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Organization: Somali Community Resettlement

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit

Organization Mission: To promote and advance the social well-being and welfare of its members by providing much needed community and resettlement services, with the ultimate goal of building a vibrant community whose members can successfully settle and effectively integrate into the wider American Community.

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SCRS currently administers the following grants in Olmsted County: an MDH Community Suicide Prevention grant for the Somali communities in southern Minnesota; UCare Community Grant - Healthy Living for Seniors program in Rochester; Allina Health Healthy Living grant for women’s exercise programming; Youthprise Youth-At-Work grant working with Somali  youth in partnership with the Rochester STEM Academy; Governor’s Council on Disability Cultural Outreach in Racial and Ethnic Communities grant for disability rights training of Latinx and Somalis; and SCSEP (Supported Community Senior Employment Program)in partnership with MET (Motivation, Education & Training). Other services offered by SCRS include: diabetes education in partnership with Mayo Clinic; programming on Rochester Somali TV; after-school and summer programming for youth; a Somali youth leadership program; partnership with MN Care Counseling to provide culturally specific mental health counseling; voter registration; health insurance education and enrollment; referrals to local agencies; and interpreting documents.

Our programs and services focus on needs that have been brought forth from the community.  SCRS has been fortunate to partner with both UCare and the Mayo Clinic on issues related to health.  Through our partnership with MN Care Counseling we have seen how mental health is an issue for health as well as financial stability, and we have now begun to search out grants for programming centered around mental health.  SCRS continues to work with immigrants and refugees to secure employment and career advancement.

 


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Related PlanScape Status on: Diversity and Inclusion, Immigration, Language
December 05, 2021: Why Get Vaccinated?

(1) November 2021 e-Magazine (2) Info about booster and (3) Education Slides in English and Chinese.  

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December 02, 2021: Multi-Year Plan and $15M Commitment

Mayo Clinic announced an additional $5 Million contribution to affordable housing bridge. 

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November 20, 2021: Use of "America City for Health" as moniker to attract DMC investment

Presentation to DMCC Board in November 2021 Board Meeting. Focus on attracting more companies coming in.  America City for Health as lead generation asset. 

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October 29, 2021: 2021 Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan Reports

Key info includes: 4Q 2021 News;  3Q 2021 News, 2021 Global Mayors Challenge, DMC Discovery Walk Pre-bid 

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October 23, 2021: MPR Regional Development Advisory Council Rochester Announcements

Media outreach grant opportunities for BIPOC communities from Star Tribune supported by MPR.

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October 23, 2021: Facing Race 2021 Awards Ceremony

2021 Facing Race Awards Event on TPT 7PM October 24 and other broadcasts schedule. 

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October 23, 2021: Tackling Racism as a Public Health Issue

1. 10/22/2021 Presentation to CMRC;  2. August update posted on Olmsted County website

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October 20, 2021: APM Research Group MN Diversity Communities Survey

  1. Survey results 2. MINNESOTA’S DIVERSE COMMUNITIES SURVEY: WHAT? WHY? AND HOW?

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October 16, 2021: Adminstration of Rochester's 3.12M award from Minnesota Main Street Economic Revitalization Program

Press Release DMC EDA to administer 3.12M distribution of MN Main Street Economic Revitalization Program.

"Formal grant criteria will be established, including the prioritization of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) participation. DMC will serve as the administrator of the grant."

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October 10, 2021: Commitment to Action for Racial Justice project

September 27 2021, checkpoint meeting with commitment undersigned.  

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October 05, 2021: P-TECH 535

RCTC grand opening and IBM video in support of P-Tech. 

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September 22, 2021: History Center of Olmsted County

Newsletter and article about importance of the history center. 

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September 18, 2021: Zumbro Valley Medical Society

Zumbro Valley Medical Society program aims to connect medical students with local service providers as part of academic year elective.

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September 14, 2021: Olmsted County Health Assessment and Planning Partnership (HAPP)

Status reports: September 2021, March 2021 from CHAP quarterly meetings

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