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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

The Power of the Volunteer

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April 19, 2018

Today we hosted a meeting for the businesses who are participating in Sophomore Site Visits. Over 55 local businesses are hosting 10th graders for an interactive tour and discussion at their place of business this spring. Alignment Rockford aligns community resources to the needs of the Rockford Public Schools. A new College and Career Readiness

Relationships vs. Authority

News

April 19, 2018

This morning in our College Readiness A-Team meeting, we discussed how to scale up a program that is taking place at Lincoln Middle School. Started by employees of UTAS, this mentor/tutor program focuses on working with 6th through 8th grade students to increase their math skills. Currently students are taken out of math class for

Nashville Visit to Rockford

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April 19, 2018

Melissa Jaggers, Associate Executive Director of Alignment Nashville, visited Rockford today and attended our Academy Expo team meeting. Her blog, below, perfectly captures the essence of the Alignment model. Rockford Pathways A-Team meeting – Rock Valley College This morning, I was privileged to be able to attend the Alignment Rockford Academy Expo Alignment Team (A-Team)

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Our Ready to Learn initiative has shifted into high gear and we are looking to recruit parents and residents alike to help join in our efforts to help prepare young children for kindergarten. Our collaborative efforts will improve the outcomes for students, families, neighborhoods and the Rockford region.

For more information or to get involved, contact Ready to Learn Program Manager Esther Lodge at esther@alignmentrockford.com or visit us online today - alignmentrockford.com/#contact-2
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At Alignment Rockford, we advocate for and work on behalf of the youth in our region. It is our duty to honor those we serve in how we solve problems by ensuring an equitable process to create solutions. You can count on us to help build a community of inclusivity by putting those that are living the experiences – or closest to the problem – as part of the solution. Afterall, people adopt the change that they are part of making.

We look forward to working alongside you, our friends, to continue our work to give the next generation a solid foundation to build successful lives.

If you’d like to learn more or get involved, contact Executive Director Anisha Grimmett at anisha@alignmentrockford.com or visit us online today - alignmentrockford.com/
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