesses ($1.6M) ; (2) Launching of Main Street Grant 

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September 06, 2022: Rochester Nonprofit Consortium Strengthens Relationship with Rochester Area Foundation

The Rochester Nonprofit Consortium (Consortium) has announced its intent to become a program of Rochester Area Foundation (RAF). 

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September 03, 2022: Project HEALINGS of MN Covid-19 Series - Articles 4

Vaccination empowers learning learning about health and wellness: Covid disproportionate health impacts to black community. 

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August 31, 2022: United Way of Olmsted County

Request for grants proposal: Health access, Early success

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August 27, 2022: Rochester, MN 2023 Budget Supplemental Budget

2022-08-22 City Council Study Session on 2023 Supplemental Budget

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August 17, 2022: Prosperity Initiative Information

(1) About the program and August 2022 recruting  (2) 2018-07-011 Minority Business Conference hosted by SBDC, Diversity Council and Prosperity Initiative

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August 10, 2022: Housing Alliance Coalition Senior Housing Report

(A) Aug 2022 status: Request for Proposals for Senior Housing Development;  (B) Dec, 2021 status: (1) Senior Housing Community Co-Design Project Report;  (2) Project Background: Describing Senior Housing Project and Recruiting Co-Designing Team Members

 

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August 05, 2022: Project HEALINGS of MN Covid-19 Series - Articles 3

1. Vacines protect pregnancy and privacy - Find out now. 2, VACCINATION EMPOWERS LEARNING ABOUT OVERALL HEALTH AND WELLNESS

 

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July 25, 2022: RISE for Youth 2022 Activities

A: Career Fairs;  B: 2022 Cohort: (1) Call to be a RISE for youth mentor; (2) Need Students to Apply - RISE for Youth Program -March 1st Application Deadline

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July 22, 2022: Why Get Vaccinated?

 July 2022 e-Magazine; November 2021 e-Magazine; Info about booster; Education Slides in English and Chinese.  

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July 14, 2022: Opportunity to make an impact

Community Health Assessment & Planning (CHAP) co-designers wanted. 

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Last modified by support on 2022/06/20
Created by allnode on 2015/08/08

 

 

 

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