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Ability Building Center

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Organization: Ability Building Center

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit

Organization Mission: At Ability Building Center, our mission is to improve the quality of life in Southeastern Minnesota by providing rehabilitation and employment services for persons with disabilities and other special needs. Our Service Model CHOICE is at the heart of ABC’s service model. Our goal is to see that every person, regardless of disability, is respected as an individual and is the one whose voice is most clearly heard throughout the entire service design and delivery process. We are dedicated to providing the best in person-centered support, wrap-around training and services, and the broadest possible range of work opportunities, both in our facilities and on-site with our community-based business partners.

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PlanScape

Lvl 1: Computer Literacy ; Disabilities ; Mental Health ; Workforce Development

Lvl 2: Disable ; Best Practice ; Business Process ; Computer Literacy ; Diversity and Inclusion ; Workforce Development

DMC Impact: Learning Environment

Community Health Impact area: Mental Health

 

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Beam
  • 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 Cbeam will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community, Cbeam'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 relevancies 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. Cbeam 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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