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RPS: Community Focus Team (Equity/Cultural Responsiveness)

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Organization: RPS: Community Focus Team (Equity/Cultural Responsiveness)

Sector: Collective

Organization Mission: The Community Focus Team will dedicate itself to engaging all school district stakeholders in conversations about racism and its effects regarding equity and disparity of marginalized student populations and provide advice/counsel and recommendations to the School Board to foster student success.








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


Lvl 1: Children & Youth ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Education

Lvl 2: African American ; Asian American and Pacific Islander ; Native American ; Latino ; Pre-school Education ; Learning Environment

DMC Impact:

Community Health Impact area:



Status/News Reports:

September 11, 2017 September, August , July , June & May News from Community Focus Team

September, August, July, June and May, 2017 Community Focus Team news and meeting notes.

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February 07, 2017 openBEAM: How can the community find out about the status of the RPS Community Focus Team recommendations?

In August 2016, the Community Focus Team brought forward a set of recommendations. Questions from the community: What has happened since then and how do we get engaged?

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Organization Life Cycle Assessment:


Site Information
  • 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 Cbeam will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, Cbeam'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 relevancies 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. Cbeam could be an interesting first step.

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
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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