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Organization: IMAA

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit

Organization Mission: IMAA builds bridges between cultures by supporting people in transition through multi-cultural services. IMAA was founded as a nonprofit organization in Rochester, Minnesota in 1984 to respond to the complex needs of thousands of refugees resettling to the area from war-torn Southeast Asia. IMAA provides culturally and linguistically appropriate support services that foster the well-being and independence of refugees and immigrants in their new home. These services span the spectrum of need and range from employment to interpreting; health care access to vocational training; social services to victim services. Last year, IMAA programs helped 824 refugees and immigrants find employment and helped guide over 2,000 people through the complex systems of health, language, legal and social services. IMAA’s budget is funded through a combination of public grants, private grants, service fees and individual contributions. IMAA is also a funded partner of the United Way of Olmsted County. The leadership at IMAA is committed to reflecting and responding to changes in the demographics of arriving refugees and immigrants, deliberately maintaining a multi-ethnic approach to service delivery. The majority of IMAA’s staff and board members are multilingual first generation immigrants and refugees committed to delivering upon the mission of IMAA each and every day.

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Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Immigration, Workforce Development

April 05, 2020 openBeam.net: IMAA COVID-19 Information Resources Translated in Multiple Lanuages

What is COVID-19 and How Do You Get Tested?

Please review the documents below to understand what to do if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Any non-English speaking refugees or immigrants who are experiencing symptoms may go to get a COVID-19 test without speaking to their primary provider or the nurse line first.

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October 30, 2020: The Village Community Garden & Learning Center a recipient of the 2020 PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation grant

 Congratulation to the Village Community Garden & Learning Center being named a recipient of the 2020 PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation grant. 

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October 19, 2020: Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC)

Through the Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Funds, MHC will award grants to American Indians and nonprofit organizations led by Native peoples, and immigrants and nonprofit organizations led by immigrants.

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October 09, 2020: Destination Medical Center (DMC) Plan 5 Year Update

 5 Year Plan Update draft, webinars on land investments, DMC status and Covid impacts. Reminder to comment on 5 year plan update 

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October 06, 2020: HGA (Rochester Location) United Way Campaign D/I emphasis

HGA, Rochester engaging with Diversity Council 2020 to explore Human Library collaboration. 

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September 22, 2020: Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) Major Milestone

(1) City Council approved ICI Resolution (2) City Council Study Session on ICI Index  

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September 20, 2020: Collider Foundation

Collider is Seeking Passionate Individuals for Three Contract Ecosystem Navigator Positions

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September 16, 2020: County of Olmsted, MN Covid CARES Funding

(1) Nonprofit grant with RAF (2) SMB grant with RAEDI (3) CARES Act Funds allocation.

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September 09, 2020: Connecting emmright with Collider

OpenBeam arranged a meeting between emmright and Collider. Good potential to collaborate especially in the Collider's Navigator program. 

 

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August 30, 2020: SE MN Together: Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion SE Minnesota

Convening conversation on how our region can work together to be a welcoming region. 

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August 26, 2020: Help Needed - Diversity Council of Rochester

Diversity Council is looking for members to join its team: (1) Facilitators (2) Curriculum Development & Delivery Manager

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August 25, 2020: United Way Funding Opportunities— (1) Early Success (2) Build Back Better

United Way of Olmsted County is seeking proposals: (1) programs that provide high quality childcare or early childhood education and (2) proposal to "build back better". 

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Impacts

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

PlanScape

Lvl 1: Diversity and Inclusion ; Economic Development ; Immigration ; Workforce Development

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Projects/Programs

Confirmed Project Involvement: Non-profit Consortium Buildout



 

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

Collective Impact

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