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Community Beam to enable community collaboration

Beam Project Type: Tooling     Project in Available Phase

Many best-practiced communities have implemented community web-based dashboards to provide a "read-out" of the health and wellness metrics of the community. DMCC's website is a push technology and not so much as social, collaborative virtual teaming site. Olmsted County, Mayo, OMG (and others) have just completed a community health study and published a report. We should go further and have a plan to be more agile and responsive in changing statistics by implementing a dashboard.

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Detailed Description

Implement for the Rochester area a "Community Dashboard" as depicted in the following conceptual diagram.  

Strategy

Conceptual Phase:

Work with leading private/public/social organizations to obtain buy-in on a Community Dashboard notion. 

Prototype a website to demo. the usefulness. 

Point out existing dashboards (MN state, Compass, and others) as proof point of the need and value.

Impacts

PlanScape

Level 1: Best Practice ; Business Process ; Children & Youth ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Education ; Technology Enablement

Level 2: Business Process ; Technology Enablement

DMC: Commercial Research & Technology

Community Health:

Results

A community  that knows its priorities for more informed prevention or remediation investments.

Indicators (What are some of the signs that progress is being made?)

Percentage of social programs that are aligned to top community needs.

 

 

Metrics (What are actually being measured by the project?)

Number of visits

Accuracy of information

Surveys of users

Highlight Activities

2015-10-01

MN Compass presentation and discussions with CNG core team

2015-08-30

CNG steering committee is organizing a larger conversation on partnering with Minnesota Compass to build a Rochester-area dashboard. See CNG steering committee meeting summary


2015-07-18

1. CNG meeting with MN Compass. Potential to collaborate. Compass has state wide datasource and visualization for Olmsted County.

2. Need to differentiate what MNC does and what use cases dmcbeam can offer. Don't what to duplicate each other's work and drive unnecessary wedge

3. Will do a "portal" for Diversity and Inclusion first since it has a lot of use cases and is being requested by J2G's D&I Committee per Duane Salke.

Status Reports Related PlanScape Status on: Best Practice, Business Process, Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Education, Technology Enablement

September 10, 2017 openBEAM.net: MN Department of Education education data analysis

Great opportunity to get connected with deeper data collection and analysis on education outcomes. 

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May 21, 2016 openBEAM.net: Community Beam presentation to Collaborative Leadership Fellow

openBEAM.net gave a presentation on Community Beam, a community assets portal, to CLF on May 20, 2016.

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October 04, 2015 openBEAM.net: Community Dashboard Status

I am aware that the various anchor initiatives in Rochester have similar goals and that the organizations/teams driving these initiatives have great intention to collaborate.  I am also familiar with the difficulty of teaming and collaboration. That's why alignment of goals, indicators, strategies and measurements is highly valued in best-practices such as Lean 6 Sigma.  While leaders of the various organizations and projects have publicly declared their commitment and intentions to collaborate and to align goals, efforts and measurements.  Beyond the rhetoric, where is the "beef"?

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September 18, 2018: Diversity Council newsmaker

A sample of Diversity Council community engagement activities.

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September 16, 2018: Agreement with Minnesota Department of Human RIghts

RPS, ISD 535, entered into collaboration agreement with MDHR.

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September 07, 2018: Cradle to Career - Julie Block Named ED

Cradle to Career announced today that Julie Brock will join the community wide initiative as Executive Director

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July 30, 2018: Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights)

July 18, 2018 Commissioner Lindsey of the MN Department of Human Rights Forum with Rochester Community.

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July 27, 2018: CNG Steering Committee info "Stop the Census Citizenship Question"

CNG Steering Committee helping LWV spread the word to "Take Action Now To Stop the Census Citizenship Question!"

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July 13, 2018: Greater Rochester Non-Profit Partners (GRNPP) Formal Alliance Proposal

Two webinars to formally kick off this work. A number of members of the Greater Rochester Non-Profit Partners (GRNPP) are proposing a formal alliance framework.

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July 11, 2018: Prosperity Initiative

2018-07-011

Minority Business Conference hosted by SBDC, Diversity Council and Prosperity Initiative

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June 22, 2018: Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement

Recruiting members to join Community Engagement Workgroup.

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June 22, 2018: Olmsted County Complete Count 2020 Presentation to CNG

Complete Count 2020 representatives conducted a community briefing at 2018-06-21 CNG meeting on the importance and logistics of Olmsted County social and public agencies build out a network of helpers to ensure a complete count in 2020.

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June 19, 2018: 2018 RPS Discipline Data Update - Information

At the 6/19/2018 school board meeting, the following discipline data was presented.

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June 18, 2018: Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement

Volunteers are needed to help facilitate a Poverty Simulation on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
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June 15, 2018: Mayor Brede signed ICI pledge

On Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 11:00 am, the Journey to Growth team, the City of Rochester and citizens of Rochester will gather in the City Hall Atrium for a special Signing Ceremony, designating Rochester as the first U.S. City to join the Council of Europe’s ICI (Intercultural Cities Initiative) program.

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Last modified by allnode on 2017/09/20
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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.
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