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Alignment Rockford

Alignment Rockford is an organization that supports the improvement of academic and lifelong success for youth and students in Rockford by engaging partners across the community in programs and initiatives that respond to gaps and needs identified by Rockford Public School District 205.

Our Work

Our work supports students from the moment they are born until they enter college or start the career of their dreams. It’s truly a team effort, with partners from RPS 205, the business and nonprofit communities, neighborhoods, and grassroots initiatives all working together to design and launch programs that meet the biggest needs.

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Early Childhood

School readiness paves the way for academic and lifelong success. Our littlest kids have big potential and we want to make sure they are ready to learn. Our focus on early childhood gets kids ready to start kindergarten strong.

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Supporting Students

Learning happens at different paces. Discover resources and support to help every student stay on track and reach their potential.

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Connecting Community

Alignment Rockford creates systemic change by connecting community resources around issues affecting students and families in the community.


Alignment Rockford supports students and families with resources and information to help in the educational journey. Find parenting advice, local family support services, homework help, and learning resources here.

Get Involved

A community relies on its public schools. Businesses need a strong school system to recruit talent and develop the next generation of leaders. Community leaders know that education drives economic development. Neighborhoods want great schools for their families. When we focus on our schools, we all win.

Alignment Rockford brings us all together to make a difference. Get involved with Alignment and make a big impact!


Better Together

Our potential is achieved because of the great people and organizations who support Alignment Rockford. Thank you to our donors who make it all possible!

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At Alignment Rockford, we work to bring together strategic partners from corporate, civic, political, religious, and social entities to challenge and address systemic barriers our students face. We stand for the equitably growth, development, and academic achievement of every RPS 205 student! Learn... more about why we are passionate about student success:

#AlignmentRockford #SupportingStudents #SupportingSuccess

Our friends at Severson Dells Nature Center have great ideas for sharing The Basics outdoors. 🌳

Taking care of yourself by maximizing love and managing stress allows healthy bonding with your children. Healthy attachment bonds with loving caregivers help young children feel confident to... explore, learn and grow.

Playing together is one way to relieve stress. Take time to visit Severson soon to explore the woods, the prairie, and their fantastic natural playground. 🌳❤️

THROWBACK THURSDAY! Take a look at these photos from our launch of Ready to Learn! Ready to Learn is a community-wide early childhood initiative comprised of organizations, businesses, and individuals. Click here to learn more about our partnerships: ...

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Do you want to invest in the success of our future generations? Alignment Rockford needs your help! Put your listening skills and your commitment to equity, diversity, and respect for all to use as a facilitator for our parenting classes. Support our Ready to Learn initiative and... spark systemic change!

Alignment Rockford has collected hundreds of signatures in declaration of the interdependence of the community around education. The piece that we have collected signatures on is one-half of a diptych called "The Symbol of Yin and Yang." The final piece will be hung in the 3rd floor of ...the RPS 205 administration building-- and will be the first thing our RPS 205 Board of Education members and anyone else attending board meetings will see when they exit the elevator on the way to the board room.

Education is the responsibility and care of all.

Join us at Rockford University this Thursday to celebrate International Day of Peace with words from Naomi Tutu that envision peace, harmony, and interdependence.

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