If you would like to add your organization to this list or correct information listed here, please email info@

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Community Contacts

 

African American

NAACP – National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
W.C. Jordan, President

PO Box 6472

Rochester MN 55903
288-5300
unit4051@naacp.org

 

Council on Black Minnesotans

Advisory panel to the governor

Kolloh Nimley

851 30th Ave. SE

Coffman Hall, Suite CF 132

Rochester, MN 55904

(507) 536-5627

kolloh.nimley@state.mn.us


Rochester Juneteenth Celebration, Inc.

Ostell Rowe, Chair

 

Rochester Community Baptist Church
11th St and 6th Ave SE
Rochester MN 55904
(507) 288-8706

 

Word of Life Church of God in Christ
Rev. Sidney Frye
4925 Hwy 52 NW
Rochester MN 55901
(507) 206-6633

www.wordofliferochester.com


Wind & Fire Christian Center
Rev. Michael Mordi
602 11th Ave NW, Ste 100
Rochester MN 55901
(507) 252-8167

 

Prince of Peace Fellowship of Praise
Rev. Andre L. Crockett, Sr.
3270 19th St NW
Rochester MN 55901
(507) 529-9100

 

Euggalion Hope Ministries

Rev. Nathaniel Jordan

3076 25th St NW, Ste D

Rochester MN 55901

(507) 398-5566

 

 

African Immigrants

African Development Center

Executive Director Hussein Samatar

415 16th St SW

Rochester MN 55902

507-282-7333

asugulle@adcminnesota.org

 

 

Bangladeshi

Nazma Hoque

(507) 319-4733

huq.nazma@yahoo.com

 


Atheist

Rochester Area Free Thinkers

Meets every 2nd Thursday at 6:30

Rochester Public Library, Meeting Room A

Contact: Bill Kass

wjkhahk@charter.net

(507) 259-4237

 


Buddhist

Buddhist Support Society
4462 29th St SE
Rochester MN 55904
(507) 281-4808


Soka Gakkai International

Jean Odegarden
867-3498
jeanogiz@aol.com

 

Vassana Meditation Group

Meets Thursdays, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Doug McGill

(507) 535-0951

doug@mcgillreport.org

 


Cambodian

First Cambodian Church of the Nazarene
Meets at Rochester Church of the Nazarene
3343 East Circle Dr NE
Rochester MN 55906
Pastor Sarasarith Chhum
(507) 289-7503
Cell: (507) 202-3448

 

 

Chinese

Rochester Minnesota Chinese Church

P.O. Box 637

Rochester, MN  55903

(507) 289-1117 or (507) 286-9223

jliu8553@gmail.com or chen.shigao@mayo.edu

www.rochestermnchinesechurch.org

 

Rochester Chinese School

Principal: Zhen Ren
(507) 289-1173

zren8@hotmail.com

www.rochesterchineseschool.org

 

 

Filipino

Phil-Am Association

Contact: Biverlin Malibago, President

malibago.biverlin@yahoo.com

 

Philippine Cultural Club of Rochester, MN

Contact: Letty Magno Maralit

(507) 281-9203

LTMM514@msn.com

 


GLBT

GLCS - Gay & Lesbian Community Services
1500 1st Ave NE

PO Box 454

Rochester MN 55903

(507) 289-6329
www.glcsmn.org

Email

 

PFLAG Rochester

(Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays)

PO Box 6302

Rochester MN 55903

 

Teen LGBT & Allies Community Group of SE Minnesota

Contact: Associate Pastor Kayla Bonewell

Peace United Church of Christ

1503 2nd Ave NE

Rochester, MN 55906
507-282-6117
https://www.facebook.com/TeenLGBTA

 

 

 

Haitian

Haitian-American Cultural Group

Contact: Mitib Nicolas

PO Box 131

Rochester MN  55903

 


Hindu

Hindu Samaj Temple (HST)
911 11th Ave NW

Rochester MN 55901

Pujas every 3rd Saturday, 5 p.m.

Sushital Chowdhury
(507) 281-3870
paresh53@hotmail.com

www.histemplemn.org

 


Hispanic

ACHLA - Alianza Chicana Hispana Latino Americana

Alliance of Chicanos, Hispanics, and Latin Americans

Jose Rivas, President

achla2004@gmail.com

www.achla.info

 

Chicano Latino Affairs Council

Regional Community Liaison: Rebeca Sedarski

(651) 296-6857

rebeca.sedarski@state.mn.us

www.clac.state.mn.us

 

Hispanic Seventh Day Adventist Church
Meets at Rochester SDA Church
1100 37th St NW
Rochester MN 55901

 

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Spanish services Sundays at noon

1114 3rd St SE

Rochester MN 55904

(507) 228-7313

 

Iglesia Hispana Bautista

Spanish services Saturdays at 10 a.m.

2911 18th Ave NW

Rochester MN 55901

(952) 888-2103

 

Centro Campesino – Owatonna
Serves migrant workers

Sponsors Club Latino after school program
104 ½ W Broadway #206
Owatonna, MN 55060
507-446-9599
info@centrocampesino.net
www.centrocampesino.net

 

Centro Campesino - Austin
301-A 4th Ave. NE
Austin, MN 55912

507-433-1033

 

Spanish Friendship Group

Contact Will Risso

507-319-0799

wilrisso@hotmail.com

 

EVENTOS Spanish English Newspaper

Hayfield, MN

Contact Larry Thompson

507-477-2182

lttahoe3@yahoo.com

 

Comunidad Bautista Internacional
2600 West 82nd St
Bloomington, MN 55431
Phone 952 888.2103
www.baptistsites.net/cbi1

 

 

Hmong

Rochester Hmong Baptist Church
Meets at Emmanuel Baptist Church
2911 18th Ave NW
Rochester MN 55901
Pastor Nhia Yee Her
(507) 281-3059

 

 

Indian

Rochester Vidhyalaya

Promoting India's arts, music, language and culture

507-867-8768
info@rvmn.org

www.rvmn.org

 

SETU

Promoting and celebrating the cultures of the Indian subcontinent

President Nirupam Dutta

507-282-8020

duttanirupam@hotmail.com

 

Rochester Indian Community Bulletin Board

Check here for local events and other news of interest to Rochester's Indian community.

 


Jewish

B’nai Israel Synagogue
Rabbi Michelle Werner
621 2nd St SW
Rochester MN 55902
(507) 288-5825

www.bnaiisraelmn.org


Chabad-Lubavitch
Rabbi Dovid Greene

730 2nd St SW
Rochester MN 55902
(507) 288-7500

rabbi@chabadrochestermn.com

www.chabadrochestermn.com

 

 

Kenyan

Kenya Rochester Community

President: Kennedy Cheruiyot
(507) 269-1986
Kenyaroch@gmail.com

 


Muslim

Islamic Resource Group
Contacts: Zaid Khalid, Rashed Ferdous
507-358-0084
http://rochestermosque.org/
Request presentations at: Rashed.Ferdous@gmail.com or zaidkhalid@gmail.com 

 

RCTC Muslim Student Association
Advisor: Rana Mikati
851 30th Ave SE
Rochester, MN 55904
(507) 285-7147
rana.mikati@rctc.edu

 

Islamic Resource Group, Minnesota
Offers free speakers on Islam
Director Zafar Siddiqui
Phone: (612) 676-0165
irg@irgmn.org
www.irgmn.org

 

Rochester Muslim Community Circle

PO Box 635

Rochester MN 55903

rmcc@rmccmn.org

www.rmccmn.org

 


Native American

Native American Center of Southeast Minnesota, Inc.

Kim Macken
507-272-0846
kamacken@charter.net

www.nacsm.org

 

American Indian Center of Rochester

Raymond Paske, Chairman

(507) 358-9252

aicr@charter.net

Melody Hanners, Vice Chairperson

(507) 319-5752

melodyhanners@msn.com

 

Prairie Island Indian Community

www.prairieisland.org

1-800-554-5473

 

Greater Rochester Area Dakota Supporters

A project of the Diversity Foundation of Minnesota

Mette Greising

diversitygrads@gmail.com

 


Rochester Public Schools - Minority Liaisons

Willow Creek Middle School
Willie Tipton
2425 11th Ave SE
Rochester MN 55904
(507) 328-5975
witipton@rochester.k12.mn.us

 

Friedell Middle School

Juan Vasquez

1200 S Broadway

Rochester MN 55904

(507) 328-5639

juvasquez@rochester.k12.mn.us

 

John Adams Middle School
Adan Hassan
1525 31st St NW
Rochester MN 55901
(507) 328-5753
adhassan@rochester.k12.mn.us

 

Kellogg Middle School
Abdi Nur
503 17th St NE
Rochester MN 55906
(507) 328-5800
abnur@rochester.k12.mn.us

 

Century High School
Paul Malone
2525 Viola Rd NE
Rochester MN 55906
(507) 328-5100
pamalone@rochester.k12.mn.us

 

John Marshall High School
Toby Taylor
1510 14th St NW
Rochester MN 55901
(507) 328-5401
totaylor@rochester.k12.mn.us

 

Mayo High School
Mulugeta Haileab
1420 11th Ave SE
Rochester MN 55904
(507) 287-1953
muhaileab@rochester.k12.mn.us


District Diversity Program Coordinator
Zelda Collins-Moore
615 7th St SW
Rochester MN 55902
(507) 328-4317
zecollins-mo@rochester.k12.mn.us

 

 

Somali

Somali Community Service Organization
Abrahim Salex
Executive Director
salex51@msn.com

 

Somali Resource Aid Associates

Cultural education, sports, translation services

Director Isaak Rooble

1207 7th St NW #10

RochesterMN 55901 

(507) 319-0933 or (507) 258-5111

isaakrooble@yahoo.com

www.somaliassociates.org

 

Rochester East African Community Outreach

Ali Abdullahi

alixaaji@yahoo.com

 

RSTV - Rochester Somali TV

rstvonline.net

newsroom@rstvonline.net

 


Sudanese

South Sudan Women's Empowerment

Chair: Fatima Giwa

fgiwa@hotmail.com

Secretary: Anida Magaya

anmagaya@yahoo.com

www.sswen.org

 

New Sudan American Hope

1700 North Broadway, Suite 108

P.O. Box 545

Rochester MN  55903

 

 

Vietnamese

Vietnamese Catholic Community

403 10th St SE

Rochester MN 55904

(507) 281-8841

 

 

Zoroastrian

Minnesota Zoroastrian Community

Joe Peterson

207 N Mantorville Ave

Kasson MN 55944

507-398-2270

www.avesta.org

 


Other

IMAA – Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association
Ron Buzard
300 11th Avenue NW, Suite 110
Rochester, MN 55901-2739
Tel: (507) 289-5960
Fax: (507) 289-6199
imaa@imaa.net
www.imaa.net

 

Rochester International Association

President Herta Matteson

2500 Valley High Dr NW

Rochester MN 55901

507-289-5960

www.ria-minnesota.org

 

Justice and Opportunity for Youth (JOY)

Program Director, Karen Edmonds

(507) 216-5016

karen@joymn.org

joyorgmn@gmail.com

www.joymn.org

 

Plainview Migrant Council
Outreach to migrant workers
Maria Acosta
419 W Broadway
Plainview, MN 55964
(507) 534-9204

 

Olmsted County Access Initiative
Promotes healthcare access for immigrants
Archangelo Nela
300 11th Ave NW, Ste 110
Rochester MN 55901-2739
(507) 289-5960

 

Multicultural Learning Center
After school enrichment

President: Mohammad Omer
1700 N Broadway, Suite 125

Rochester, Minnesota 55906
(507) 721-0966
info@mlcenter.org

 

Rochester International Film Group

PO Box 6803

Rochester, MN 55903-6803

rchintflmgrp@gmail.com