Alignment Rockford

The greatest challenges facing Rockford are related to public education and its impact on our community. The committee process includes five phases:


Alignment Rockford's mission is to align community resources in support of public school strategies to raise student achievement, improve the health and happiness of our children, and advance the economic and social well-being of our community. Truancy rates must be lowered and minority achievement gaps need to be closed. Standardized test scores and graduation rates are unacceptably low. High pov

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Are you ready to be a force for change in our community? Alignment Rockford needs YOU! We're on a mission to transform education, empower our youth, and strengthen our city. But we can't do it without volunteers like you! Click the link to learn more about ways you can get involved.


Discover Alignment Rockford's annual report, 'The Future Starts Now'! Learn about the initiatives and programs we are implementing to improve the lives of families and students across Rockford. Initiatives like our Healing-Centered Student Support, which is a community-based approach involving schools, families and our region to support our youngest residents. We are committed to creating a brighter future for all!


Make a difference in the lives of students across the region! When you give to Alignment Rockford, you are supporting a future where every child can thrive and succeed in life. Click the link to contribute and to learn more about how your donation helps families in Rockford:


📣Attention Rockford caregivers! 📣 Basics Insights Rockford is your partner in early childhood development. Unlock weekly age-appropriate tips for kids 0-5. Enroll now via text or WhatsApp! 📱 Start the journey to kindergarten success!


Rockford families, get ready for a literacy adventure! The Alignment Rockford Ready to Learn Early Childhood Coalition is introducing 🔟 "Read, Play, Learn" kits across our community. Created in collaboration with the Laundry Literacy Coalition, Lakeshore Learning, and Scholastic, these kits are more than just books – they're gateways to imagination, learning, and community engagement. How? We are transforming laundromats and other Rockford area locations into Family Read, Play & Learn hubs to help foster early brain and language development in your little ones. Learn more ➡️


Elevate our community through education! Alignment Rockford's annual giving is the key to unlocking opportunities for local students. Your support fuels programs that empower and inspire. Join us in creating a legacy of learning! Make a donation today and be part of the change ➡️


Help us create systemic change across Rockford to support our youth! Alignment Rockford needs your help to make a lasting impact through our Healing-Centered Student Support approach. We are placing the student at the center of the educational experience and taking into account the causes and effects of the difficulties they may face at home, in their community and at school. Sign up today to make a difference!


Join us in making a difference! Alignment Rockford's annual giving campaign is in full swing. Your support can empower local students and educators, driving positive change in our community. Together, we can shape the future! Donate today and be a part of the transformation. Every contribution counts! 👉


Are you a parent? Seize the opportunity today to boost your child's growth! Basics Insights Rockford offers simple, effective tips via text or WhatsApp. 📲 Tailored for ages 0-5, these activities seamlessly fit into your routine. Enroll today and pave the way for kindergarten success ➡️


Ignite change with Alignment Rockford! Our annual giving campaign is here, and we need YOUR help to fuel our mission. Your donation can pave the way for innovation in education, inspiring young minds to reach their full potential. Let's build a brighter future together! 🌟 Click the link to contribute:


Thank you Hard Rock Rockford for your support of students and many other important work in our region!

Nearly 100 organizations supported, and over $1 million have been given back to our local community❤️ 🌎

Thank you, Rockford 🫶


🌟 Shaping success from day one! 🌟 Alignment Rockford is one of the few communities in the U.S. using the UCLA-led Early Development Instrument (EDI) in our Ready to Learn movement. The first five years are crucial for a child's future and our Ready to Learn initiative is driving transformative change to ensure every child and family has access to the tools needed for success. We're committed to monitoring the well-being of our youngest residents! Let's bridge the gap in institutionalized support for families and create an equal start for all.


Support Alignment Rockford, along with RPS 205 and the City of Rockford Government in our new Healing-Centered Student Support approach, a community vision around education and student support in Rockford that’s coming to life!

The healing-centered student support approach recognizes the impact of trauma on students and introduces trauma-informed teaching practices, mental health support for students, safe and supportive environments inside and outside of the school day, community engagement and empowerment of families. GET INVOLVED! We encourage local agencies and organizations to get involved. Click here to sign up:


Shape a brighter future with Alignment Rockford's Ready to Learn initiative! 📚 Join us in uniting organizations and businesses committed to enhancing the early years of Rockford's youngest residents. Together, we can provide the best start for our little ones, fostering a stronger, thriving community. Let's invest in the future—because every child deserves a foundation for success.


At Alignment Rockford, we're championing a Healing-Centered Student Support approach to uplift area youth in school and life. Recognizing the impact of trauma, we offer one-on-one support and resources to positively influence a student's ability to learn and lead a happier life. We're on a mission to help students reach their full potential, and we need the community's support! Join the Healing-Centered Student Support movement—a collective of agencies, organizations and individuals dedicated to overcoming the challenges our youth face. Let's work together to make a lasting impact!


THROWBACK THURSDAY! We're taking a stroll down memory lane at Alignment Rockford! From humble beginnings to transformative growth, our journey has been remarkable. Over the years, we've added incredible programs and initiatives like Ready to Learn, Healing-Centered Student Support, Illinois Basics, and more! Today, we celebrate not just where we've been, but the incredible impact we're making together. Here's to the past, present, and future of fostering positive change in our community!

Ready to Learn Survey 12/20/2023

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Parents in Rockford with Young Kids, We Need Your Help! 👶

🔍 Participate in Our Important Survey! 🔍

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all our lives, especially our little ones. If you're a parent of children under the age of 5, your insights are incredibly valuable in understanding these effects.

In partnership with Region 1 Planning Council, we are looking specifically at how the pandemic has influenced children during their crucial early years. Whether it's about their learning, health, or overall development, your experience during the COVID shutdown is essential to our study.

👉 Take a few moments to fill out our survey:

Your input will help shape better support systems and policies for young families in our community. Let's work together to ensure our children's bright future!

🙏 Thank You for Making a Difference! 🌟

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At Alignment Rockford, we're pioneering change with the UCLA-led Early Development Instrument (EDI) in our Ready to Learn movement! The first five years shape a child's future, and our initiative is ensuring every child and family has the tools for success. 🧠👶 Join us in monitoring the well-being of our youngest residents, bridging gaps in support, and creating an equal start for all. Together, let's empower the next generation for a brighter future!


Unlock the power of early childhood development with The Basics, a program by Alignment Rockford that provides resources and programs for parents! Did you know we're transforming the landscape for our little ones, empowering families to prepare every child so they’re Kindergarten ready? The Basics offer five simple, research-backed practices to nurture kids aged 0-18 months. Join the movement for brighter futures! 🌈✨ Click the link to learn more and be part of the change.

Assessing our Systems - Alignment Rockford 12/15/2023

Embrace change and make a difference! Join us for Sector Summit TODAY, December 15 from 9 AM to 12PM for a community analysis of the seven critical systems impacting our students. From Arts and Recreation to Juvenile Justice, we'll be using the SOAR analysis to highlight strengths and envision a brighter future. Plus, enjoy coffee and refreshments as we engage in meaningful discussions. Let's build a community that fosters success for everyone! ☀️

Assessing our Systems - Alignment Rockford through a Healing-Centered Lens Take part in a community analysis about seven critical systems around our students: Physical and Mental Health Education Arts and Recreation Public Service Social Service Juvenile Justice Housing and Transportation   These systems have the power to strengthen or weak...


Every community member plays a role in Healing-Centered Student Support! This community-based approach tackles trauma from a systemic perspective, underlining the interplay of a student’s home, school, and community that places students at the center of their own growth and success. Embraced by community leaders across various sectors, this effort is crucial for you to understand and be part of. The Future Starts Now! Discover how you can positively impact a student's journey by joining the Healing-Centered Student Support movement. Let's work together to create a community where every student can reach their full potential. Sign up now and learn how you can get involved!

Assessing our Systems - Alignment Rockford 12/13/2023

Join us on Friday, December 15 from 9 AM to 12PM at our Sector Summit as we explore seven crucial systems affecting our students' lives. From Education to Social Service, we'll use the SOAR analysis to uncover strengths, opportunities, and aspirations. Let's come together to empower our community and pave the way for success! 🌟 Coffee and refreshments provided – because great ideas start with great conversations! Save your spot now!

Assessing our Systems - Alignment Rockford through a Healing-Centered Lens Take part in a community analysis about seven critical systems around our students: Physical and Mental Health Education Arts and Recreation Public Service Social Service Juvenile Justice Housing and Transportation   These systems have the power to strengthen or weak...


The future belongs to our children, and your support can help mold it into something extraordinary. Alignment Rockford is committed to transforming education, empowering our youth, and strengthening our city. With your donation, you're investing in a brighter tomorrow. Join us on this remarkable journey. Every contribution, no matter the amount, has a ripple effect that can shape the future. Click the link to donate and be a part of our mission.


Ready to make a meaningful contribution? Become a volunteer with Alignment Rockford! Join the Healing-Centered Student Support movement in Rockford to help foster resilience and growth for our students and community. This framework considers trauma not just as an individual problem but as a systemic one, recognizing the circles of influence around a student, including their home life, school environment and broader community. Sign up now and be part of the change.


Our partners at Severson Dells Nature Center are champions of The Basics, sharing great information about early childhood development and attachment with families! ❤️🍁

Over the last few months, we have been taking the five Basic Principles that prepare a child for a lifetime of learning and success and have shown how and why you should take these strategies outdoors. The last of the Illinois Basics Principles is to Read and Discuss Stories.

Check out the blog posting here:

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to when Alignment Rockford was a vision that became a reality! Our healing- centered approach to students and families has helped transform the lives of students across Rockford. It's incredible to see our vision become a reality, thanks to our dedicated team and supporters! Together, we'll continue to make a profound impact on education in our community.

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