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About Us

About Us

Welcome to Alignment Rockford! Alignment Rockford is a public school support organization.
We employ a process to design and pilot tactical solutions in areas
of greatest strategic need for Rockford Public Schools.

Vision

Alignment Rockford envisions all students graduating from high school with marketable employment skills or enrolling in post-secondary education. They are eager to live, work, learn, create, and play in the Rockford Region as contributing adults.

Collective Impact

Collective impact is a centralized infrastructure, a dedicated staff, and a structured process that leads to a common agenda, shared measurement, continuous communication and mutually reinforcing activities among all participants.

Operational Principles

Enable children to succeed
Align with the school district’s strategic priorities
Design solutions focusing on high-yield challenges
Solve complex problems
Work of serving public schools is generational

Process

All Alignment teams form in response to a request made by RPS205. All teams are chaired by a school district administrator and vice chaired by a community leader. Each team follows the same process cycle, and each phase is comprised of multiple steps.

“A stronger economy means a better quality of life for everyone. Rockford Public Schools and hundreds of community volunteers are ALL IN for success. Together, we’re changing the future, and we need you.”
The Team

The Team

Dedicated. Passionate. Determined.
Addressing the Needs Identified by Public Schools.

Anisha Grimmett
Anisha Grimmett

Anisha Grimmett

Executive Director

Katy Haun
Katy Haun

Katy Haun

Operations Manager

Greta Sanders
Greta Sanders

Greta Sanders

Data Analyst

Danika Mollway
Danika Mollway

Danika Mollway

Community Engagement Manager

We Are Thankful for 150 Partners So Far!

Partners: 150
Goal: 250
The Mission

The Mission

Welcome to Alignment Rockford! Alignment Rockford is a public school support organization.
We employ a process to design and pilot tactical solutions in areas
of greatest strategic need for Rockford Public Schools.

WHO WE ARE

Alignment Rockford is a collective impact organization whose mission is to align community resources in support of public school strategies to raise student achievement, improve the health and happiness of our children, and advance the economic and social well-being of our community.

WHAT WE SEE

Alignment Rockford envisions all students graduating from high school with marketable employment skills and enrolling in post-secondary education and training. They are eager to live, work, learn, create, and play in the Rockford Region as contributing adults.

COLLECTIVE IMPACT

Collective impact is a centralized infrastructure, a dedicated staff, and a structured process that leads to a common agenda, shared measurement, continuous communication, and mutually reinforcing activities among all participants.

PRINCIPLES

  • Focus on those with the greatest need first
  • Target academics and the whole child
  • Comprehensive and multifaceted approach

PURPOSE

  • Enable children to succeed
  • Align with the school district’s strategic priorities
  • Design solutions focusing on high-yield challenges
  • Solve complex problems
  • Work of serving public schools is multi-generational

A Big Thank You!

Supporting Partners

“Alignment Rockford’s support continues to grow, and we’re making significant improvements in Rockford Public Schools. That’s no coincidence. Alignment Rockford is helping RPS 205 realize its vision to be the first choice for all families.”

~Dr. Ehren Jarrett, Superintendent, Rockford Public Schools

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ALL IN

ALL IN

Alignment Rockford (AR) teams explore and implement best practices to change the way we “do” public school in Rockford. AR teams are focused on aligning existing resources to improve student achievement and raise graduation rates. This collaborative, strategic process ensures we have the workforce to support our community’s future needs. A stronger economy means a better quality of life for everyone.

Meet The Faces

Meet The Faces

We are making positive changes in the school system, which means
we are making positive changes in the lives of our students
- Chad Moe

Lives We've Touched

“This experience helped to reaffirm my mind about choosing my future career, while at the same time it help me to open my eyes to new exciting careers.”

Quotes from

RPS 205 students

“I have a better understanding with my tutor because he has easier ways of helping me do my math.”

Quotes from

RPS 205 students

“I liked being able to look into other careers that I never thought would interest me. It changed my mind about a lot of decisions.”

Quotes from

RPS 205 students

“I love that I could ask questions about the career path I was interested in, and they could answer based on their experiences.”

Quotes from

RPS 205 students

How You Can Help

How You Can Help

Volunteers are needed to support our work to align community
resources to the greatest strategic needs of the schools.

  • 1

    Make Donation

    Alignment Rockford is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit Illinois corporation. We are funded in part by the Rockford Public Schools, Winnebago County, corporate and private contributions, and grants.

    DONATE
  • 2

    Become a Volunteer

    There are many ways to get involved with Alignment Rockford! Volunteers are needed to support our work to align community resources to the greatest strategic needs of the schools.

    VOLUNTEER
  • 3

    Discover A-Teams

    The work of Alignment Rockford is organized and conducted by Alignment teams, or A-Teams. These specialized teams are lead by community members and District 205 management who bring a diversity of expertise and a passion for public education.

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Contact Us

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in Alignment Rockford

Email

admin@alignmentrockford.com

Address

815 N. Church Street Suite 201
Rockford, Illinois 61103

Phone

(779) 774-4389