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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

Community Leaders Assist in Shark Tank Project

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April 19, 2018

A team from this year’s Chamber of Commerce Leadership Rockford graduating class has been working with the BAMIT (Business, Arts, Modern World Languages, and Information Technology) College and Career Readiness Council to support Academy efforts within the Rockford public high schools. One major effort consisted of a first-ever Shark Tank event in Mrs. Nicole Frazer’s Economic classes

Impact of Community and Education Collaboration

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April 19, 2018

As community engagement coordinator for Alignment Rockford I had the privilege of attending site visits last week with RPS205 teachers and sophomores. Until I actually attended my first visit to Larson & Darby Group with 25 East High School students interested in architecture, I wondered if I was more excited than the students would be. It soon

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Had a great time yesterday with Jefferson Students during their Site Visit with the Rockford Fire Department! So much new technology to learn and explore! We’ll be there again tomorrow with Auburn students! Auburn Knights , RPS 205, Rockford Fire Department ...

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Dr. Nagle, President and CEO of Erikson Institute is in Rockford at the Unitarian Universalist Church giving a presentation on "The First 1100 Days", giving insight into the importance of interaction and intervention in the early years of a child's life.

If you couldn't make it in person, you can watch the live stream of that presentation here!
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