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Organization: IMAA

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit

Organization Mission: IMAA builds bridges between cultures by supporting people in transition through multi-cultural services. IMAA was founded as a nonprofit organization in Rochester, Minnesota in 1984 to respond to the complex needs of thousands of refugees resettling to the area from war-torn Southeast Asia. IMAA provides culturally and linguistically appropriate support services that foster the well-being and independence of refugees and immigrants in their new home. These services span the spectrum of need and range from employment to interpreting; health care access to vocational training; social services to victim services. Last year, IMAA programs helped 824 refugees and immigrants find employment and helped guide over 2,000 people through the complex systems of health, language, legal and social services. IMAA’s budget is funded through a combination of public grants, private grants, service fees and individual contributions. IMAA is also a funded partner of the United Way of Olmsted County. The leadership at IMAA is committed to reflecting and responding to changes in the demographics of arriving refugees and immigrants, deliberately maintaining a multi-ethnic approach to service delivery. The majority of IMAA’s staff and board members are multilingual first generation immigrants and refugees committed to delivering upon the mission of IMAA each and every day.

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Related PlanScape Status on: Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Immigration, Leadership, Welcoming, Workforce Development

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IMAA COVID-19 Information Resources Translated in Multiple Lanuages (April 05, 2020)

What is COVID-19 and How Do You Get Tested?

Please review the documents below to understand what to do if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Any non-English speaking refugees or immigrants who are experiencing symptoms may go to get a COVID-19 test without speaking to their primary provider or the nurse line first.

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August 19, 2022: Discovery Square Updates

A. August 2022 Mayo Clinic biomanufacturing lab announcement; B. Discovery Square Slides and Video Clips from February 2022 DMCC board meeting. Community comments. 

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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 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 24, 2022: Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization 2022 Communication

3Q2022: July message and report; (A) 2Q2022: June, May, April message and report; (B): 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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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 20, 2022: County of Olmsted, MN Resident Survey

High-level results from the Olmsted County 2022 Resident Survey were shared at the Olmsted County Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday, July 19, 2022.

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July 14, 2022: Opportunity to make an impact

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

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June 29, 2022: Vaccines Protect Our Families

Information Series Article 2: Vaccines Protect Our Families

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June 25, 2022: May 18, 2022 DMCC Board Meeting

May 2022 Proceedings and notable breakouts

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June 24, 2022: Mobility Updates change proposals at May 2022 DMC Board Meeting

May 2022; February 2022 and November 2021 Rapid Transit Updates and Upcoming milestones presented to DMCC. 

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June 08, 2022: MN Frontline worker application portal now open

To thank those Minnesotans who worked on the frontlines during the COVID-19 peacetime emergency, Gov. Tim Walz signed Frontline Worker Payments into law April 29, 2022, enabling those workers to apply for Frontline Worker Pay. Application dates are June 8 through July 22, 2022.
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Lvl 1: Diversity and Inclusion ; Economic Development ; Immigration ; Leadership ; Welcoming ; Workforce Development

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