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Spark (Formerly Minnesota Children's Museum - Rochester)

 

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Organization: Spark (Formerly Minnesota Children's Museum - Rochester)

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit

Organization Mission: Play is at the core of what we do. Spark invites you to interact with the exhibits – not just watch. It’s an immersive experience aimed at opening the minds of young learners to greater possibilities and learning by doing. What they take away from Spark helps build passions and critical skills and sparks imagination that lasts a lifetime. Ryan Lais Workforce & Education Coordinator, Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce & Rochester Chamber Foundation

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Related PlanScape Status on: Children & Youth

Key reports on: Spark (Formerly Minnesota Children's Museum - Rochester)


May 29, 2024: Mr and Ms JuneTeenth 2024
2024 Recognition

$1K Scholarship

2024 Rochester H.S. Graduate: Application and Nomination

Sponsorship and Donation support

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May 17, 2024: Minnesota Department of Health May 2034 News

May 2024 Health Equity Community Survey

May 2024 MDH Newsletter: COVID-19 in Min; Funding; Jobs; Upcoming Testing & Vaccination Events

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May 06, 2024: Free FAFSA Support for Community Based Organizations
5/6/2024 Announcement: CBO hosting a College Financial Aid Event to receive $1000 grant

Cradle 2 Career (C2C), Rochester Public Schools (RPS), and Arch to Philanthropy are launching a College Coordinator Pilot to provide College Based Organizations (CBOs) resources for College Readiness.

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April 18, 2024: Rochester Public Library Facilities and Operations Master Plan –Request for Proposals
The Rochester Public Library in Rochester, Minnesota, is seeking proposals from consultants and groups with experience working with libraries to engage in a robust, community co-design and collaborative process for a Facilities and Operations Master Plan.

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March 26, 2024: Community Asset Building and Early Literacy Grants
Grant Opportunities: 

Due April 17, 2024 Community Asset Building and Health and Wellness Priorities Grants

Due March 5, 2024 Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation seeking applications for Early Literacy Grants

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January 18, 2024: ACT-S0 Olympics of the Mind
Empowering Minds, Inspiring Change: Rochester Branch of the NAACP Unveils ACT-SO, Olympics of the Mind, with a Boost from $75k Mayo Clinic Commitment Against Racism 2023 Grant!

Press Release 

Admin Message

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December 19, 2023: 2023 C2C Announcements and News
Dec 2023 Leadership Table Membership

Oct. 2023 C2C Second Annual Education Summit

Jan. 2023 Data Analyst Job Opening. 

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December 03, 2023: Increase Access to Prenatal Care Co-Design Project
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

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December 01, 2023: Journie 8 Step Program
Journie Presentation to CMRC July 2023

Video Recording

8 Step Program

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October 30, 2023: Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

1; Oct 2023 Inclusive and Equitable Communities Grant

2. 2019 impact report

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September 29, 2023: Technology Referendum for the Rochester schools
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

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September 15, 2023: RPS Board Consider Updating District Equity Policy
RPS Board Study Session video recording; Proposed Equity Policy; PB Reporting

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July 26, 2023: 2022-2023 RPS Disipline Data
"According to the district’s data, suspensions increased from 1,224 in 2021-22 to 1,523 in 2022-23, representing a jump of 24.4%."

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July 25, 2023: RISE for Youth 2022 Activities

2023 News: Selection Committee

2022 News 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 11, 2023: Mayo Clinic Social Innovation Grant
Mayo Clinic is now accepting applications for a new Social Innovation Grant poised to address health care disparities in Olmsted County. Visit the Mayo Clinic Community Engagement page for application materials and additional information. Applications are due July 31, 2023.

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Impacts

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PlanScape

Lvl 1: Children & Youth

Lvl 2: C2C: Prenatal-K Development ; C2C: Kindergarten Readiness ; C2C: 3rd Grade Reading

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Confirmed Project Involvement: Innovation Experience Center


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