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Committee Process


Outlined below are the five phases of Alignment Rockford's process for committee work. 


1. Solution Design – In response to an unmet student need, the committee conducts research and creates a detailed plan to implement a pilot project that includes measures of effectiveness.

2. Community Engagement – Through an invitation to participate, community organizations are asked to join in the implementation of pilot programs.

3. Implementation and Evaluation – Communications between pilot program agencies and the committee ensures implementation fidelity and accountability. Effectiveness is regularly evaluated.

4. Scaling Up – Based on early success, the pilot is extended beyond the original scope.

5. Ownership – Once measured to be effective on a large scale, the program becomes integrated within the District 205 structure.



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Financial Support


We are grateful for the generous contributions from those who support our mission.  Click here to see a list of financial donors.

It's easy to contribute to the important work of Alignment Rockford using our secure PayPal account. It's safe and simple--just click the Donate button below. Your financial support is always put to good use in the effort to improve our community's public education. And remember that your donation may be tax-deductible. Thank you for your generosity! 

  
     

Or, click here for a commitment form you can mail to us.

Alignment Rockford is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Illinois corporation, classified as a public charity under IRS code.
 

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Career Awareness Committee

Chair: David Carson, Rockford Public Schools
Vice Chair: Earl Wilsey, Schmeling Construction Co.


Committee Focus
The vision of the Career Awareness Committee is to create a K-12 system to increase student career awareness.


Committee Members

Marisol Benitez-Prieto - Blackhawk Bank
Nik Butenhoff - East High School
David Byrnes - Midway Village Museum
Gina Caronna - RPS 205
Patricia Chávez - YMCA of Rock River Valley
Heidi Deininger - Roosevelt Community Education Center
Jeff Fahrenwald - Rockford University
Pamela Fettes - Boone and Winnebago Counties Workforce Investment Board
Judy Gustafson - Jefferson High School
Margie Hartfiel - CEANCI
Vee Jevremovic - Rockford Chamber of Commerce
Michele Johnson - RAMP
Jessica Koltz - Rasmussen College
Chris Magee - Guilford High School
Allen Noland - Auburn High School
Mike Rathbun - Discovery Center Museum
Samuel Sarpiya - Rockford Community Church
Marsha Sisney - RPS 205
Tiffani Weatherly - RPS 205


Upcoming Meeting Dates

Monday, April 14, 2014
8:00 a.m.
Jefferson High School, 4145 Samuelson Rd.


Monday, May 5, 2014
8:00 a.m.
Rockford Chamber of Commerce, 308 W. State St.

Monday, May 19, 2014
8:00 a.m.
East High School, 2929 Charles St.

Monday, June 2, 2014
8:00 a.m.
CEANCI, Stenstrom Center, 4151 Samuelson Rd.

Monday, June 16, 2014
8:00 a.m.
Roosevelt Alternative High School, 978 Haskell Ave.


Monday, July 7, 2014
8:00 a.m.
Location TBD

Monday, July 21, 2014
8:00 a.m.
Roosevelt Alternative High School, 978 Haskell Ave.


Monday, Aug. 4, 2014
8:00 a.m.
Location TBD

Monday, Aug. 18, 2014
8:00 a.m.
Location TBD


Monday, Sept. 1, 2014
8:00 a.m.
Location TBD

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014
8:00 a.m.
Location TBD


Monday, Oct. 6, 2014
8:00 a.m.
Location TBD

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
8:00 a.m.
Location TBD


Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
8:00 a.m.
Location TBD

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014
8:00 a.m.
Location TBD


Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
8:00 a.m.
Location TBD

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
8:00 a.m.
Location TBD



Meeting Minutes

Minutes from 5/14/12 meeting
Minutes from 5/21/12 meeting
Minutes from 6/4/12 meeting
Minutes from 6/18/12 meeting
Minutes from 7/16/12 meeting
Minutes from 8/6/12 meeting
Minutes from 9/10/12 meeting
Minutes from 9/17/12 meeting
Minutes from 10/1/12 meeting
Minutes from 10/15/12 meeting
Minutes from 10/22/12 meeting
Minutes from 11/5/12 meeting
Minutes from 11/19/12 meeting
Minutes from 12/3/12 meeting
Minutes from 12/17/12 meeting

Minutes from 1/14/13 meeting
Minutes from 1/21/13 meeting
Minutes from 2/4/13 meeting
Minutes from 2/21/13 meeting
Minutes from 3/11/13 meeting
Minutes from 3/18/13 meeting
Minutes from 4/8/13 meeting
Minutes from 4/22/13 meeting
Minutes from 5/6/13 meeting
Minutes from 5/20/13 meeting
Minutes from 6/3/13 meeting
Minutes from 6/17/13 meeting
Minutes from 7/8/13 meeting
Minutes from 7/15/13 meeting
Minutes from 7/22/13 meeting
Minutes from 8/5/13 meeting
Minutes from 8/19/13 meeting
Minutes from 9/9/13 meeting
Minutes from 9/23/13 meeting
Minutes from 10/7/13 meeting
Minutes from 11/4/13 meeting
Minutes from 11/18/13 meeting
Minutes from 12/5/13 meeting
Minutes from 12/16/13 meeting

Minutes from 1/13/14 meeting
Minutes from 2/3/14 meeting
Minutes from 2/10/14 meeting
Minutes from 2/24/14 meeting
Minutes from 3/3/14 meeting
Minutes from 3/17/14 meeting
Minutes from 4/7/14 meeting


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