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Alignment Rockford Announces New Team Members

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May 12, 2020

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 Public School 205 high students with work-based learning opportunities. She will collaborate with the RPS College & Career Readiness department to support the development of students’ employability skills to aid in a meaningful experience for both students and employers. 

Brook is the Ready to Learn Project Manager and is responsible for organizing and managing the implementation of the Ready to Learn project, an initiative that is working to ensure Rockford families and children have the resources they need to be kindergarten ready by using Erikson Institute’s Early Development Instrument. She will provide ongoing support by guiding the initiative’s vision and strategies.

Rachel is the College and Career Readiness Manager. She will manage and facilitate work of the community-wide College and Career Readiness team, which includes developing job shadow/internship programs for high school students, continuously improving the annual Academy Expo event, increasing awareness and diversity through the Public Safety and Fire Science Industry Councils, and recruiting volunteers for IncubatorEDU – an entrepreneurship program that helps students understand how to build a business.  

“We are thrilled to add a diverse group of talented professionals to the Alignment Rockford team,” said Anisha Grimmett, Executive Director of Alignment Rockford. “From early childhood learning initiatives to workforce development programs for Rockford Public Schools, our team is taking a deliberate approach to invest in the bookends of education to aid in the health and vitality of the Rockford region.”

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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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