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Empowerment Center/Gage East Apartments

A project for homeless families in the Rochester area is seeking funding for what the planners are calling the "Empowerment Center" to be housed in a former elementary school. Center City Housing Corp., a nonprofit based in Duluth, announced Thursday that more than 80 percent of those that participated in a campaign planning study support the idea of turning the East Gage School site into a community center, to be called the Empowerment Center.

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Collaborators, Project Type, Impacts, Related Projects

 


Collaborators 

Lead Organization: Center City Housing

Contact: Nancy Cashmen ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Known/Likely Collaborators: Center City Housing (Silver Creek Corners) ; Family Service Rochester ; Lutheran Social Service (LSS) in Rochester ; Olmsted County Community Services ; Olmsted County Housing Redevelopment Authority ; Rochester Public Schools ; Workforce Development Inc

Potential Collaborators:


Related Projects

Housing Alliance Coalition


Impacts 

Major Impact: 

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Basic Needs, Business Process, Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Housing

Level 2: Best Practice, Business Process, Financial Stress/Homelessness, Housing: Affordable Rate

DMC Impacts:

Sports, Recreation, Nature

Community Health Impacts:

Financial Stress/Homelessness


Type of Project

Building  

 

 

Detailed Description

The Empowerment Center is a collaborative project where multiple agencies with shared goals and values will co-locate to provide programming for low income and homeless families and youth at the old Gage East Elementary School. The focus of programming will be early childhood and school age youth development, education, job training, and mental/physical health support. The Empowerment Center won’t duplicate services already provided in the Rochester community, but will make services more accessible to a larger population in a neighborhood with great need. Focusing on the most vulnerable, the children, our goal is to grow healthy children into healthy adults who will be be ready to work and live in our community. We realize transportation can also be difficult in Rochester and the center will simplify access to needed programming for families and youth, making it easier and more convenient to receive the services needed to break the cycle of homelessness.

 


Other Community News and Reports having impacts on:

Basic Needs, Business Process, Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Housing  
February 19, 2024: Early Literacy Grants

Due March 5, 2024 Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation seeking applications for Early Literacy Grants

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February 07, 2024: DMC's BioRoch effort to Collaborate with MN MedTech 3.0

DMCC Board Updates:

1. Feb 2024 DMCC Board Meeting: Video Clip of Discussion at Feb 1 2024 DMCC Board - DMC part of MedTech 3.0; Memo to DMCC

2. Nov. 2023 Video Clip of Discussion at DMCC Board Meeting about MN MedTech 3.0 Description and Webinar

References: US DEA Tech Hub Awardees 

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February 03, 2024: Jeremiah Program News

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2018 Information presented to December 18, 2018 HRA.

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February 01, 2024: Contract Opportunity for Homeownership Mentor Program

Get paid while helping others achieve their homeownership goals!

Referencing BIPOC Homeownership Co-design Report

 

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February 01, 2024: Ignite Cup 2024

The Ignite Cup is a startup competition to connect and grow our entrepreneurial ecosystem. The winner of our pitch competition will be a guaranteed semi-finalist at the MN Cup.

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January 30, 2024: Workforce Training Available for Minnesota Employers
1. The state of Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) program offers grants to help train or retrain your workforce. We've helped train thousands of workers in the state.

2/ New Minnesota Fund Reimburses Employers for Costs of Reasonable Accommodations

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January 29, 2024: Black History Month Series of Events

(1) 2024 Black History Month Press Release

(2) 2023 Black History Month Press Release

(3) 2022 Black History Month Press Release;

(4) 2021 Black History Month Press Release  

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January 25, 2024: Announcing two new part-time roles to ensure accessible services to all communities.

Two parttime roles

Community Connector – Somali Speaking

Community Connector – Spanish Speaking

 

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January 18, 2024: ACT-S0 Olympics of the Mind
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Press Release 

Admin Message

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January 10, 2024: Trade Readiness

1. PB Reporting Empowering 11th-grade students

2. Trade Readiness: Message from program manager and program flyers; Trades Readiness Certificate program

3. Video recording at Jan 10. 2024 Equity Alliance Talk 

4. Star Tribune Feb 17, 2024 Reporting

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December 19, 2023: Co-design Reports

A sample of collection of Beam-aware Community Co-design Reports including:

Discovery Walk, Child Care, Equity in Built Environment, Food access, etc

Learn more on Dashboard Beam.

 

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December 19, 2023: 2023 C2C Announcements and News
Dec 2023 Leadership Table Membership

Oct. 2023 C2C Second Annual Education Summit

Jan. 2023 Data Analyst Job Opening. 

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December 13, 2023: CMRC Letter of Support Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)
CMRC Letter of Support; Fiscal Year 2024-2025 Request for Proposals

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December 13, 2023: 2H 2023 Destination Medical Center (DMC) Meeting Informaiton

November DMCC Meeting Info 

September DMCC Meeting Info

May DMCC Meeting Info 

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Created by allnode on 2015/08/08

 

 

 

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