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Education Related Events

 

The following are education related events. Education related projects will find value to link up with these education related events in our community. 

List of Beam aware projects:  

Rochester Public Schools 2022 Plan for Purpose

Cradle to Career 

 

 

Start Date Title Description Tags
Apr 09, 2024 10:00 AM RPS April 2024 Family Engagement Meeting Youth Voice & Student Leadership, with a presentation facilitated by Sarah-Louise Henry, RPS Coordinator of Youth Empowerment, Department of Equity and Engagement. ('RPS', 'diversity', 'rps', 'community', 'key', 'education')
Mar 12, 2024 10:00 AM RPS March 2024 Family Engagement Meeting RPS Family Engagement CAPE @ Gage Highlights; Presentation on RPS Mental Health for Families with Sarah Clarke, RPS Mental Health Coordinator ('RPS', 'diversity', 'rps', 'community', 'key', 'education')
Feb 13, 2024 10:00 AM RPS Feb 2024 Family Engagement Meeting School Counseling and Family Engagement, with a presentation from Alex Higano, Lead School Counselor, and perspectives from RPS school counselors. ('RPS', 'diversity', 'rps', 'community', 'key', 'education')
Jan 09, 2024 10:00 AM RPS January 2024 Family Engagement Meeting Welcome: Meet parents and staff in person, enjoy refreshments (9:45-10:15) • Snapshot Spotlight on Host Site: Sunset Terrace Family Engagement Highlights (10:15-10:30) • Culturally responsive "Fostering Family Partnerships" interactive workshop led by Beth Martinez, Parent Advocate at Cradle to Career, and Khadija Ali, Parent Advisory Council Member and co-founder of Pamoja Women. (10:30-11:30) • Optional Tour of Sunset Terrace (11:30-11:45) ('RPS', 'diversity', 'rps', 'community', 'key', 'education')
Nov 14, 2023 10:00 AM RPS November 2023 Family Engagement Meeting at Franklin and MAF Elementary School Thank you to Principal Sam Pearson for welcoming us, to staff and families at Franklin for hosting our meeting, and special thanks to Jennine Staven (Franklin Family Engagement Liaison) and Intisar Khan (Franklin Community Schools Site Facilitator), who presented on Franklin Family Engagement & Community Schools Highlights. ('RPS', 'education', 'diversity', 'community')
Oct 10, 2023 10:00 AM RPS October 10, 2023 Monthly District Family Engagement Meeting Family Engagement with Special Education ('rps', 'education', 'diversity', 'youth', 'openbeam', 'key', 'Education', 'cmrc')
Sep 12, 2023 10:00 AM RPS: September 12, 2023 Monthly District Family Engagement Meeting Family Engagement Success Sharing from RPS Sites (10:05) Family Engagement Districtwide Updates (10:15-10:30) Discussion Groups (10:30-10:45) RPS and Community Updates (10:45-11:00) ('rps', 'education', 'diversity', 'youth', 'Culture', 'openbeam', 'key', 'Education', 'cmrc')
May 09, 2023 10:00 AM RPS: May 9, 2023 Monthly District Family Engagement Meeting Success Sharing from Sites (10:00-10:10) Spotlight on Host Site: Gage Family Engagement (10:10-10:30) Topics inlcude: Mary Beth Magyar and SEMAC Grants; Amy Ward and the BRIDGE Collaborative; Title I LEA Districtwide Work; Survey, Announcements, and Closure for the School Year; Optional Tour of Gage with Julie McLaren ('rps', 'education', 'diversity', 'youth', 'openbeam', 'Education', 'cmrc')
Mar 14, 2023 10:00 AM RPS: March 2023 Monthly District Family Engagement Meeting Topics: Family Engagement Success Sharing from RPS Sites; RPS Family Engagement and Parent Empowerment: Overview and Group Discussion; Family Engagement and Post-Secondary Readiness, School Counselors, and CTECH: Heather Hogen, Director of Post-Secondary Readiness; Family Engagement and the Olmsted County Bridge Collaborative: Amy Ward, Collaborative Coordinator ; ('rps', 'education', 'diversity', 'youth', 'openbeam', 'Education', 'cmrc')
Feb 14, 2023 10:00 AM RPS: February 2023 Monthly District Family Engagement Meeting Topics: Family Engagement Success Sharing from RPS Sites; Spotlight on Family Engagement, Mayo High School and Beyond: Brenda Shamblin; RPS Bicycle Fleet and Family Engagement Opportunities: Dustin Morrow; RPS Family Engagement Framework: Overview, Group Discussion, and Input; RPS and Community Updates ('rps', 'education', 'diversity', 'youth', 'openbeam', 'Education', 'cmrc')
Jan 10, 2023 10:00 AM RPS: January 2023 Monthly District Family Engagement Meeting Topics: Family Engagement Success Sharing; Perspectives on RPS Family Engagement from a Latinx Parent; ACHLA and Family Engagement Minnesota Family Engagement Model ('rps', 'education', 'diversity', 'youth', 'openbeam', 'Education', 'cmrc')
Dec 13, 2022 10:00 AM RPS: December 2022 Monthly District Family Engagement Meeting Topics include: Introduction to Beam ('rps', 'education', 'diversity', 'youth', 'openbeam', 'Education', 'cmrc')
Nov 15, 2022 10:00 AM RPS: November 11 2022 Monthly District Family Engagement Meeting Learn about Family Engagement at host site: Riverside (10:05-10:20); November spotlight on RPS Family Engagement Sites: Sunset Terrace, ALC, and other site highlights (10:20-10:30); Presentation on Pamoja Women with Cofounders Fatuma Ahmed and Khadija Ali: Empowering Women and Building Families (10:30-10:50); Conversation Groups: Minnesota's New Family Engagement Model (10:50-11:10) ('rps', 'education', 'diversity', 'youth', 'openbeam', 'Education', 'cmrc')
Oct 11, 2022 10:00 AM RPS: October 11 2022 Monthly District Family Engagement Meeting Gage Gator Night; Elton Hills: Belonging and Aspirations; Lindsey Riess-Wilson: Student Services; National Hispanic American Heritage Month ('rps', 'education', 'diversity', 'youth', 'openbeam', 'Education', 'cmrc')
Sep 13, 2022 10:00 AM RPS September Welcome to Family Engagement 2022-2023! Topics include: Jennifer Spindler-Krage - Intro; Idea Share: What are your ideas?; Group sharing of activities for 2023; What speakers would you like to hear?; Reach: A Framework for Starting School Year; Talking Points: Multilingual Family-Teacher communication platform; Speak Up for Safety; Fall Early Childhood Family Services; RPS Family Engagement Feedback Survey ('RPS', 'adult', 'key', 'education', 'openbeam')
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Two types of event information being shared in the following:

1. A list of Beam aware upcoming community events of all types. 

2. A list of noteworthy past events that have one or more of the following contents: presentation slides, video recordings as well as takeaways. 

Upcoming Events
Rochester Clinic: Cognitive Health Jul 22, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM — 125 Live
Rochester City Council Ward 2 Candidate Forum Jul 22, 2024 06:30 PM - 07:45 PM — Roch Pub Library Aud, doors open at 6 pm
May 2024 Rochester Vision 2050 Community Engagement Jul 23, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM — TBD
RCTC: Come learn about FAFSA! Jul 23, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM — RCTC - Welcome & One Stop Center
LWV-R Candidate Forum Rochester City Council Ward 4 Jul 23, 2024 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM — Roch Pub Library Aud, doors open at 6 pm
Women’s Foundation of Minnesota Community Connect Event Jul 24, 2024 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM — Rochester Area Foundation 12 Elton Hills Dr NW, Rochester, MN 55901
RCTC: Come learn about FAFSA! Jul 25, 2024 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM — RCTC - Welcome & One Stop Center
LWV-R Candidate Forum Olmsted County Commissioner District 3 Jul 30, 2024 06:30 PM - 07:45 PM — Roch Pub Library Aud, doors open at 6 pm
FORUM WITH COUNCIL MEMBER-AT-LARGE AND WARD CANDIDATES Aug 01, 2024 06:30 PM - 08:15 PM — Christ United Methodist Church, 400
C2C FASA Unlock your Future Aug 02, 2024 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM — United Way
Upcoming events…
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Bryk Apartments Rental Eligibility Amendment

July 17, 2024 City of Rochester: Adopting a Resolution authorizing an amendment to the Development Assistance Agreement and the Declaration of Restrictive Covenants to revise the affordability covenants related to the 80% Units.

March and May 2023 reports to DMCC including video, documents and presentations. 

Last Updated July 17, 2024



City Housing Support

Home Ownership Creation Program - Prairie Ridge: "NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Common Council of the City of Rochester, MN hereby approves the contribution of $4,000,000 to the Prairie Ridge development to support the creation of 201 for-sale homes via the Home Ownership Creation Program.

 

Last Updated July 17, 2024



How does racism impact people’s health?

 New Mayo Clinic, U of M framework aims to guide future research. The framework defines structural racism as the “totality of ways in which societies foster racial discrimination through mutually reinforcing systems of housing, education, employment, earnings, benefits, credit, media, health care and criminal justice.”

Last Updated July 13, 2024



Norsq Cos Townhomes & Two state-supported Mayowood housing projects

PB Reporting Housing Projects

Proposed $68M 187-unit rental townhome project.

Olmsted County Trailside Apartments $13 million project 36-Unit Senior Apartments, Bear Creek Development and Three Rivers Community Action $22.7 million Restoration Glen, 48-Unit Apartment Complex,

 

Last Updated July 11, 2024



United Way of Olmsted County Report

$1.1 million funding for 48 participants 2024-07-10

FoodSecurity noun “limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways” (USDA).

Last Updated July 10, 2024



2024 Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan Reports

2Q 2024: June 2024May 2024 - Admin Message, TBE Report; April 2024 - Admin Message, TBE Report

1Q 2024: Feb 2024 - Admin Message, TBE Report; Jan 2024: Admin Message, TBE Report

Special callouts: Women in Construction; City of Rochester Equity in Development 

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City of Rochester - Justice, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (JEDI) Audit Status

June 24, 2024 City Council Study Session: Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Audit per Goodenough 

Departmental Audit reports of: Human Resources; Rochester Public Library; Parks & Rec 

 

Last Updated June 26, 2024



Rochester Area Volunteer Administration Training Info

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Volunteer Process Assessment 

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Somali American Social Service Association

SASSA to receive $1M from MN to train workers for high-demand employment. 

The funding is awarded under the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Targeted Populations Workforce Competitive Grant Program.

Last Updated June 21, 2024



Community Building Fund

The City of Rochester welcomes applications for the Community Building Fund.  This fund is all about supporting projects, programs, and events in the city that actively promote equity and inclusion.

Last Updated June 20, 2024



Homes for our Neighbors Community Gathering

Calling for Community Support at Community Meeting:  The most recent Olmsted County Maxfield Study found that from 2020-2030, housing demand required 18,000 new housing units. 71% would need to be general-occupancy and 29% age-restricted senior housing.

 

Last Updated June 15, 2024



Mixed Housing Mayo Civic Center Parking Lot

June 3, 2024 City Council Meeting 

Council action is requested to continue development negotiations with Sherman Associates and conditionally approve development assistance of up to $13,000,000 in Tax Increment Financing (TIF) assistance and up to $3,000,000 in DMC General State Infrastructure Aid.  

Last Updated June 13, 2024



PossAbilities Announcements

June 20, 2024 Skills Class: The Art of Theatre

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Three Rivers Restorative Justice Circle

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Olmsted County Community Indicators 2023

Report contains info: 

1. Demographics 2. Population by age 3. Diversity 4. Foreign-born population 5. Languages and ancestry 6. Educational trends 7. Household income 8. Poverty status 9. Health factors 10. Housing and living 11. Labor force 12. Unemployment rate 13. Election trends 14. Community safety 15. Environmental factors 16. Highlights 17. References

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ISAIAH Rochester Agenda

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Reference: CMRC June 24, 2024 Meeting Presentation Video

 

Last Updated June 09, 2024



Metro State University Invitation

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May 2024 Minnesota Compass Newsletter

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Mr and Ms JuneTeenth 2024

2024 Recognition

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DMC's BioRoch effort to Collaborate with MN MedTech 3.0

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2. Feb 2024 DMCC Board Meeting: Video Clip of Discussion at Feb 1 2024 DMCC Board - DMC part of MedTech 3.0; Memo to DMCC

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