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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.


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Minnesota’s health plans to waive costs for treatment of COVID-19 (April 02, 2020)

Governor Walz today announced that Minnesota’s health plans have agreed to waive costs for treatment of COVID-19. This move comes in response to a March 13 letter from the Governor and State Commissioners of Health and Commerce urging Minnesota health plans to remove barriers to coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Resilient Option - finding strength and connection (April 02, 2020)

Living with angry brains The next few weeks will challenge your emotional and social skills.

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Diversity Council March Latest Newsletter with COVID-19 Info (April 01, 2020)

In light of all that is going on throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Diversity Council wants to remain a connector and convener for all those in need throughout our community. If you are aware of valuable information and resources, please email info@diversitycouncil.org and we will do our best to increase awareness.

If you have needs to express as an individual or member of a particular community, please reach out to info@diversitycouncil.org. Diversity Council is willing and happy to hear your concerns and connect you with the correct resources.

Read more ...

City of Rochester Supporting Local Businesses ( In English and Khmer) (April 01, 2020)

  • NEW Options for deferment of liquor license renewal payments
  • New Municipal parking ramps
  • COVID‐19 Emergency Economic Development Loans
  • On‐street parking
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Steps To Inspire Generosity (March 31, 2020)

Minnesota Discovery Recovery Fund issues first grants. 

Investing in community-led solutions: supporting our nonprofit partners

Advocating for equity: Standing with our AAPI community

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Community Service Officers and Cub Foods Partnership (March 31, 2020)

March 31, 2020 – Rochester, Minnesota – The Rochester Police Department’s Community Service Officers (CSO) and Cub Foods have developed a unique partnership to help the at-risk and elderly residents of Rochester.

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Video production partnership between RNeighbors, the Rochester Neighborhood Resource Center and Mayor Norton’s office. (March 31, 2020)

 A video production partnership between RNeighbors, the Rochester Neighborhood Resource Center and Mayor Norton’s office.

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Rochester-Area Economic Development Inc (RAEDI) Loan News (March 31, 2020)

News forwarded by RAEDI: The State of MN’s Small Business Emergency Loan Program is now accepting applications.

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Important Update on Applying for Unemployment Insurance Benefits (March 30, 2020)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Minnesota's Unemployment Insurance team members are processing more applications for unemployment benefits than ever before. It is our top priority to process applications efficiently and effectively, and to ensure that we can deliver for Minnesotans in this time of need.

To ensure our system can handle the increased activity we are experiencing, we are asking that *new* unemployment insurance applicants apply online on an assigned day, based on your social security number (SSN).

If you need to apply for unemployment benefits for the first time, please refer to the schedule below to learn when you are scheduled to apply. You will only be allowed to apply on your assigned day - or on Thursday or Friday if you missed your assigned day.

Read more ...

Family Service Rochester implements COVID-19 Grocery Shopping Service (March 27, 2020)

Family Service Rochester implements COVID-19 Grocery Shopping Service

Olmsted County residents who are homebound and unable to shop for groceries can contact Family Service Rochester for help. FSR will match requests with a volunteer to assist with shopping.
Requests can be submitted online at familyservicerochester.org or by calling 507-218-3267 between 9 am – 3 pm. All volunteers have background checks and COVID-19 screening for health and
safety.
 
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Minnesota’s health plans to waive costs for treatment of COVID-19 (April 02, 2020)

Governor Walz today announced that Minnesota’s health plans have agreed to waive costs for treatment of COVID-19. This move comes in response to a March 13 letter from the Governor and State Commissioners of Health and Commerce urging Minnesota health plans to remove barriers to coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more ...

Resilient Option - finding strength and connection (April 02, 2020)

Living with angry brains The next few weeks will challenge your emotional and social skills.

Read more ...

Diversity Council March Latest Newsletter with COVID-19 Info (April 01, 2020)

In light of all that is going on throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Diversity Council wants to remain a connector and convener for all those in need throughout our community. If you are aware of valuable information and resources, please email info@diversitycouncil.org and we will do our best to increase awareness.

If you have needs to express as an individual or member of a particular community, please reach out to info@diversitycouncil.org. Diversity Council is willing and happy to hear your concerns and connect you with the correct resources.

Read more ...

City of Rochester Supporting Local Businesses ( In English and Khmer) (April 01, 2020)

  • NEW Options for deferment of liquor license renewal payments
  • New Municipal parking ramps
  • COVID‐19 Emergency Economic Development Loans
  • On‐street parking
Read more ...

Steps To Inspire Generosity (March 31, 2020)

Minnesota Discovery Recovery Fund issues first grants. 

Investing in community-led solutions: supporting our nonprofit partners

Advocating for equity: Standing with our AAPI community

Read more ...

Community Service Officers and Cub Foods Partnership (March 31, 2020)

March 31, 2020 – Rochester, Minnesota – The Rochester Police Department’s Community Service Officers (CSO) and Cub Foods have developed a unique partnership to help the at-risk and elderly residents of Rochester.

Read more ...

Video production partnership between RNeighbors, the Rochester Neighborhood Resource Center and Mayor Norton’s office. (March 31, 2020)

 A video production partnership between RNeighbors, the Rochester Neighborhood Resource Center and Mayor Norton’s office.

Read more ...

Rochester-Area Economic Development Inc (RAEDI) Loan News (March 31, 2020)

News forwarded by RAEDI: The State of MN’s Small Business Emergency Loan Program is now accepting applications.

Read more ...

Important Update on Applying for Unemployment Insurance Benefits (March 30, 2020)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Minnesota's Unemployment Insurance team members are processing more applications for unemployment benefits than ever before. It is our top priority to process applications efficiently and effectively, and to ensure that we can deliver for Minnesotans in this time of need.

To ensure our system can handle the increased activity we are experiencing, we are asking that *new* unemployment insurance applicants apply online on an assigned day, based on your social security number (SSN).

If you need to apply for unemployment benefits for the first time, please refer to the schedule below to learn when you are scheduled to apply. You will only be allowed to apply on your assigned day - or on Thursday or Friday if you missed your assigned day.

Read more ...

Family Service Rochester implements COVID-19 Grocery Shopping Service (March 27, 2020)

Family Service Rochester implements COVID-19 Grocery Shopping Service

Olmsted County residents who are homebound and unable to shop for groceries can contact Family Service Rochester for help. FSR will match requests with a volunteer to assist with shopping.
Requests can be submitted online at familyservicerochester.org or by calling 507-218-3267 between 9 am – 3 pm. All volunteers have background checks and COVID-19 screening for health and
safety.
 
Read more ...

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