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In the City for Good: Housing and Sustainability News

 

Please join us for the next IN THE SHADOW OF GROWTH FORUM, June 15th 7:00 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church.  See flyer attached.

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Affordable Housing Action Group- June 12th and July 10th, 7:00 p.m. United Way Building, 903 West Center

 

Sustainability Action Group Meeting June 15th, 3:30 p.m.,  Assisi Heights

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Social Services

Education 

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A CALL TO ACTION FROM THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING GROUP!:


If you are concerned about the current and future lack of affordable workforce housing in Rochester, we are asking that you email your city council representative now, to let them know you support the recommendations of the Inclusionary Housing report by Grounded Solutions.

 

You will find a link/button on the city website to email your council member:

 

http://www.rochestermn.gov/government/city-council/council-members

 

It’s important that each email is individualized, so we are recommending you include the following information:

 

1.       Use a personal story; for example, maybe you or someone you know has had trouble finding affordable workforce housing.

2.      Send it to all of the city council members and the mayor (there is a button on the website which will send to all).

3.      Ask them to adopt the recommendations of the report as presented by Grounded Solutions and in the levels recommended in the report.

 

City of Compassion News

 

City of Compassion Value Statements

  • We believe that a compassionate world is a peaceful world
  • We believe that a compassionate world is possible when every man, woman and child treats others as they wish to be treated - with dignity, equity and respect
  • We believe that all human beings are born with the capacity for compassion, and that it must be cultivated for human beings to survive and thrive.
  • Join to make compassion a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world. Embrace the compassion revolution.

 

 

Meetings

  • The next meeting will be Monday June 19th in Walters at Assisi Heights.
  • All meetings are 5:30 pm
  • Continued schedule, please come as you are able.
  • June 26
  • No meeting July 3rd
  • July 10th 17th, 24th, 31st
  • August 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
  • Mayor Brede Signing the City Charter for Compassion August 30th, Peace Plaza, 12:00 - 1:30
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Rochester Public Library

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Minnesota Children's Museum - Rochester

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Community Status/News

OpenBeam: A "For Purpose" Enterprise (March 20, 2019)

Founding Members' Understanding and Agreement signed by Erik and Al. 

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RT Autism Awareness Foundation Inc Press Release (March 15, 2019)

RT Autism Awareness Foundation has been awarded a grant from the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, for programs and activities supporting the well being of individuals and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Diagnosis.

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Southeastern Minnesota League of Municipalities (SEMLM) (March 13, 2019)

State lawmakers from Southeast Minnesota are pushing to create a $25 million revolving loan fund to spur business and entrepreneurial activity in the region’s towns and cities."

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Isaiah News (March 06, 2019)

Rochester ISAIAH Community Meetings: Recap of 3/3 and Onto 3/31

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Rochester-Olmsted County Youth commission (March 05, 2019)

The Rochester-Olmsted Youth Commission is bringing the Tents of Witness exhibit to Rochester on April 13th – April 16th. 

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Alternative Learning Center - A Success Story (We want you back) (March 05, 2019)

A success story about ALC.  "We want you back" on YouTube. A Hmong student's high school graduation journey after quitting school to work to help support his family at the age of 16.

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Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights) (February 23, 2019)

2019-02-23 2018-2019 Report presented to RPS school board and comparison with 2018 reporting. 

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