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African Development Center of Minnesota (ADC)

 

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Organization: African Development Center of Minnesota (ADC)

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit

Organization Mission: Basic economic security remains out of reach for too many of the Twin Cities’ 130,000 African immigrants and refugees. Most have arrived less than a generation ago. Language, cultural and religious barriers paired with major gaps in the local economic development system have led to failed businesses and wasted wealth for the individual and the community. ADC envisions the day when African immigrants and refugees have overcome these barriers to financial success.

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Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Workforce Development
July 17, 2019: Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights)

2018-2019 Report presented to RPS school board and comparison with 2018 reporting. 

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July 15, 2019: Rochester Home Infusion in the News

Finance-Commerce Spotlight on Small Biz: Home IV service joins DMC mix

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July 08, 2019: Diversity Council Recipient of 2019 Anti-Racism Initiative Category

Diversity Council selected as recipient of the 2019 Nonprofit Mission Award in the category of Anti-Racism Initiative  

 

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    June 24, 2019: Discovery Square One

    Royal Philips, an Amsterdam-based firm that works in a variety of health care markets such as medical devices and services, confirmed today that it plans to open a Med City office in the recently opened 89,000-square-foot One Discovery Square complex, on the corner of Fourth Street and Second Avenue Southwest.

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    June 23, 2019: Rochester Community & Technical College Compassion/Equity

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

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    June 23, 2019: Next Human Library Events

    The next  Library event will be at the Rochester Public  Library  on Thursday, August 22, 2019.  The event will run from 6:00 - 8:30.  We will need 4 team members to help set up for the event from 5-6 and then at least 8 to keep the event running smoothly

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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 20, 2019: Heart of the City Peace Plaza Public Realm

    6 things to know about Heart of the City plans. 

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

    PlanScape

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

    Lvl 2: African American ; Sector ; Human Resource ; Immigration ; Diversity and Inclusion

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    Organization Life Cycle Assessment:

    Steady

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    Beam
    • 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.

    Definitions
    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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