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

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December 15, 2020

Alignment Rockford is pleased to announce it has been awarded multi-year funding from the Illinois Action for Children’s Community Parenting 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 to

Alignment Rockford Announces Job Shadow Results

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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

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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

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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’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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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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Alignment Rockford

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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