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Access keys

Access keys are a navigation device enabling you to get around this web site using your keyboard.

Available access keys

This site uses a setup that closely matches most international recommendations on access keys. These are:

  • 1 — Home Page
  • 2 — Skip to content
  • 3 — Site Map
  • 4 — Search field focus
  • 5 — Advanced Search
  • 6 — Site navigation tree
  • 9 — Contact information
  • 0 — Access Key details

Accessibility Statement

We have undertaken to use our knowledge and understanding of the ways in which different people access the Internet, to develop a web site that is clear and simple for everybody to use.

Validation

We have used XHTML 1.0 and CSS that conforms to specification, as laid out by the W3C because we believe that usability and accessibility must have a solid foundation. If anything on this web site does not validate correctly, please contact the Site Administration, and not the Plone Team.

We have also endeavoured to achieve AA accessibility as measured against version 1.0 of the WCAG. We are aware however, that a number of the checkpoints of the WCAG are subjective — and although we are sure that we have met them squarely, there may be instances where interpretation may vary.

BEAM

Build, Enable

Activate, Model

Commitment to IT equity,

openness and service

Community News

This panel displays the latest community news. For a standalone view please click this LINK.



March 04, 2024: City of Rochester, MN

DEI Presentation Topics: 

Language Access and Accessibility

Equity in the Built Environment

2024 Initiatives

 



March 04, 2024: County of Olmsted, MN

Reorganization: Olmsted County announces changes to advisory boards for human services and human rights.

“This new model positions us to better learn from our residents and address community needs.”

Open Beam Comments : Accountability of actions and results

 



March 01, 2024: Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization

1Q 2024:

Feb 2024 - Admin Message, TBE Report

Jan 2024: Admin Message, TBE Report

Special callouts 



March 01, 2024: Rochester Public Schools Strategic Plan

RPS:

Best Practices in Recruitment and Project Management Appointments

John Marshall Black Student Union:

African and African American students are sometimes viewed by their white peers as a monolithic group with identical life experiences.



February 24, 2024: 2024 The Year of Respect

Promotion Post Bulletin Wraps 

Actionable Steps

Quotes from BIPOC voices

 



February 21, 2024: Mayo Clinic Bold Forward Unbound

Bold Forward Announcements

Video Mayo CEO

Mayo News June 2023

Related News: Community Reactions ; City of Rochester Support of Bold (2/1/2024)



February 19, 2024: Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation

Due March 5, 2024 Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation seeking applications for Early Literacy Grants



February 12, 2024: Destination Medical Center (DMC)

Feb 1, 2024 DMCC Board Meeting

Private investment metrics



February 07, 2024: BioRochester and MedHub 3.0

DMCC Board Updates:

1. Feb 2024 DMCC Board Meeting: Video Clip of Discussion at Feb 1 2024 DMCC Board - DMC part of MedTech 3.0; Memo to DMCC

2. Nov. 2023 Video Clip of Discussion at DMCC Board Meeting about MN MedTech 3.0 Description and Webinar

References: US DEA Tech Hub Awardees 



February 06, 2024: Luther College

Luther College Rochester Immersion internship placements and coursework information:

2023, 2022, 2021 programming information 



February 03, 2024: Jeremiah Program

2024 Fundraising : Chocolate for a Cause! Get your chocolate bar for a chance to win one of five golden tickets! Order yours today Scan the QR Code or click here: LINK

2018 Information presented to December 18, 2018 HRA.



January 30, 2024: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)

1. The state of Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) program offers grants to help train or retrain your workforce. We've helped train thousands of workers in the state.

2/ New Minnesota Fund Reimburses Employers for Costs of Reasonable Accommodations



January 29, 2024: NAACP, Rochester Chapter

(1) 2024 Black History Month Press Release

(2) 2023 Black History Month Press Release

(3) 2022 Black History Month Press Release;

(4) 2021 Black History Month Press Release  



January 26, 2024: State of Minnesota

Office Of Higher Education: Grant funds to support formerly incarcerated students in postsecondary education. 

Department of Human Services: Community Engagement Hub



January 26, 2024: United Way of Olmsted County

FoodSecurity noun “limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways” (USDA).



January 25, 2024: City of Rochester, MN

Two parttime roles

Community Connector – Somali Speaking

Community Connector – Spanish Speaking

 



January 19, 2024: Minnesota Department of Health

January 2024 Request for Proposal: Improve child development outcomes related to the well-being of children of color and Indigenous children from prenatal to grade three and their families. Reduce racial disparities in children’s health and development from prenatal to grade three. Promote racial and geographic equity.

MDH Job Opportunities



January 19, 2024: Wilder Research (MN Compass Team)

Dec 2023 Newsletter

DATA MYTHBUSTERS, part 3

Cost burdened households

Programs and resources to help you with DEI and leadership initiatives:



January 18, 2024: ACT-SO Olympics of the Mind

Empowering Minds, Inspiring Change: Rochester Branch of the NAACP Unveils ACT-SO, Olympics of the Mind, with a Boost from $75k Mayo Clinic Commitment Against Racism 2023 Grant!

Press Release 

Admin Message



January 13, 2024: Community Health Assessment Process

Notice of Intent to Publish a Notice of Funding Opportunity for Clinical-Community Linkages to Address Unmet Social Needs and Adverse Social Determinants of Health to Advance Health Equity among Populations Experiencing Health Disparities (R01)