You are here: Home / Community Assets / Diversity Council

Diversity Council

 

Organization Info
Impacts/Projects/Collaborators 
Beam Assessment

Organization Information


Organization: Diversity Council

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit ; CNG Aware

Organization Mission: Educate people to embrace diversity as a foundation for building a healthy, prosperous and inclusive community.

Website

 


Related News and Status


 

Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Best Practice, Business Process, Children & Youth, Consultancy, Diversity and Inclusion, Education, Immigration, Workforce Development

March 21, 2020 TBD: Diversity Council March 2020 Newsletter

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

July 08, 2019 openBeam.net: Diversity Council Recipient of 2019 Anti-Racism Initiative Category

Diversity Council selected as recipient of the 2019 Nonprofit Mission Award in the category of Anti-Racism Initiative  

 

    Read more

    November 12, 2018 openBeam.net: Diversity Council newsmaker

    A sample of Diversity Council community engagement activities.

    Read more

    April 28, 2017 openBEAM.net: Diversity Council extending Compass Points Data to direct Rapid Concensus conversations

    On April 26, 2017 Diversity Council utilizing data from Rochester/Olmsted County Compass Points data combining with other community data analyses successfully developed and convened a Rapid Consensus conversation program as part of the 2017 Mayo Community Luncheon celebrating and inspiring an inclusive community. 

    Read more

    December 24, 2016 TBD: Diversity Council Releases A Summary of Kim Norton's Oasis of Peace Conversations

    From Kim Norton's Nov 22, 2016 Oasis for Peace meeting, Diversity Council has released a summary of salient points brought up in the meeting.

    Read more

    September 24, 2016 openBEAM.net: Diversity Council's Governance Policies

    Diversity Council uses Policy Governance to run its organization. Its board has just completed a 3 month planning session revising its Ends policies.

    Read more
    March 29, 2020: Collider Coworking Updates

    March 2020, February, 2020 and October 13th, 2019 Updates

     

    Read more ...
    March 27, 2020: Family Service Rochester implements COVID-19 Grocery Shopping Service

    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 ...
    March 27, 2020: Rochester-Area Economic Development Inc (RAEDI) Loan News

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

    Read more ...
    March 27, 2020: Governor Tim Walz Press Conference Summary

    Governor Tim Walz today joined leaders from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Department of Employment and Economic Development, Department of Education, and the State Emergency Operations Center to answer questions from the press on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Read more ...
    March 26, 2020: Rochester Community Warming Center

    (1) Rochester Community Warming Center relocates to Mayo Civic Center Exhibition Hall effective immediately 

    (2) Olmsted County will comply with Governor Walz’s Executive Order directing all Minnesotans to stay at home to help contain the spread of COVID-19 from Friday, March 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. to Friday, April 10, 2020. This means that Olmsted County residents, and all Minnesotans, should only leave home when absolutely necessary for essential needs and to maintain essential services. This new order follows similar actions from our neighboring state of Wisconsin. 

    Read more ...
    March 22, 2020: Resilient Option - finding strength and connection

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

    Read more ...
    March 18, 2020: Council's Priorities During COVID-19

    Over the coming days, you will begin to see a rapid number of updates on our Council Facebook page. These updates will provide you with the latest information on actions the federal and state governments have taken as components of their ongoing response to mitigate the health and economic impacts of COVID-19. 

    Read more ...
    March 18, 2020: Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation

    Announcing the Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund (MDRF)

    Read more ...
    March 16, 2020: United Way of Olmsted County: Inter-Agency Volunteer Coordination

    Inter-Agency Volunteer Coordination: United Way has created a channel for Rochester-area nonprofits to coordinate staffing resources to meet the demand for essential services during a Covid-19 outbreak

    Read more ...
    March 15, 2020: ROCHESTER AREA YOUTH TECH FOUNDATION and RPS need laptops for students

    Rochester Area Youth Tech Foundation is working with Rochester Public Schools to provide laptops to students who do not currently have access to technology at home, in an effort to mitigate potential educational disruptions for these students. 

    Read more ...
    March 12, 2020: Health Assessment and Planning

    March 2020 Olmsted County Health Assessment & Planning Process (HAPP) Meeting Recap

    Read more ...
    March 02, 2020: Cradle to Career

    Feb news, Jan. Updates to RPS Board

     

    Read more ...
    February 27, 2020: Rochester Nonprofit Consortium Meeting Materials

    2020-02-11 Strengthening our Human Services Ecosystem by Rochester Nonprofit Consortium meeting materials

    Read more ...

    Community Anchor Participation: CNG

     

    .

    Impacts

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

    PlanScape

    Lvl 1: Best Practice ; Business Process ; Children & Youth ; Consultancy ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Education ; Immigration ; Workforce Development

    Lvl 2: African American ; Asian American and Pacific Islander ; Disable ; Diversity Training ; Education ; Native American ; Latino ; LGBT ; Women ; Veteran ; Society ; Adult Education ; Human Resource ; Immigration ; Best Practice ; Business Process ; Children & Youth ; Consultancy ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Leadership ; Legal Compliance ; Networking ; Workforce Development

    DMC Impact:

    Community Health Impact area: Comprehensive ; Financial Stress/Homelessness

     


    Potential Projects

    Project Involvement Candidates:


     

    Potential Collaborators

    Potential Collaborators:

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

    Collective Impact

    Site Information
    Beam
    • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
    • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
    • Our hope is that dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

    While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

    This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

    Definitions
    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.
    Links
    Links to Beam and beam sub-sites: