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CMRC March 2023 Meeting

Topics include: Housing and CMRC Updates
When Mar 16, 2023
from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM
Where Virtual Meeting
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Content: March Meeting Agenda; Housing PresentationRCTC Perkins Update; Future TalkMarch Events; March TakeawaysVideo recording Previous Month Content | References


March Agenda





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Housing Presentation


 Note: Video Recording of the meeting did not complete successfully due to inadvertent operator error. 


Note: Video Recording of the meeting did not complete successfully due to inadvertent operator error. 


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March RCTC Perkins Update




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Future of CMRC Concept






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Video Recording


Not available for March 2023 CMRC Meeting


Much regret that video recording of the meeting not available due to inadvertent operator error. 


We will do better next time!  


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Noteworthy March 16 Snapshot DEI Meetings  




Start DateTitleDescriptionTags
Mar 24, 2023 10:00 AM March 2023 Rochester Area Foundation: Spring DEI Practitioner Convening and Luncheon (By Invitation) RAF’s DEI Committee has committed to supporting area DEI practitioners by providing space where relationships can be strengthened, wisdom can be shared, opportunities to collaborate and maximize limited resources can be identified, and current and new DEI efforts can be built, improved, and promoted. ('RAF', 'Diversity', 'openbeam')
Mar 18, 2023 05:30 PM UMR Black Student Union: Ebony Night (For UMR Students, Staff/Faculty) Door Open 5:30 pm and the event starts at 6:00pm. Panel discussions and guest speakers ('diversity', 'umr')
Mar 18, 2023 03:00 PM Community Discussion: Diversity Council ('Diversity',)
Mar 18, 2023 10:00 AM Culturally Responsive Business Startup Workshop Managing Your Business and Local Support Services ('Diversity', 'Entrepreneurship')
Mar 16, 2023 04:30 PM CMRC March 2023 Meeting Topics include: Housing and CMRC Updates ('diversity', 'Diversity Council', 'CMRC', 'openbeam', 'Diversity', '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')
Mar 09, 2023 01:00 PM 2023 Co-design Leadership Training Session 2 Option 2 We will cover how to evaluate co-design processes, share back insights from the mini-design sprint, and building on those insights discuss how to initiate a co-design project. ('dmc', 'diversity')
Mar 07, 2023 01:00 PM 2023 Co-design Leadership Training Session 2 Option 1 We will cover how to evaluate co-design processes, share back insights from the mini-design sprint, and building on those insights discuss how to initiate a co-design project. ('dmc', 'diversity')
Mar 06, 2023 05:00 PM RPS Multilingual Online Parent Night in Arabic Parents are invited to participate in the Rochester Public Schools Multilingual Online Parent/Caregiver Meeting in Arabic and English. ('RPS', 'Education', 'Diversity', 'education')
Mar 04, 2023 01:00 PM Global Market (Cooking Class, Small Business Training, Food & Deserts) Rochester's cultural communities hosting family friendly winter activities. Come to experience authentic flavors and vibrant traditions. ('food', 'Diversity', 'openbeam', 'Entrepreneurship')
Feb 25, 2023 05:00 PM Culture Night Presented by Mayo Equity Team and RPS ('Culture', 'RPS', 'Education', 'Diversity')
Feb 25, 2023 10:00 AM Black Excellence Expo! This year’s NAACP Rochester Branch MN Black History Month programming will be ending with the launch of a public exhibition – in collaboration with Black Entrepreneurship Team (Black Entrepreneurship Team of Rochester, MN) – featuring black owned businesses in Rochester, Minnesota! ('NAACP', 'DMC', 'Diversity', 'Entrepreneurship')
Feb 23, 2023 05:30 PM Human Library Mayo Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation ('Diversity', 'openbeam', 'Human Library')



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March 16, 2023 CMRC Meeting Takeaways


 General Housing Presentation Comments

  • The Housing presentation was very informative. CMRC members expressed appreciation gaining better understanding about the Coalition for Rochester Area Housing.     
    • More info about First Homes  
    • LINK to Video recording of March 8, 2023 Housing Alliance Meeting Housing: Financial and Policy Tool Forecasting Analysis - Mary Tingerthal
  • Comments and questions from meeting attendees:
    • BIPOC lived experience: Achieving certain levels of our area's Average Medium Income (AMI) grid (slide 5 of housing presentation) often requires income earners to work multiple jobs thus impacting household's housing assistance qualification. Is there another way to take into account work/life balance? 
    • Homeownership is a key need from CERT's constituents who often pay rents higher than mortgages; but they are unable to get into homeownership for a variety reasons. 
    • What about reducing property tax for qualified BIPOC groups to assist home ownership? 
    • Islamic compliant interest-free financing resources?
    • CMRC SC can play a part in bridging communication and knowledge gap between Housing Alliance and BIPOC constituents 
    • There were also a number of general comments and questions raised  that the BIPOC co-design report has addressed as noted in the following


Reference Guide: BIPOC Co-design report vs CMRC Comments and Questions  


BIPOC Housing Co-design Report

Comments raised at CMRC that have co-design cross-referencing


  • Financial/Lending concerns: Page 9 covers things like lender assists,  
  • Realtors role: Page 10
  • Accountability: Page 11 CMRC can play a role in interlocking with the Prepare, Purchase Process steps: eg: home-ownership mentor network 
  • BIPOC representation: Page 13 shows actionable items that CMRC and its cohorts can check into 
  • Who were the co-designers: Page 14. 



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March References


Housing Co-design Video  



Previous Month Topics


Feb, 2023 Meeting: Contents: Agenda; Presentation Slides (RPS, City of Rochester, DMC, RCTC/Perkins Project, CHNA); Video Recording; TakeawaysReferences







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Presentation Slides


Rochester Public Schools 



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City of Rochester 




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DMC Updates


Link to Main Street Grant Info

What's in it for me with NAACP 

Co-designer Sessions 



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RCTC/Perkins Status Report




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Community Health Needs Assessment


LINK to Olmsted County Page



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Video Recording of Feb. 16, 2023 CMRC Meeting


What is CMRC? 1:03

RPS; 2:38

City of Rochester 15:02

DMC 23:30 Mainstreet Grant

Questions from Journie 30:24 Grant Reviewer 29:25 Omar: 34:20 Funding Resources and Questions

Grant opportunities: ComPASS, Rural Health 39:38; RCTC/Perkins Project 46:40

CHNA: 55:12 Demo website 1:06:25 Q/A 1:13:28


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Rochester Public School

RPS welcomes and appreciates recommendations to increase participation and impacts in their Multilingual Parent Meetings.

  • Pamoja Women suggestion conference nights 21st 22nd at Franklin have table to connect parents with info to share out flyers -- personal connections at school conferences
  • ACHLA - text messages reminder to come with info links
  • To improve effectiveness: meeting structure allow time for socializing before launching official businesses 

RPS Community Curriculum and Instruction Committee 

Please share Parent/Caregiver Focus Groups

City of Rochester


  • Mainstreet Grant - 1st round mailing list with languages, will still do it in second round, website has info, 
  • Invitation to education session with NAACP 90 minutes on Main Street grant 
  • To follow up: resources for  Islamic compliant interest-free financing  
  • Second cohort for co-design training next week


  • Submission completed 
  • Rural Health - co-design winding down, reporting to be done in April, with 5 co-designers residing in rural communities 



  • 4 CMRC Groups have signed up to be Contract Co-Designers Journie, Pamoja Women, ACHLA, CERT
  • MOU development to start right the way




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LINK to All CMRC Meetings




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There are two types of event information being shared in the following:

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

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
Chaunukah with Chabad of Southern Minnesota Dec 07, 2023 - Dec 15, 2023 — Chateau Theatre
Olmsted County: Truth in Taxation Meeting Dec 07, 2023 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
4Q 2023 December HAPP Meeting Dec 14, 2023 07:30 AM - 09:00 AM — Teams Meeting
Olmsted County SHIP Application Closed on December 15, 2023, at midnight Dec 15, 2023 12:00 PM
RPS January 2024 Family Engagement Meeting Jan 09, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM — Sunset Terrace Elementary School
Upcoming events…
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December 03, 2023: Developing and Executing on Cradle to Career Plan

We invite parents, family members, healthcare providers, and others to help us increase healthcare access for pregnant people. Parents 15-19-years-old, with less than a high school education, and/or who are Black/African American face the largest care gaps.

C2C Admin Message

Compensated co-designer description

December 03, 2023: Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization

2023 4Q: November; October

2023 3Q Reports: September; August, July reports

2023 2Q: June 2023 Report (featuring Nashauna Johnson-Lenoir Success);  April 2023 Communications; Equity in Built Environment Career: Mentors and Guest Speakers Wanted. 

November 30, 2023: Two Discovery Square

A shared lab space for a community of like-minded entrepreneurs associated with one or more academic research partners

November 30, 2023: Non-profit Consortium Buildout

BIPOC Cohort Winter Food Drive on behalf of LifeGate Services. 


November 15, 2023: Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation



November 10, 2023: Health Equity: Community Health Collaboration Portal

1. CMRC proposal was not selected for funding 2023-11-10 but it did receive strong consideration from Mayo social impact review panel. 

2. Community Health Collaboration Portal has been selected to second round and pitched to Mayo panel 2023-10-24. Pitch format to follow Mayo Clinic's Walleye Tank style. 

3. August CMRC meeting video recording

4. CMRC Coalition's submission to Mayo Social Innovation Grant: Proposal details and letters of support.

November 05, 2023: Mayo Clinic Platform Accelerate

1. The Mayo Clinic Platform is one of more than a dozen initial spokes of that network. Dr. John Halamka, president of the Mayo Clinic Platform, said it was chosen for its work using data and augmented intelligence to help find cures for patients.

2. Who's who in charge of Mayo Clinic Platform

3, Federal ARPA-H Info

November 04, 2023: State of Minnesota

1. Elimination of Four-Year College Degree Requirements for Most State Jobs;

2. Grants for Infrastructure Projects That Will Fund Nearly 1,000 Jobs in Greater Minnesota; 

3. Increased Payments for Child Care.


November 01, 2023: NIH Challenge Grant - Build Up Trust

1. 2023-11-01 CMRC Convening a Checkpoint Meeting to gauge collaboration interests.

2. 2023-10-12 One Olmstead to take a lead;

3. Updates with CMRC,

4.  More info from NIH

5. Outreaches to Mayo, UMR and Olmsted County Public Health. 

October 30, 2023: Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

1; Oct 2023 Inclusive and Equitable Communities Grant

2. 2019 impact report

October 29, 2023: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN)

Four MCM Reports: 

1. 2023 Current Conditions of Minnesota's Nonprofit Sector. 

2. 2023 Minnesota Nonprofit Economy Report: A Statewide and Regional Analysis 

3. Equity in Minnesota State Grantmaking

4. State Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits: Increasing Effectiveness, Transparency, and Accountability

October 27, 2023: City of Rochester, MN

1. City of Rochester is currently looking for an individual to fill in as a temporary accounting technician.  

2. Contact  Joy Harris <> if interested. 

October 26, 2023: Equity in the Built Environment

1. Empowering 11th-grade students

2. Trade Readiness: Message from program manager and program flyers; Trades Readiness Certificate program

October 23, 2023: Rochester MSA Applying for Tech Hubs Grant

1. October 23, 2023 EDA Tech Hubs Awardees Announcement

2. Video Clip from CMRC August Mtg; CMRC Letters of Support; References: BioRochester Review meeting video; Summary of Draft 3 BioRochester Plan, and Final Grant Submission

October 21, 2023: Rochester Area Volunteer Administration

  1. RAVA October 19 2023 Meeting Notes
  2. RAVA Meeting Notes: 6/15/2023 featuring inclusive language and use of pronouns; 2. 2021 survey announcement  

October 10, 2023: NIH ComPASS: Intersection of Food, Culture & Health Grant Proposal

1. NIH Announcing Awardees  2. Video Clip from CMRC August Meeting; 3. Scoring results from NIH;  4. Interim Status to  CMRC and grant supporters.

October 02, 2023: Co-design Tracker

October 2, 2023 City Council Study Session; September Co-design Meeting (Co-Design Preparation Guide, Pilot Co-Design Dashboard) 

October 01, 2023: Destination Medical Center (DMC)

1. September 2023 DMCC Board Meeting:

2. Meeting Package,

3. Meeting Slides,

4. Video Recording 

5. Breakouts

September 29, 2023: Rochester Public Library

Phtoto Gallery Exhibit from October 2 to October 30

September 29, 2023: Rochester Public Schools Strategic Plan

1. Post Bulletin: Rochester 10 Year, $ 10M+ school funding referendum Op ED PB: Kent Pekel: "Why I recommended a technology referendum for the Rochester schools"; 2. School Board Study Session; 3. Official YouTube Presentation