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Community Networking Group Vision

We have a healthy and inclusive community where opportunity and responsibility are broadly shared.

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CNG News

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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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CNG Steering Committee info "Stop the Census Citizenship Question" (July 27, 2018)

 CNG Steering Committee helping LWV spread the word to "Take Action Now To Stop the Census Citizenship Question!"

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Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement (June 18, 2018)

Volunteers are needed to help facilitate a Poverty Simulation on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
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Rochester Public Schools Summer Meal Program (June 08, 2018)

2018 Summer Meal Program available to all kids age 18 and younger at no cost. 

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CNG Steering Committee working on 2018 Compass Points (May 08, 2018)

 CNG Steering Committee is working on the next version of Rochester/Olmsted County Compass report.

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Community Networking Group (CNG) News 2/14/2018 (February 14, 2018)

Instead of convening a CNG meeting in February, the CNG Steering Committee encourage friends to attend the 2/22 Cradle to Career community event. The next CNG meeting will be on March 22, 2018: panel conversations on social determinants of heath/wellness and Complete Count 2020.

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December Community Networking Group (CNG) Steering Committee Meeting Notes (December 14, 2017)

We believe CNG continues to have a unique role in:  (1) Developing a common understanding of the social sector needs and its formal and organic impact on the community. (2) Focusing on designing the city and county for the people. (3) Leading the development of Rochester/Olmsted Compass Points, which has been valuable (at least to some organizations.)

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CNG housing message reframing workgroup (July 31, 2017)

Per the June 22, 2017 CNG meeting, Dee Sabol and Sheila Kiscadan will be leading a workgroup to develop a housing advocay message in a format that follows The FrameWorks Institute guidance. Please contact them if you wish to participate in the workgroup.

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Wilder Research (July 24, 2017)

In collaboration with the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation, Minnesota Compass invites you to participate in a listening session in the southern region.

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2017 Policy Brief: Incorporating Healthy Community Design Principles into the Rochester Comprehensive Plan (March 01, 2017)

"As we get closer to the public comment period for the Rochester Comprehensive Plan, I thought I’d pass along the “final” version approved by the Public Health Services Advisory Board.  Content hasn’t changed significantly since last year, but put into a different format (2 documents attached).  Feel free to share with CNG."

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City Transit Plan ready for public review (February 23, 2017)

Bryan Law presented the latest Rochester city transit planning status to CNG's Feb. 2017 meeting.

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Community Networking Group (CNG) January 24, 2017 Meeting - Compass Points Deeper Dive (January 28, 2017)

Diversity Council Dee Sabol used the following to trigger conversations on "what does Compass Points" point to next.

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Support for multi-node transit/transportation (August 18, 2016)

The CNG Steering Committee led by Jerome Ferson, United Way of Olmsted County, would like you to review the following proposed CNG statement regarding the transit/transportation plan and state your organization's support position per the ONLINE POLL by October 1, 2016.
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CNG advocacy letter to DMCC Board in support of community health design principles. (April 23, 2015)

CNG advocacy letter to DMCC Board in support of community health design principles.

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A sample of 2016 Summary of CNG Work Products (January 01, 2015)

Looking back at some of the work products produced by CNG since its inception.

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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

City COVID19 Information Sources in Khmer (April 07, 2020)

Rochester Cambodian Association's Kim Sin has arranged to have a number of City of Rochester PSAs into Khmer. 

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Nonprofits needs townhalls with MN Gov. Leaders (April 07, 2020)

There will be two Town Halls with House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler and Senate HHS Chair and Deputy Majority Leader Michelle Benson on issues facing non-profits Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.

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Discrimination Helpline (April 06, 2020)

This toll-free helpline reinforces the state’s efforts to protect the civil rights of Minnesotans. It allows those who experience or witness bias and discrimination to report incidents to our Department.

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Southeastern Minnesota Area on Aging Resource List (April 06, 2020)

A  searchable listing of services from across the state: Home-delivered meals, Grocery and pharmacy deliveries, Care Coordination and home care. 

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IMAA COVID-19 Information Resources Translated in Multiple Lanuages (April 05, 2020)

What is COVID-19 and How Do You Get Tested?

 Please review the documents below to understand what to do if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Any non-English speaking refugees or immigrants who are experiencing symptoms may go to get a COVID-19 test without speaking to their primary provider or the nurse line first.

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Together Greater Rochester Area COVID-19 Community Support Fund (April 03, 2020)

(1) Grant Application Now Available for Nonprofits to Apply for Together Fund Grants

(2) Rochester Area Foundation and other community partners announced the creation of a fund called TOGETHER: Greater Rochester Area COVID-19 Community Support Fund. Hosted at Rochester Area Foundation, the TOGETHER Fund will award grants to local nonprofits that are experiencing unforeseen challenges due to the ongoing pandemic.

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Pandemic Responders Working with Rochester community (April 03, 2020)

 Pandemic Responders collaborating with City of Rochester and local businesses.

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Minnesota’s health plans to waive costs for treatment of COVID-19 (April 02, 2020)

Governor Walz today announced that Minnesota’s health plans have agreed to waive costs for treatment of COVID-19. This move comes in response to a March 13 letter from the Governor and State Commissioners of Health and Commerce urging Minnesota health plans to remove barriers to coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Resilient Option - finding strength and connection (April 02, 2020)

Living with angry brains The next few weeks will challenge your emotional and social skills.

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Diversity Council April Latest Newsletter with COVID-19 Info (April 01, 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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PSAs: Supporting Local Businesses & Park restrictions ( In English and Khmer) (April 01, 2020)

Supporting Local Businesses: Options for deferment of liquor license renewal payments, Municipal parking ramp, Emergency Economic Development Loan, & On‐street parking

Park usage restrictions

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