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Introduction

We welcome community members and agencies to collaborate with us to advance our mission to educate people to embrace diversity as a foundation for a healthy, prosperous and inclusive community in civic, education and health equity areas.

Civic EquityEducational EquityHealth Equity
All individuals receive equitable access to resources, protections, and opportunities. Each person enjoys: (a) equal treatment under law, both through law enforcement and the judicial system; (b) equitable access to and representation in the political process; and (c) equal opportunity to engage in the design of and benefit from inclusive public policy. All individuals are fully prepared for the roles of their choice, regardless of personal or social circumstances. Educational equity requires systems of support that result in full access to opportunities that lead to personal growth. All individuals can attain the highest level of wellbeing regardless of personal or social impediments. Health equity requires the social, economic, and environmental conditions that result in full access to opportunities that lead to healthy lives.

Diversity Council is collaborating formally and informally with a large number of organizations and projects that have positive impacts to diversity and inclusion progress. 

To cultivate and sustain stronger collaborations, we are formalizing the following relationship building process.


 Engagement Process


 

A.  Support or ally with an existing DC Program   

If you wish to explore helping us on one of our existing equity programs, please take the following steps:

1. Find out more about our program offerings. Our programs are designed to make impacts on one or more of the three equity areas: civic, education and health.  

2. If one of our programs inspire you to collaborate with us, review the engagement checklist for that program to determine how you or your organization may want to work with us. 

3. Formalize our relationship by signing the collaboration agreement

B. Non-DC Program Suggestion

If you have an idea or a request to involve us in something that you have started.  Please take the following steps: 

1. Take a look at existing D/I projects in flight in our community. 

2. Describe the nature of your program concept and how it fits one or more of the three equity areas: civic, education and health. 

3. Describe what kind of support Diversity Council may help you on. 

 


 Collaboration Navigation Map


 

 The process is described diagrammatically per this ==> LINK.  

 

Diversity Council Mission Vision Goals

Our Mission

To educate people to embrace diversity as a foundation for building a healthy, inclusive and prosperous community.


Our Vision

An inclusive and welcoming community in which every individual is respected.


Our Goals

Global: An equitable and inclusive community, where all individuals are empowered, conscientious, and courageous.

Civic Equity: Civic Equity is the realization of a society where all individuals receive equitable access to resources, protections, and opportunities. Each person enjoys: (a) equal treatment under law, both through law enforcement and the judicial system; (b) equitable access to and
representation in the political process; and (c) equal opportunity to engage in the design of and benefit from inclusive public policy.

Educational Equity: Educational equity exists when all individuals are fully prepared for the roles of their choice, regardless of personal or social circumstances. Educational equity requires systems of support that result in full access to opportunities that lead to personal growth.

Health Equity: Health equity is the attainment of the highest level of wellbeing for all individuals, regardless of personal or social determinants of health. Health equity requires the social, economic, and environmental conditions that result in full access to opportunities that lead to healthy lives.


Board Calendar

D&I Status/News

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Southeast Minnesota Workforce Development Board Strategic Planning Meeting (May 17, 2018)

openBeam's information on structure and Southeast Minnesota Workforce Development Board Strategic Planning Meeting
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Community Health Collaboration Conversation: Public Health, the Y and Diversity Council (May 10, 2018)

Al Lun, openBeam, facilitated a 2018-05-8 meeting with Josh May, the Y; Dee Sabol, Diversity Council and Meaghan Sheridan, Olmsted Public Health to introduce each organization's community health related activities.

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Rochester Area Volunteer Fair 2018 (May 09, 2018)

List of agencies participated in April 12, 2018 Community Volunteer Fair.

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CNG Steering Committee working on 2018 Compass Points (May 08, 2018)

 CNG Steering Committee is working on the next version of Rochester/Olmsted County Compass report.

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Online DMC Dashboard Available (April 29, 2018)

Per DMC Newsletter: "DMC is moving fast. We want to keep you up-to-speed with all the exciting changes happening in the DMC District, so we've created a new way to publicly share the initiative's momentum with a click of a button. Introducing the DMC Metrics Dashboard."

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CNG Steering Committee Members Letter to Rochester City Council and Mayor (April 01, 2018)

CNG Steering Committee members have sent to each member of the council, the mayor, and the city administrator the following letter that supports the inclusion of the core principles of health and wellness, as well as social equity and environmental justice. 

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Help the Y Build a Better Us! (March 19, 2018)

2018 Rochester Area Family Y "Build a Better Us" fundraising campaign. 

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