May 10 2019
April went by fast! Here's a recap.
Where We Went
Fire Department Site Visits!
The Rockford Fire Department hosted Site Visits for East, Auburn, Roosevelt, and Jefferson High Schools. Students interested in health or public service careers were able to use EMT/Paramedic and Firefighting equipment in different activities and drills.

Overall:

  • 90% of students found the visit interesting
  • 70% of students were still interested in a career in health or public service.
  • 30% of students weren't sure or wanted to change their focus.
  • 90% of students learned something new.

To see more survey results and learn more about the Fire Science Industry Council, click the button below!
Thank You for Attending!
Dr. Nagle, President and CEO of the Erikson Institute, came to Rockford in April to present on "The First 1100 Days" of a child's life. He discussed the importance of early intervention for medical, educational, and emotional well-being. This presentation was part of our Ready to Learn Initiative and partnership with Erikson Institute to help families get the resources for vulnerable children and families at an early age.

To see the video of the event, click on the link!
What We Did
We've Gone Digital!
The Single Point of Entry Self Service Kiosks have been live for one month! So far, there have been 154 impressions (clicks) since the pilot launch on March 1st.

These kiosks help families find the resources they need in one place. The goal of this initiative is to support families with children from 0-3 years. The cards were the first phase of this initiative, and are still flying off the shelves!

The pilot will continue to run until June, and the team will assess the impact and discuss scale up at more locations.

To learn more about the SPOE Initiative, click the button below!
INCubatorEDU + Capstone
Our Capstone Team will support the INCubatorEDU program for all RPS High Schools. This program offers an authentic, collaborative, entrepreneurship experience. Business students will have the opportunity to create and fully develop their own product or service. Volunteers will assist students as they build, test, learn, and apply their ideas to the real world.

To learn more about the Capstone Team, click the button below!
For more information on Alignment Rockford, our teams, and how you can get involved, please visit our website.
Upcoming Events
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PLTW Canoe Races
Friday, May 17, 2019
Levings Lake, Rockford 61102
8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Academy Expo
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Indoor Sports Center at Mercyhealth Sportscore II