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June 22, 2017 Public Report On Rochester A City of Compassion (RocCoC)


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.



June 22 Meeting



June 19,  2017 CoC Planning Team Meeting Agenda


Team notes:



  • 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
  • Signing the City Charter for Compassion August 30th, Peace Plaza, 12:00 - 1:30

Some themes that arose at our June 5th meeting:

  • Rochester is program rich and perhaps our compassion initiative can be a force to unify good work being done for the many responses to suffering in our community. We do not need to create a new program. Al Lun's can be built upon.
  • Should we approach the city to create a Compassion Commission so the message is not just coming from the Mayor but embedded within the city structure?
    Each person suggest 5 people you would like to invite into the work to give influence, input, creative force....
  • We can choose an initial focus, create a "dream for compassion in our community". What came up:

Children - elementary and use the arts for expression; a project in 2018 following the Locks of Compassion blast this summer responding to refugees. Paula Smith?
The Key Club in the schools; other suggestions?
The schools - interest in knowing more about the "From Cradle to Career" program, can we be a part of this? - RCTC's Compassion curriculum with Steve Juenemann; using Dr. Amit Sood's SMART training with teachers, school staff. Jean Marvin of the Rochester School Board has offered to be our portal into RPS.
Nurses training because of the increased need for nurses in our health care system






June 22, 2017 Public Report On Rochester A City of Compassion (RocCoC)



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DMC Impact(s): Health & Wellness

PlanScape(s): Best Practice ; Caring Relationship ; Civic Engagement ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Sustainability

Community Health Impact(s): Mental Health

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  • 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 will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community,'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. could be an interesting first step.

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
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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