April 05 2019
We did a lot in March! Here's a recap.
For more information on Alignment Rockford, our teams, and how you can get involved, please visit our website.
Job Shadow
March concluded our Job Shadow Pilot. East High School Students experienced a 4-hour hands-on job shadow at a local businesses that aligned with their career interests. Alignment Rockford implemented the pilot in November, February, and March - upon review of outcomes, board members will help decide if this pilot is ready for scale-up.

To see the results and learn more about the Job Shadow Pilot, click the button below!
Single Point of Entry
Our Healthy Starts Team developed a card that identifies organizations for basic needs as a single point of entry. This card was turned into an electronic self-service kiosk and placed at four pilot locations on March 1st. Users are able to find services they need all in one place. When this pilot ends in June, the team will determine scale-up capabilities.

To learn more about the SPOE initiative, click the button below!
Ready to Learn
Rockford Public Schools, Private and Parochial schools, Alignment Rockford, and Transform Rockford, have partnered with the Erikson Institute to assess kindergarten readiness within communities using a new tool called the Early Development Instrument (EDI). The tool will allow us to see the correlations between children's strengths and vulnerabilities with assets and resources in their neighborhoods. These results can help build new legislation, re-allocate resources, align programs, etc.

To learn more about the Ready to Learn initiative, please click the link below!
Fire Science
  • In March, the team continued to develop the EMT Certification Course option for RVC dual credit for students in various Academies who are interested in Fire Science, Public Safety, Health or Sciences.
  • In April, the Fire Department will host several dates of Sophomore Site Visits with Rockford Public Schools. Students will have the opportunity to work hands-on with Fire Science equipment in different scenarios and environments one might experience in the field.

To learn more about the Fire Science Industry Council, click the button below!
Public Safety
  • The School Liaison Officer at Haskell Elementary will implement formal and informal presentations to help showcase police careers to students while giving lessons in public safety.
  • The Industry Council is working on building a robust pathway from RPS to RVC to Rockford University for students interested in Criminal Justice that wish to pursue post-secondary degrees in this field.

For more information on the Public Safety Industry Council, please click on the button below!
Upcoming Events
Dr. Nagle Presentation: The First 1100 Days Last a Lifetime
Friday, April 12, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church
Sophomore Site Visits
  • Jefferson High School Tuesday, April 16
  • Auburn High School Thursday, April 18
  • Roosevelt High School Friday, April 26
Academy Expo
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Indoor Sports Center at Mercyhealth Sportscore II