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Alignment Rockford Announces Job Shadow Results


June 26, 2020

Alignment Rockford, a collective impact organization whose mission is to align community resources in support of public school strategies, is excited to share the results from its job shadow experiences during the 2019-2020 school year. Alignment Rockford connects local employers with RPS 205 to provide job shadow experiences for its 11th grade students. Job shadows

It’s Time to Think Beyond the Status Quo


June 5, 2020

Dear Friends of Alignment Rockford, The death of George Floyd has put a national spotlight on the issue of racism and systemic violence at a scale not seen in recent memory. That spotlight also shines on our own community. Our team had a conversation about the Rockford community and how we can enhance our own

Alignment Rockford Announces New Team Members


May 12, 2020

Jessica Hayes Brook Loomis Rachel Robinson Alignment Rockford is proud to announce the addition of three new team members. Jessica Hayes, Brook Loomis and Rachel Robinson joined the organization on May 4. Jessica is the Work-based Learning Coordinator and is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with businesses and non-corporate partners with the purpose of aligning

Rockford Promise awards 31 scholarships to RPS students


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!


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?


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


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


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

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We are proud to share that last school year, 610 RPS 205 high school students earned college credits for courses taken during high school.

Thanks to the Great Lakes College & Career Pathways grant, RPS 205 and Rock Valley College are working together to provide dual credit opportunities for students.

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#BringingEducationToLife #ExploreThenSoar

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Alignment Rockford

When regional employers team up with Rockford students, great things happen!

With support from the Great Lakes College & Career Pathways grant, Alignment Rockford and RPS 205 can provide off-campus work-based learning opportunities for students.

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Alignment Rockford

Save the date for an upcoming job fair! For more information, a list of participating businesses or to RSVP, visit:

#RockfordIL #JobFair

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