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Rockford Promise awards 31 scholarships to RPS students

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May 6, 2019

ROCKFORD — Rockford Promise, a nonprofit that works to improve the local economy by awarding college scholarships to students of Rockford Public Schools, handed out a record-breaking 31 full-tuition scholarships Friday afternoon. The recipients were celebrated at a ceremony at Rock Valley College, where 27 of the students will attend classes in the fall. The

East High School Juniors experience first round of Job Shadows!

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January 6, 2019

November 28, 2018: The Alignment Rockford Job Shadow Team created, planned, and piloted job shadow experiences for East High School Junior students this past November. Students were able to visit a local business with their desired career. Each student had hands-on training in the field and one-on-one time with career experts. By the end of

Why Expo?

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October 8, 2018

A brief history behind large exhibitions, and why they work. A Career Expo in Marietta, GA, 2011 As Alignment Rockford preps for the Academy Expo, I started to wonder why people do Expos and how they really work. Where did they get their start? Who thought that gathering a large group of people in the

Transactional vs Transformational Relationships

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September 19, 2018

Alignment Rockford is a Ford NGL community. What does this mean? Not only are students at the center of everything we do, but just like Alignment, Ford NGL is a larger organization that helps communities prepare a collaborative community-driven approach to achieve a new way of learning. You’ve already seen this in action with our

Trauma Informed Care – NICNE Community of Practice

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September 12, 2018

Rockford, IL – Today, Alignment Rockford ventured to the Unitarian Universalist Church for the NIU Center of Nonpofit Excellence Community of Practice for Case Managers. This session we learned about how trauma affects children and adults. Lori Poppen from Children’s Home and Aid and Mary Ellen Commare from Youth Services Network led a presentation on

Katy Haun and Earl Wilsey talk Expo on the morning news

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September 4, 2018

This year, Alignment Rockford will host its 7th Annual Academy Expo on October 24th. The Expo is an event that provides an opportunity for all Rockford Public Schools’ 9th graders to engage with area businesses to explore potential career opportunities and helps forge a relevant link between student curriculum and future careers. The event also

Rockford’s finest rock out for lip sync challenge

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August 28, 2018

Source: Rockford’s finest rock out for lip sync challenge ROCKFORD — Rockford Police Department officers released their “lip sync challenge” video Friday, set to songs by AC/DC and Rockford’s own Cheap Trick. The three-minute video is among many law enforcement “lip sync challenge” videos being released by police agencies across the country as part of a popular

Do You Know These People?

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April 19, 2018

In Judy Gustafson’s first teaching job, some of her students were the exact same age as she was. She was a young 21 year old graduate who was teaching developmental English. Jay Larson began his career in the financial sector. Nik Butenhoff was recognized as the Conference Coach of the Year for volleyball. And Chris

Exactly What We Hoped For

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April 19, 2018

This week our Pathways team recapped sophomore site visits that occurred during the last couple of weeks in March. All RPS205 sophomores must visit a business in order to meet this college and career readiness benchmark requirement. Alignment Rockford worked with local businesses to arrange site visits for students. We worked with local businesses and

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