You are here: Home / Community Assets Search / HGA (Rochester Location) United Way Campaign D/I emphasis

HGA (Rochester Location) United Way Campaign D/I emphasis

PlanScape Impact(s): Diversity and Inclusion ; Economic Development
Public Report on Human Libray of Southeaster Minnesota led by Diversity Council
Last modified: October 06, 2020




HGA, Rochester engaging with Diversity Council 2020 to explore Human Library collaboration. 





HGA and Diversity Council are working to convene a virtual human story event modeled after Human Library in late October as part of HGA's 2020 United Way campaign. 


HGA People and Culture


 A group of Architects, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects, Planners, Researchers, Engineers and support staff with the vision to:

  • Start with Curiosity
  • Build Empathy
  • Do the Hard Work
  • Seek Originality
  • Leave a Legacy  



Human Book titles and their bias lenses: 

  1. "Path to Citizenship" -- immigration, race
  2. "Black Engineer" -- African-American
  3. "Ms. Anxiety" -- mental health
  4. "Speaks Six Languages, Can't Tie Own Shoes" -- disability (ASD)
  5. "Addict in Recovery" -- addiction
  6. "Permanent Other" -- immigration
  7. "Native" -- race
  8. "Growing Up Fatherless" -- being different, income








Related Reports




Pinned Diversity Council organization and project reports


Project Report of Project HEALINGS of MN : December 05, 2021 : Why Get Vaccinated?

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

Project Report of Project HEALINGS of MN : October 15, 2021 : Project HEALINGS of MN (Health Education and Adult Learning Incorporated with Navigation of Government Systems)

Project HEALINGS kickoff, 10/16/2021 and other related information

Project Report of Project HEALINGS of MN : August 20, 2021 : Press Release: $ 1M grant from HRSA

"The Diversity Council, a nonprofit based in Rochester MN, has received $1 million in grant funding from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through its “Local Community-Based Workforce to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Access” Initiative for Covid-19 Vaccine promotion and awareness."

Organization Report: February 20, 2021 : CHAP Covid Survey

  Olmsted County Community Health Assessment & Planning (CHAP) Covid Impact Survey

Project Report of The Village Community Garden & Learning Center (VCGLC) : October 30, 2020 : The Village Community Garden & Learning Center a recipient of the 2020 PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation grant

Congratulation to the Village Community Garden & Learning Center being named a recipient of the 2020 PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation grant. 

Organization Report: July 24, 2019 : Diversity Council Recipient of 2019 IBM Community Grant

Diversity Council recipient of 2019 IBM Community Grant

Organization Report: July 08, 2019 : Diversity Council Recipient of 2019 Anti-Racism Initiative Category

Diversity Council selected as recipient of the 2019 Nonprofit Mission Award in the category of Anti-Racism Initiative  


    Organization Report: April 28, 2017 : Diversity Council extending Compass Points Data to direct Rapid Consensus conversations

    On April 26, 2017 Diversity Council utilizing data from Rochester/Olmsted County Compass Points data combining with other community data analyses successfully developed and convened a Rapid Consensus conversation program as part of the 2017 Mayo Community Luncheon celebrating and inspiring an inclusive community. 

    Organization Report: December 24, 2016 : Diversity Council Releases A Summary of Kim Norton's Oasis of Peace Conversations

    From Kim Norton's Nov 22, 2016 Oasis for Peace meeting, Diversity Council has released a summary of salient points brought up in the meeting.

    Back To Top


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

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

    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
    5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
    Links to Beam and beam sub-sites: