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Engage the Community

Beam Project Type: Programming Tooling     Project in Concept Phase

Expand Goal 2 of the library's strategic plan: "Engage the Community"

Detailed Description

Project Ideas include:

1. Expand Goal 2 of the library's strategic plan: "Engage the Community"
2. Interested in ways to reduce the time organizations spend developing/keeping paper/computer files to local organization information (developing a better infrastructure for I &R)
3. Find a way to have a community "health" calendar where organizations can easily input what 'activities' for health they have (for example, during National Diabetes Month, where are nutrition classes? Free testing? Free exercise sessions?)

Work Product

Community Network Website

Impacts

PlanScape

Level 1: Technology Enablement

Level 2:

DMC: Learning Environment

Community Health: Mental Health ; Obesity ; Financial Stress/Homelessness ; Diabetes ; Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Collaboration

Lead Organization: Rochester Public Library

Confirmed Collaborators: Rochester Public Library

Potential Collaborators: Community Networking Group (CNG) ; Rochester Adult and Familty Literacy ; Rochester Area Family Y

Status Reports Related PlanScape Status on: Technology Enablement

January 28, 2018: openBEAM.net Projects Status

We are forming and expanding a team to help area non-profits to better utilize their IT infrastructure.

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July 24, 2017: Wilder Research

In collaboration with the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, Minnesota Compass invites you to participate in a listening session in the southern region.

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July 06, 2017: Diversity in Business Resource (DIBR Registry)

In June J2G D/I Committee meeting, though Al Lun has built a prototype, decision was made to connect with J2G board for its guidance on the future of this project.

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June 28, 2017: Discovery Square Biolab (Mortenson) 1st Building

The building (Building1@DSQ) aims to serve as a catalyst for Discovery Square, a 16-block area on the south end of downtown that Mayo and local officials want to develop as a life science research campus.
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April 28, 2017: 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. 

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March 27, 2017: M. A. Mortenson Co. to lead DMC Discovery Square development

M. A. Mortenson Co. will lead Mayo Clinic's development of up to 2 million square feet of research and education space in the Destination Medical Center Discovery Square district, the clinic announced today.

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February 13, 2017: Discovery Square Biolab (Mortenson) Status Updates to DMCC

Discovery Square Updates from Mortenson: (1) Project Update (2) Phase 1 Project Team (3) Connection with DMC Development Plan (4) Schedule/Next Steps

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August 04, 2016: Olmsted County Compass Points (Community Dashboard) Status

August CNG meeting to review Rochester/Olmsted County Compass Points 2016 Draft. 

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June 29, 2016: Other Community Dashboards

CNG is working with Wilder Research to construct a score card similar to Compass Points Minnesota for Olmsted County and Rochester.  The development agreement will have Wilder Research (MN Compass) produce a static dashboard similar to the 2016 Compass Points for MN.

Wilder Research also publishes a number of interesting dashboards per the following:

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May 27, 2016: NIH Awarding Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic has been awarded $142 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health to create a research repository of biologic samples to advance precision medicine.

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May 21, 2016: 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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March 12, 2016: Meeting with Wilder Research on General Dashboard Requirements

Al Lun representing Rochester Area Foundation and CNG to meet with Wilder Foundation regarding General Community Dashboard requirements, specifications, scope of work and deliverables.

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Last modified by allnode on 2018/01/16
Created by on 2014/04/11

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.
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