Afterwords

1.       Strengthening Adult Capacities to Improve Child Outcomes: A New Strategy for Reducing Intergenerational Poverty, by Jack P. Shonkoff, Harvard University

2.       Case Study: Four Oakes This Alliance member agency based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa created TotalChild which takes a wholistic view to address immediate needs while providing wraparound support services to the family until the child reaches adulthood.  Susan referenced how Four Oakes is working with housing services as a component of support services.

3.       Attached are materials about The Opportunity Alliance in Portland, Maine.  You will find the evaluation report that explores the impact and cost savings from the reduction of child removal.  This organization is a pilot site in the Strategy Counts initiative.  In addition, I attached a profile of the organization, a graphical storyboard, and this link to a  video interview series with CEO Mike Tarpinian.

4.       Finally, we invite you to look at attending the 2014 Neighborhood Revitalization Conference on July 24-25 in Washington, DC.  This is a great convening of community leaders.   

Susan and I would like to schedule 60 minutes for a follow up call with you and Joanne Stormer of the Rochester Area Foundation.  A few times that could work for us include April 28 (between 10AM and 1PM); April 29 (between noon and 2PM); and May 1 (between noon and 2PM or 3PM to 5PM).  Could you send me a few times that work for you and Joanne?

Thank you.

Mike

Michael Mortell

Director, Strategy Counts Initiative

Alliance for Children and Families

11700 W. Lake Park Drive

Milwaukee, WI 53224

414-359-6560 office

414-305-1483 mobile

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Collaboration with the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans (May 18, 2020)

This storytelling project with CAPM will feature Minnesota Cambodian community leaders in a series of video shorts.

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Plans for a pair of transit villages connected by a dedicated route are being scaled back. (May 18, 2020)

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Governor Tim Walz announced the next phase of the COVID-19 response (May 14, 2020)

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Diversity Council Newsletters with COVID-19 Info (May 12, 2020)

In light of all that is going on throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Diversity Council wants to remain a connector and convener for all those in need throughout our community. If you are aware of valuable information and resources, please email info@diversitycouncil.org and we will do our best to increase awareness.

If you have needs to express as an individual or member of a particular community, please reach out to info@diversitycouncil.org. Diversity Council is willing and happy to hear your concerns and connect you with the correct resources.

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Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce - back to work info series (May 11, 2020)

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MPR Invite COVID Community Helpers Stories (May 07, 2020)

Looking for moments when people are helping other people in the community. In a nod to Fred Rogers, in bad times look for the helpers. So, please consider sharing a story about a helper in your community.

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Rochester Downtown Alliance Downtown and Inteview Series (May 05, 2020)

Preparing to re-open and interviewing Rochester Area Nonprofit Consortium about COVID. 

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DMC Webinar Series - Road to Recovery (May 03, 2020)

Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency (DMC EDA) hosted a week-long webinar series titled “Road to Recovery – Navigating the Path to Economic Recovery,” April 27 – May 1 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM.

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COVID Communication Survey (May 01, 2020)

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