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The Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change

The Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change is a national forum in which leaders of innovative and promising efforts to improve conditions in poor communities can share lessons about their work and make progress on common challenges : The Roundtable’s goal is to strengthen the quality of policies, research, and practice aimed at improving outcomes for children, youth, families and communities in distressed areas, as well as to strengthen the practice in the community change field in a way that will lead to vibrant, racially equitable communities. They also support work on community revitalization efforts.

 

The Roundtable also examines the contribution of community-building strategies to improve social, economic, and civic outcomes for children, youth, families and neighborhoods; build the capacity of local governments and communities to work more effectively toward common goals; and explore and apply innovative learning methodologies to community-building topics. The Roundtable is known for its pioneering work on Theories of Change and community building evaluation.

 

That said, they have several publications and “process and practice tutorials”  that could be useful to us.

  • Resident-Centered Community Building, What Makes it Different?
  • Complexity and Community Change, Managing Adaptively to Improve Effectiveness
  • Voices From the Field, Identifying effective policies and practices.

 

They are currently focused on helping a variety of organizations apply the lessons from “Voices From the Field”, including learning in real time, developing better connections between neighborhoods and regions, and aligning public and private resources for community benefit.

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CNG Partner Sites

United Way of Olmsted County

Rochester Area Foundation

Rochester Public Library

Diversity Council

Channel One

Minnesota Children's Museum - Rochester

CNC

A sub-site of dmcBEAM, the Community Network Center (CNC) aims to provide "continuous communication" for Community Networking Group (CNG) to increase awareness and understanding of public, private, non-profit organizations' plans and needs so that individually and collectively we will be more effective in carrying out our mission of serving the community.

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How to participate?

Step 1: Find out more about CNG and if its vision and mission inspire you to act. Things to consider include: What can I get out of participation? What can I contribute to the network? Take a look at the FAQ's and read more about this effort on our InfoCenter .

Step 2: Get on our distribution list.

 

Community Status/News

2019 Housing Status (August 18, 2019)

Housing coalition has invested $3 million in 16 months.

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United States Census - 2020 (August 06, 2019)

Earn extra income while helping your community. The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.

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Rochester Area Family Y (July 31, 2019)

Y Membership Scholarship Application Announcement.

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History Mystery (July 30, 2019)

$10,000  Matching Fund Competition!  A mystery donor has thrown down the gauntlet, challenging the new Executive Director, Waye Gannaway and You. 

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Pathway to Prosperity (July 26, 2019)

Olmsted County  Receives Grant for Pathways Toward Prosperity and Well-Being Program,

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Rochester Public Schools Superintendent Evaluation Study Group (July 26, 2019)

Study session by the school board on evaluating the superintendent. 

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Rochester Area Non-profit Coalition July 2019 Meeting Materials (July 25, 2019)

Presentations from Rochester Area Nonprofit Consortium, Alliance for Strong Families and Communities: HOSTS: Brooke Carlson, Lenore Schell (Alliance) and Ted Uczen (FEI Workfroce Resilience) 

 

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Community for Health Workgroup Log (July 23, 2019)

DMC EDA initiated Community For Health group effort notes.

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