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Organization: IMAA

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit

Organization Mission: IMAA builds bridges between cultures by supporting people in transition through multi-cultural services. IMAA was founded as a nonprofit organization in Rochester, Minnesota in 1984 to respond to the complex needs of thousands of refugees resettling to the area from war-torn Southeast Asia. IMAA provides culturally and linguistically appropriate support services that foster the well-being and independence of refugees and immigrants in their new home. These services span the spectrum of need and range from employment to interpreting; health care access to vocational training; social services to victim services. Last year, IMAA programs helped 824 refugees and immigrants find employment and helped guide over 2,000 people through the complex systems of health, language, legal and social services. IMAA’s budget is funded through a combination of public grants, private grants, service fees and individual contributions. IMAA is also a funded partner of the United Way of Olmsted County. The leadership at IMAA is committed to reflecting and responding to changes in the demographics of arriving refugees and immigrants, deliberately maintaining a multi-ethnic approach to service delivery. The majority of IMAA’s staff and board members are multilingual first generation immigrants and refugees committed to delivering upon the mission of IMAA each and every day.

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Status Reports / News 
Related PlanScape Status on: Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Immigration, Leadership, Welcoming, Workforce Development

April 05, 2020 openBeam.net: IMAA COVID-19 Information Resources Translated in Multiple Lanuages

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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May 29, 2021: South-of-Downtown Waterfront Small Area Plan

  March and May 2021 status slides and recording. 

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May 28, 2021: Targeted Business Enterprise Utilization Plan

2021-05-28 News: Msg from JJ,;  May 2021 TB Report;  ACG pledge , 

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May 27, 2021: Discovery Walk

March 2021 DMCC approval for Bid

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May 18, 2021: Sustainable, Resilient Rochester

Sustainability Task Force - Feedback from survey and action plan

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April 13, 2021: Press Release on Death of Daunte Wright

NAACP Rochester's Press Release on Death of Daunte Wright. 

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April 13, 2021: City Council NLC Racial Equity Study Session

4/12 City Council NLC Racial Equity in Local Government Study Session. 

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April 07, 2021: How to approach a DEI improvement project

 Use the Listen, Learn and Act model to support new DEI leaders in our community. 

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March 22, 2021: NAACP, Rochester Chapter Hosting Three Spring Events

  Three NAACP events: Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Forum, The Page Amendment, COVID 19:  A Health Forum 

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March 19, 2021: Confront and Combat Anti-Asian Racisms

  Messages from: (1) CAAL  (2) CAPM confronting racisms against Asian Americans.  

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March 17, 2021: City of Rochester, MN Study Session on DEI

Rochester City Council session on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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March 07, 2021: City of Rochester, MN - Covid Impacts and Branding

(1) Study Session (2) Covid Impact  (3) Unify branding of City departments and teammates

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Impacts

The work of this organization may have impacts on the following areas:

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Lvl 1: Diversity and Inclusion ; Economic Development ; Immigration ; Leadership ; Welcoming ; Workforce Development

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Organization Life Cycle Assessment (Pause, Startup, Steady, Isolated Impact, Collective Impact  Unknown)

Collective Impact

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  • 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.

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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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