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CMRC September 26, 2023 Meeting

Topics: CMRC Partner SBDC Small Business Assistance Partnerships Grant; Superintendent Kent Pekel on Technology Referendum; Community Mobilization Engagement Updates
When Sep 26, 2023
from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM
Where Teams Meeting
Contact Name Al Lun
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Content: Agenda; Presentation (SBDC InfoAbout Tech Referendum, CMRC Updates) ; Video Recording; Takeaways | Related LINKS (August CMRC meeting; All CMRC Meeting Link)


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Meeting Materials





Free workshops



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Small Business Assistance Partnership Program




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About Technology Referendum



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September CMRC Updates



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Video Recording


Regrettably due to inexplicable operator mishap, while we really had a great presentation (followed by robust Q/A) from SBDC, Mark Thein and RPS Superintendent Kent Pekel yesterday, the Teams video recording did not take.  


For more info about the upcoming RPS Technology Referendum please view this info log on Beam


For more info about SBDC and the services it provides, please visit SBDC website


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Takeaways (Holding All of Us Accountable)


To be followed up in future RPS/CMRC interlocking

  • From ACHLA regarding Hispanic/Latino HS student graduation outcome: While the tech referendum does not directly address the HS graduation gap for graduation rate for Hispanic/Latino students, it is an essential element of the RPS Strategy Plan to close outcome disparities. See info on Beam. 
  • From CERT: Accountability of equitable tech usage knowledge for black families and students. This is related to RPS September Study Session regarding Education Equity. 
  • From Pamoja Women: The need to include parent technology usage education. (The superintendent mentioned an interesting idea of an app that lets students teach parents about tech usage.)
  • From Journie: Funding and resources distribution to targeted underserved populations (black and brown students)
  • From CMRC Steering Committee: There is potential linkages to MN DEED's Digital Equity federal grant funding to help close the BIPOC tech divide and to augment what RPS alone can do. It holds all of us accountable. It takes a village. 
  • In the City For Good will be hosting another Technology Referendum forum on October 19, 2023


To be followed up with SBDC

  • CMRC and other BIPOC stakeholders can connect with SBDC for consultations on business planning and support. Support is open to non-profits. For example, Journie can serve as conduit to its stakeholders to bring them to SBDC for consultations. Click HERE to sign up for no-cost confidential consulting services . 
  • CMRC can be the relationship network hub for SBDC to outreach to underrepresented groups. 
  • Take advantage of SBDC workshops such as the one being convened by CMRC SC Members, Kim Sin, Ayo Oyebola in October How to Start a Business


To be followed up with DMC EDA and City of Rochester


Misc Follow Up with Area Leading Organizations for Sponsorships


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Previous Month Material


August 2023


 TOC: Agenda, Presentation Slides (Innovation Ideas, CMRC Updates), Video Recording, Takeaways; September CMRC Meeting 


 MS Teams Meeting LINK






Previous Month


August 17, 2023 Agenda 


Feature Topic 


Charlie Perkins 

Strategic Thinker | Board Chair of Recovery is Happening | Author | LinkedIn Top Leadership Development Voice | Life & Business Coach | Accredited Member of Communications Media Managers Assoc. | Relationship Builder, Board Member: United Way of Olmsted County

Charlie Perkins will give a talk on the following Tech Innovation Ideas:  

1.  How to monetize your own content or licensed content  using Podcast, Web Radio, etc in today’s connected world.  

It's easier than you might think. Charlie started his web radio station in 2 days. CMRC member organizations can benefit from this to bring in additional revenue

2. How to produce short video clips to promote CMRC and your own business

3. Rochester-area Addiction Sector collaboration



CMRC Steering Committee Updates


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Charlie Perkins Innovation Ideas



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CMRC Updates




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Video Recording



 Welcome and Introduction: Rochester Nonprofit Consortium's racial justice pledge to support CMRC 2:25 ; Olmsted County, One Olmsted Community Council, interlocking with CMRC 4:49

ZEN FM 13:01; PodCast Channel 17:25 ; Content is King 20:05; Benefits 20:55; Steps to monetize content 25:14; Getting CMRC Message Across 32:34; Use Video to Tell the Story Example 34:17; Examples C. John Steer, Autumn Ridge Church 38:37; Ideas for CMRC 42:41;

Addiction Sector Coalition 46:07 Q/A 49:47

CMRC Updates

Completed Projects

52:03 RCTC/Perkins CTE 53:28 NIH ComPASS 59:37

New and on-going:

NIH Build UP Trust 1:05:05 meeting with Mayo Community Engagement Research on August 30, 2023 1:07:33 Mayo Clinic Innovation Grant 1:14:57; Kim Sin Mental Health Comment 1:21:10 ; DMC EDA Tech Hubs 1:22:56; SBDC Small Business Assistance Partnership 1:26:32; ICR 1:29:28

CMRC Future Planning 1:32:11

CMRC Member Events 1:33:42 ; Health Bridge US and China 1:34:15  ; Upcoming SBDC Training 1:36:25 


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August 17, 2023 Takeaways 


Need to work on Mental Health for Youth Kim Sin Mental Health Comment 1:21:10 impacts from Social Media

Consider video promotions ideas for CMRC 42:41;

Spread the word on upcoming SBDC Training events Upcoming SBDC Training 1:36:25

All are welcome to join the first annual Health Bridge US and China  Organized by Pandemic Responders 1:34:15  

CMRC SC to consider if and how to go further with  NIH Build UP Trust 1:05:05 

Touch base with RCTC regarding comeback on CTE 53:28 RCTC/Perkins CMRC recommendations. 

Follow up on Intercultural Center, Rochester/Social Sector Shared Space  1:29:28 with SBDC addition

Promote CMRC member organized events: 

CMRC Member Events 1:33:42 ;  Health Bridge US and China 1:34:15  ; Upcoming SBDC Training 1:36:25




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Upcoming Events
October 2023 Co-Design Summer Cohort Graduation Oct 03, 2023 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM — City Hall Atrium
2023 C2C Annual Education Summit Oct 04, 2023 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM — Saint Mary's University of Minnesota - Rochester 2900 19th Street Northwest Rochester, MN 55901
2023 DMC Emerging Developer Expo Oct 05, 2023 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM — Two Discovery Square
SBDC: How Do I Start a Business - Session 1 Oct 05, 2023 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM — Northrop Community Education Center 201 8th St. NW Rochester, MN 55901 Room 319
2023 Fall Co-design Leadership Training Session 1 Option 1 Oct 10, 2023 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM — TBD
2023 Fall Co-design Leadership Training Session 1 Option 2 Oct 12, 2023 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM — TBD
SBDC: How Do I Start a Business - Session 2 Oct 12, 2023 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM — Northrop Community Education Center 201 8th St. NW Rochester, MN 55901 Room 319
October CMRC Meeting Oct 19, 2023 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Redlining & Racial Covenants Oct 19, 2023 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM — 125 Live
In the City for Good: School Referendum Oct 19, 2023 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM — Christ United Methodist Church, 400 5th Av SW (enter at the 5th Av doors)
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