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Esther Lodge Joins the Team

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Alignment Rockford, a collective impact organization whose mission is to align community resources in support of public school strategies, is proud to announce the addition of Esther Lodge to its team. Lodge serves as the organization’s Ready to Learn manager. In her role, Lodge is responsible for organizing and managing the implementation of the Ready to

Alignment Rockford Awarded $500,000 to Support Early Childhood Development Programs

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Alignment Rockford is pleased to announce it has been awarded multi-year funding from the *Illinois Action for Children’s Community Parenting Support Saturation project. The organization was awarded $500,000 over the next three years to help prepare young children for kindergarten, and in turn, improve the outcomes for students, families, neighborhoods and the Rockford region. According

Alignment Rockford Announces Job Shadow Results

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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

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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

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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

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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

Why Expo?

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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

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ONE MONTH AWAY! We’re just one month out from our 10th annual Academy Expo! We are looking for industry leaders to help share their expertise and introduce Rockford’s future workforce to careers waiting for them! CAN YOU HELP? conta.cc/3yVpMe2 ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you a parent or caregiver to children 0 to 5 years old? Want to help them improve their language development? Check out this free app! The LEAP app helps you interact with children in language-rich, back and forth ways. Tag others in the comments, so they can download it too!Apple Store: apps.apple.com/us/app/beginning-with-babble/id1188469867Play Store: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.leap.learning.system.bwb&hl=en&gl=US ... See MoreSee Less
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It’s #NationalOnlineLearningDay! We want to give a huge congratulations to all of the @rps205 teachers and students who have found ways to make learning fun and creative through this pandemic. In honor of #NationalOnlineLearningDay, we would love to hear stories about how you have adapted to online learning. Share your favorite story below! ... See MoreSee Less
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