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2016-2017 Capstone Consultant

Alignment Rockford's Career Awareness team is 
seeking services  from the community to assist
in one or all (3)  levels of support for the Capstone Consultant Program:
  • Provide workshops.
  • Provide ongoing classroom support.
  • Partner with Alignment Rockford in operating the Capstone Pilot Program.
For more information and to respond to this invitation 

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!
The Healthy Starts team has developed community-wide messaging for all families with students going into kindergarten.The Ready Set Kindergarten! materials are aimed to ensure parents have a common understanding of the skills children need to be successful in kindergarten.

Services Needed from the Community:
  • Place the provided brochures and posters in a waiting area or employee break room
  • Include the information in your company newsletter (digital information provided)
  • Include the provided information in your church bulletin
  • Have brochures available for interested families to pick up
  • Display the information on your digital billboard or monitor
  • Promote the information on your social media sites
  • Provide brochures to patients or clients with young children
  • Sponsor or donate printing services
To respond to this invitation to please
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Each month we feature one of our Alignment Team members in our new series, Faces of Alignment Rockford. This month we are featuring Heidi Dettman!
Heidi Dettman
Executive Director of K-12 Curriculum, Rockford Public Schools
Alignment Rockford Career Awareness Chair  

Heidi has spent most of her career teaching high school English and the past four years within the Rockford Public School District overseeing curriculum. Heidi is the new Chair of Alignment Rockford's Career Awareness Team.
Currently, she is getting to know the work of the team but is no stranger to collaboration and team work. She was on the other end of the spectrum as a volunteer for the Capstone Project prior to taking the helm of the Career Awareness Team. Heidi is excited about the work of the team and the talent everyone brings to the table. 

Click here to learn more about Heidi and her involvement within Alignment Rockford. 
"Students are beginning to see the application of their learning and, beyond that, application in their own community. It's powerful. And what's even better is that they are forming relationships with our community members, giving them even more opportunities to interact with people who believe in them and want to see them succeed."  -Heidi Dettman

It's getting cold out there! This holiday season please consider Rockford's youth. 

All goods collected will be distributed to students in Rockford Public Schools.

Click here for a complete list of collection sites 

Don't have time to join a team but want an easy way to help out?
  • Do you have a service project that you could use students' help with? 
  • Do you have an acoustic guitar you could donate? 
  • Do you have access to skilled trades OR medical career specific posters, job openings, apprenticeships, programs, or any information you might have hanging on a bulletin board at work?
Check out the list of Academy Needs by selecting:

Email Zalihta Pegeese, Alignment Rockford's Alignment Team Coordinator if you might be able  
to help with any of these needs or for additional information.        

Please pass along to anyone you know who might be able to help out!

Join the Excitement!
Click the image to the left to see your best fit in Alignment Rockford and Academy Team involvement or click on the right to learn how you can work in our high schools supporting the College & Career Academies of Rockford!

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.