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The Meadow Park Initiative

Families do better when they live in a strong community with economic mobility, employment security, and self-advocacy. Since challenges such as poverty, unemployment, and housing instability tend to concentrate in areas negatively impacted by a history of disinvestment, targeted investments in these neighborhoods can develop them into the kind of place that allows families to reach their full potential. Established in October 2018, the Meadow Park Initiative focuses on a neighborhood with significant barriers to long-term financial stability and educational attainment. Residents are leading the way in developing an action plan for working together to make a difference in people’s lives in the neighborhood by identifying and cultivating local leadership, building meaningful connections between neighbors, and learning about residents’ hopes and dreams for the community.

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Collaborators, Project Type, Impacts, Related Projects

 


Collaborators 

Lead Organization: Family Service Rochester

Contact: April Suitor ; Email: asutor@familyservicerochester.org ; Phone: asutor@familyservicerochester.org 507-287-2010 ext 1022

Known/Likely Collaborators: Family Service Rochester ; Friendship Place ; IMAA ; Olmsted County Public Health Services ; RNeighbbors ; United Way of Olmsted County

Potential Collaborators:


Related Projects


Impacts 

Major Impact: 

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Children & Youth, Diversity and Inclusion, Immigration, Neighborhood, Recreation & Open Space

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DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:


Type of Project

Programming  

 

 

Detailed Description

 

Sep 13, 2019, 12:09 PM

 

Dear Friends of Family Service Rochester,

 

FSR, in partnership with the Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association and the United Way of Olmsted County, is a finalist for the 2019 Mayo Clinic Shared Value Award in recognition of the Meadow Park Initiative.

 

The award provides up to $30,000 of support to new or existing collaborative efforts addressing a complex social challenge and increasing our community's capacity to improve health and vibrancy.

 

I hope you will help us by voting and sharing today. You can do both now in less than 30 seconds.

 

The Meadow Park Initiative creates community connectedness, fosters relationships, and reduces barriers through culturally appropriate activities and resident-driven efforts for the diverse Meadow Park residents. It brings Somali, Latino, African-American, Asian, and Caucasian residents together to work on shared aspirations, with the long-term goal of improving the quality of living, education, and health outcomes of residents.

 

In less than a year since its launch in November 2018, the neighborhood and partners have opened an office and formed a leadership council; completed a neighborhood assessment; participated in Rochester’s A Litter Bit Better campaign; arranged with Meadow Park Apartments for more frequent garbage collection; partnered with Hy-Vee to increase the availability of healthy foods including fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, and bread; and, established a soccer program with parent coaches and more than 50 youth.

Community members and Mayo Clinic employees will choose the winner from among three finalists. Voting will take place through October 15th. Your vote counts for much and sharing your vote and this email can make it count that much more. Please take just a moment to VOTE and SHARE now. Then, share this email with your family and friends.

 April Sutor, MPA

Director of Innovation and Collaboration

Family Service Rochester

4600 18th Ave NW

Rochester, MN 55901

asutor@familyservicerochester.org

507-287-2010 ext 1022

www.familyservicerochester.org

 

Solution


The Meadow Park Initiative in Southeast Rochester is an emerging effort to build knowledge, skills, connections, partnerships, and leaders among diverse residents to collectively take action to advance their health and vibrancy. In less than a year since its launch in November 2018, the neighborhood and partners have opened an office and formed a leadership council; completed a neighborhood assessment; participated in Rochester’s A Litter Bit Better campaign; arranged with Meadow Park Apartments for more frequent garbage collection; partnered with HyVee to increase the availability of healthy foods including fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, and bread; and, established a soccer program with parent coaches and more than 50 youth.

 

Impacts


This intercultural neighborhood initiative creates community connectedness, fosters relationships, and reduces barriers through culturally appropriate activities and resident-driven efforts for the diverse Meadow Park residents. It brings Somali, Latino, African American, Asian, and Caucasian residents together to work on shared aspirations, with the long-term goal of improving the quality of living, education, and health outcomes of residents.

 


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