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During the spring of 2015, DMC was holding its final hearings. At about the same time Major Jim Frye from the Salvation Army had spoken with the Rochester Area Interfaith Leaders about his concerns related to DMC and how the Salvation Army’s community service buildings were not on the DMC map. Such services are critical services and many issues were raised regarding accessibility and the impact on social services by DMC.

These concerns were brought back to the Justice and Peace Ministry Team of Congregational Church UCC. After discussion, the team decided to appear before the final DMC meeting asking for a social impact statement, and they made plans for what would be the first In the Shadow of Growth Forums on June 17, 2015. Presenters were individuals from the community services area. With approximately 120 concerned community members in attendance, it was felt that a second forum would be held to gauge from those community members to see what direction the group would be from there.

So, a community group had started. In the meantime, several downtown church leaders had been meeting about the same issues. The group was called In the City for Good. The steering committee for the Forums met and chose to take on that name. There are eight Action groups working with the issues of Living Wages, Transportation, Affordable Housing, Sustainability, Social Services, Education, Social Justice and Historic Preservation.

 

2018 News

October News

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT FORUM October 7th 2:00-3:30 p.m. Peace UCC

We are co-hosting/co-sponsoring a forum for candidates Feehan and Hagedorn for the First Congressional District with ISAIAH, CURE, SEIU Healthcare MN, Sierra Club, Faith in Minnesota, and Rochester Interfaith Immigrant Rights Coalition

October 7th 2:00 -3:30 p.m. at Peace UCC, 1503 2nd Av NE.  Update: Candidate Hagedorn will not be in attendance.

GENERAL ELECTION CITY COUNCIL AND SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE FORUM

Thursday, October 11th, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

125 Live

Steering Committee:

Tuesday, October 2th, 4 p.m at the United Way Building, 903 West Center Street. Main floor Conference Room

Upcoming meetings: November 6th, 4 p.m. Second floor conference room

Affordable Housing Action Group

Monday, Oct 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the United Way Building, 903 West Center Street

Upcoming meetings:  November 12th.

Sustainability Action Group

October 18th, 3:30 pm at Assisi Heights.

 Upcoming meetings: November 15th

Social Action Group 

Wednesday, October 17th (note day change for October only), 6:30 p.m. Congregational Church, 974 Skyline Dr SW.  

Upcoming Meetings:   Monday, November 19th, December 17th

Age-Friendly Community Action Group

October 24, 6:30 p.m. at 125 Live

Upcoming meetings: November 28

The next meeting of the Library Advocacy Action group- watch for meeting notice.


 

August/September News

Steering Committee:

Tuesday, August 21st, 4 p.m at the United Way Building, 903 West Center Street. Main floor Conference Room

Affordable Housing Action Group

Monday August 13th at 7:00 p.m. at the United Way Building, 903 West Center Street 

Sustainability Action Group

August 16th, 3:30 pm at Assisi Heights.

Social Services Action Group 

We have postponed our August meeting and are working on projects.  If you are interested in helping, let us know by emailing to this address.  

Age-Friendly Community Action Group

August 22nd 6:30 p.m. at 125 Live

 

The next meeting of the Library Advocacy Action group- watch for meeting notice.

 

SAVE THE DATE | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 | 6:30- 8:00PM

We are pleased to welcome to our September 27th community forum, Danielle Arigoni, Director of Livable Communities at AARP, where she works to support AARP’s 53 state offices, and nearly 250 localities in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, to create great places for all people of all ages.

Danielle is an urban planner by education, and has nearly 20 years of professional experience contributing to more sustainable and resilient federal, state and local policy, including prior leadership positions at USEPA and HUD. Location TBD.

 

SAVE THE DATE | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11

General Election Candidate Forum

More info to follow

 


 

June News

Steering Committee:

Tuesday, June 5th 4 p.m at the United Way Building, 903 West Center Street Conference Room C, second floor.

Affordable Housing Action Group

Monday June 11th at 7:00 p.m. at the United Way Building, 903 West Center Street

Monday July 9th at 7:00 p.m. at the United Way Building, 903 West Center Street

Monday August 13th at 7:00 p.m. at the United Way Building, 903 West Center Street

Sustainability Action Group

June 21st, 3:30 pm at Assisi Heights.

July 19th, 3:30 pm at Assisi Heights.

August 167th, 3:30 pm at Assisi Heights.

Social Services Action Group 

Join us Monday, June 18th, 6:30 p.m., with guest speaker Katie Powell from the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition speaking on poverty in Olmsted County and the area. Congregational Church, 974 Skyline Dr SW

Age-Friendly Community Action Group

June 27th 6:30 p.m. at 125 Live

July 25th 6:30 p.m. at 125 Live

August 22nd 6:30 p.m. at 125 Live 

The next meeting of the Library Advocacy Action group- watch for July meeting notice.

UPCOMING COUNCIL CANDIDATE PRIMARY FORUM- SAVE THE DATE- Thursday, JULY 26th


May News

IN THE SHADOW OF GROWTH FORUM!
A Conversation with Mayor Ardell Brede

Thursday, May 10 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Christ United Methodist Church

400 5th Av SW

Reception with the Mayor - light refreshments from 6:00 to 6:30

Steering Committee:

Tuesday, May 1st 4 p.m at the United Way Building, 903 West Center Street Conference Room C, second floor.

Tuesday, June 5th 4 p.m at the United Way Building, 903 West Center Street Conference Room C, second floor.

Affordable Housing Action Group

Monday, May 14th  2018, at 6:30 (TOUR) and  7:00 pm (Meeting) at the former Crossroads Campus, 920 Mayowood Dr SW

Monday June 11th at 7:00 p.m. at the United Way Building, 903 West Center Street

Monday July 9th at 7:00 p.m. at the United Way Building, 903 West Center Street

Monday August 13th at 7:00 p.m. at the United Way Building, 903 West Center Street

Sustainability Action Group

May 17th, 3:30 pm at Assisi Heights.

June 21st, 3:30 pm at Assisi Heights.

July 19th, 3:30 pm at Assisi Heights.

August 167th, 3:30 pm at Assisi Heights.

Social Services Action Group 

Monday, May 21st, 6:30 p.m., Congregational Church, 974 Skyline Dr SW.

Join us Monday, June 18th, 6:30 p.m., with guest speaker Katie Powell from the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition speaking on poverty in Olmsted County and the area. Congregational Church, 974 Skyline Dr SW

Age-Friendly Community Action Group

May 23rd 6:30 p.m. at 125 Live

June 27th 6:30 p.m. at 125 Live

July 25th 6:30 p.m. at 125 Live

August 22nd 6:30 p.m. at 125 Live

The next meeting of the Library Action group- watch for notice.

 

 


April Meetings

Steering Committee: Tuesday, April 3rd ,  4 p.m at the United Way Building, 903 West Center Street Conference Room

The next meeting of the Affordable Housing Action Group is scheduled for April 9, 2018, at 7:00 pm at the United Way Building, 903 West Center Street

The next meeting of the Social Services Action Group will be Monday, April 16th , 6:30 p.m., Congregational Church, 974 Skyline Dr SW.

The next meeting of the Sustainability Action Group will meet April 19th, 3:30 pm at Assisi Heights.

The next meeting of the Age-Friendly Community Action Group – is April 25th, 6:30 125 Live

The Library Action Team was scheduled to be on the first Wednesday of each month 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the library meeting room A. Due to multiple unexpected circumstances, the meeting for April must be postponed. We have not been able to settle on a new date as yet so will announce later.  Please send an email to me at [email protected] if you would like to join the Library Action Team (LAT) and include any meeting preferences as we try to settle on a regular date and time. Mondays and Thursdays already must be excluded due to other conflicts with some schedules. It might help you choose if you look at the library web page for their meeting rooms and specifically for the availability for meeting room A:  https://root.evanced.info/rochester/evanced/roomrequest.asp    If I could at least get a sense of whether the majority can do afternoons or prefer evenings would be a big help.

 


 

March Activities

 
The next meeting of the Affordable Housing Action Group is scheduled for March 12, 2018, at 7:00 pm at the United Way Building, 903 West Center Street

Steering Committee: Tuesday, March 13th 4 p.m at the United Way Building, 903 West Center Street Conference Room C, second floor.

The next meeting of the Sustainability Action Group will meet March 15th, 3:30 pm at Assisi Heights.

The next meeting of the Social Services Action Group will be Monday, March 19th , 6:30 p.m., Congregational Church, 974 Skyline Dr SW.

The next meeting of the Age-Friendly Community Action Group – March 28th 6:30 p.m. at 125 Live

The next meeting of the Library Action group- watch for notice.

 


 

 

March Forum

Forum with guest Heidi Welsch, the new Olmsted County Administrator, who will share County updates and answer our questions related to our action issues. March 8th, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church. All are welcome! Please join us!

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February Activities

Steering Committee: Tuesday, February 6th 3 p.m (note the time change) at the United Way Building, 903 West Center Street Conference Room C, second floor.

The next meeting of the Affordable Housing Action Group is scheduled for February 12, 2018, at 7:00 pm at the United Way Building, 903 West Center Street

The next meeting of the Sustainability Action Group will meet February 15th, 3:30 pm at Assisi Heights.

The next meeting of the Social Services Action Group will be Monday, February 26th , 6:30 p.m., Congregational Church, 974 Skyline Dr SW. As we seek to address poverty and homelessness, join us and our guest, Kathryn Lozada, So Minnesota Organizer for Isaiah MN. Join us as we hear more about action and partnership possibilities with Isaiah

The next meeting of the Library Action group is February 28th, Library, Conf room A. 6-7:30 p.m.

The next meeting of the Age-Friendly Community Action Group – Watch for updates!

FEBRUARY 22, 2018 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join community groups including Communities United for Rochester Empowerment (CURE), SEIU Healthcare Minnesota, ISAIAH, Faith in Minnesota, In The City for Good, Sierra Club North Star Chapter and Navigate MN will host a candidate forum featuring multiple candidates running for Governor of Minnesota in 2018! Peace United Church of Christ, 1503 2nd Av NE

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A sub-site of Community Beam, the City4Good website is being prototyped by openBEAM.net  to help the "In the City For Good initiative" to better collaborate.
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Age Friendly Community Survey (November 18, 2018)

How well is Rochester meeting your needs as you age? A survey.

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Race Exhibit 2018 (November 17, 2018)

Reviving 2009 Race Exhibit in a condensed version.

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Kiwanis Club of Rochester 4Q 2018 Community Services (November 17, 2018)

These are some of the volunteering activities that we participated in.

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Open Beam: A "For Purpose" Entity (November 02, 2018)

openBeam is having conversations with for-purpose agent(s) to explore the adoption of holacracy framework.

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Journey of Peace: Voice of Hope Keynote Speech (October 30, 2018)

At the November 2018 JoP event, speech by Judge Kevin Lund that calls for in service of hope for those less fortunate that us. 

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Cradle to Career publishes community report (October 16, 2018)

Cradle to Career published Community Report and recruiting Collaborative Action Network (CAN) conveners for Kindergarten Readiness and On-Time Graduation.

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6 Crtical Components for Discovery Square (October 04, 2018)

Presented to DMCC Board in its September 2018 board meeting.

 

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Greater Rochester Non-Profit Partners (GRNPP) Formal Alliance Proposal (October 02, 2018)

Announcing Rochester Area Nonprofit Consortium Forum November 13, 2018 and info on prior webinars to formally kick off this work. A number of members of the Greater Rochester Non-Profit Partners (GRNPP) are proposing a formal alliance framework.

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