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Cradle to Career

Every child and young adult succeeds cradle to career, through shared purpose, alignment and accountability among community partners This is the purpose of the Cradle to Career initiative in Rochester, Minnesota. Education is a powerful strategy to improve educational outcomes resulting in healthy individuals, families and community who have economic stability with productive careers and contribute positively to a civic and equitable society.

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Collaborators

Contact: Jerome Ferson ; Email: cradle2career2017@gmail.com ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: United Way of Olmsted County and Rotary Clubs of Rochester

Collaborators: Rochester Area Foundation ; Boys and Girls Club of Rochester ; City of Rochester, MN ; County of Olmsted, MN ; Diversity Council ; Families First (Fomerly: Child Care Resource and Referral) ; GRAUC (Greater Rochester Advocates for Universities and Colleges) ; IBM Volunteers (Previously Known as On Demand Community) ; Jeremiah Program ; Mayo Clinic ; Minnesota Children's Museum - Rochester ; Rochester Chamber of Commerce Foundation ; Rochester Community & Technical College ; Rochester Public Library ; Rochester Public Schools ; Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce ; Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation ; The Reading Center ; United Way of Olmsted County ; University of Minnesota Rochester ; Winona State Rochester ; Workforce Development Inc

Status/News

October 16, 2018 CNG: Cradle to Career publishes community report

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

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February 22, 2018 openBeam.net: Cradle to Career 2018 Launch Feb 22, 2018 Meeting

At the February 22 meeting, the following information was shared. 

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August 24, 2017 openBEAM.net: Cradle to Career Second Newsletter (July 2017)

Second newsletter:  "Organizations involved in planning have committed additional resources to bring StriveTogether back on August 31 to help us complete our recommendations for a shared backbone structure to sustain this work across the community over time."

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June 12, 2017 C2C: Cradle to Career Newsletter

Welcome to the first Cradle to Career Newsletter Keeping you informed of the progress and status of our work. First a brief recap. The Cradle to Career Rotary committee convened in July,

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Detailed Description

Executive Summary

 

 


 

Full Document of the Blueprint

 

Highlight Activities

2018-10-16 Community Report


 

2018-09-26 Press Release


Launch Plan


Related Community Activities

 

Upcoming Diversity/Inclusion Events

Past Diversity/Inclusion Events

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Site Information
Beam
  • 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 dmcbeam.org will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

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

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