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Families First (Fomerly: Child Care Resource and Referral)

 

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Organization: Families First (Fomerly: Child Care Resource and Referral)

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit

Organization Mission: Manages many programs and services devoted to young children and their families regardless of income levels and background.

Website

Families First of Minnesota Logo

 

Programs include:

School Readiness Early Success

Growing Child Care in Olmsted County

Head Start

 

 


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Related PlanScape Status on: Caring Relationship, Children & Youth

Key reports on: Families First (Fomerly: Child Care Resource and Referral)


June 11, 2024: Three Rivers Restorative Justice Circle
Three River Restorative Justice and Project Legacy Restorative Circle re Century High racial hate incident

Circle included Kendall Hughes, co-founder of Three Rivers Restorative Justice, a partner of Project Legacy

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June 09, 2024: 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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June 09, 2024: ISAIAH Rochester Agenda

Focus Area: Housing; Our Next Generation; Healthcare; Community-Building; Climate

Activities: Rochester Faith in MN & ISAIAH Calendar and Strategic Missions

 

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

$1K Scholarship: 2024 Rochester H.S. Graduate: Application and Nomination, Sponsorship and Donation support

Facebook photos of 2024 Mr. and Miss Juneteenth

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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 22, 2024: Credible Mind and Collective Impact
Introducing Credible Mind to support CHNA collaboration. 

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April 19, 2024: Rochester Vision 2050
The visioning effort calls for soliciting broad community input to help propose desired strategic initiatives based on desired outcomes through 2050.

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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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March 19, 2024: Action Request March 18, 2024
Comment at the 3/18/2024 City Council Meeting:

To act on September 21, 2020 council resolutions for the city staff to develop a Intercultural City action plan.  

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February 24, 2024: 2024 The Year of Respect

Promotion Post Bulletin Wraps 

Actionable Steps

Quotes from BIPOC voices

 

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January 18, 2024: 2024 The Year of Respect

January 19, 2024 Kick Off

Dec 19, 2023 Planning Sessions

Dec 12, 2023 Introduction  

References: Community of Respect Tools

  • Conversation Starters
  • Encouragement Tips
  • MPR Talking Sense Program and App

 

 PB Reporting

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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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Impacts

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

PlanScape

Lvl 1: Caring Relationship ; Children & Youth

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

DMC Impact:

Community Health Impact area: Financial Stress/Homelessness

 


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Organization Life Cycle Assessment (Pause, Startup, Steady, Isolated Impact, Collective Impact  Unknown)

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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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