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Organization: Opportunitiy Services

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit

Organization Mission: Opportunity Services is where adults with disabilities find pride in a job well done. At OS, we believe each of our clients is uniquely able. We provide job placement and coaching to people with disabilities, but our focus isn’t on physical or developmental challenges. We focus on an individual client’s abilities instead. We match each client’s strengths and preferences with well-suited work opportunities in a range of workplaces, including restaurants, offices, hotels, and stores. Our clients work in the communities where they live, not in isolated workshops. We’ve been providing job services for more than 40 years, working with more than 100 partner businesses and thousands of clients.

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Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Disabilities, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Workforce Development
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 16, 2019: 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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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 08, 2019: Destination Medical Center (DMC) Plan

3rd Annual DMC Real Estate Development and Investment Summit

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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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March 29, 2019: America’s City for Health

Engage area leaders about the need to converge various health/wellness initiatives to collective impact. 

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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 06, 2019: Isaiah News

Rochester ISAIAH Community Meetings: Recap of 3/3 and Onto 3/31

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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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Impacts

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PlanScape

Lvl 1: Disabilities ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Economic Development ; Workforce Development

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DMC Impact:

Community Health Impact area: Mental Health

 

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Organization Life Cycle Assessment:

Steady

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