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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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National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 - October 15. Alignment Rockford is proud to acknowledge the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our community!

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps has released a new measure: Child Care Cost Burden. Data shows that child care costs are higher than the federal threshold (7% of a household’s income) in every county across the country with available data.

What are the benefits of affordable, ...quality child care?

🔸 Early care and education is an essential component of economic development
🔸 Allows caregivers opportunities to secure education and paid work
🔸 Helps children develop skills they will need for success in school and in their lives outside of school
🔸 Narrows socioeconomic and racial/ethnic inequalities

Learn more at:

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Child Care Cost Burden Video V4 1

Alignment Rockford and Rockford Public Library invite you to join us for a lunch-hour film screening of No Small Matter at the RPL Nordlof Center followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker, policy experts, and local community members about the importance of early childhood education to our on October 25th at 12 pm.

No Small Matter trailer:

"Generally, we think of purpose as something young adults discover in life by exploring their own interests and values and the different ways they can contribute to the world. But research suggests that some of the foundations of purpose may be built in early childhood."

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Five Childhood Experiences That Lead to a More Purposeful Life

Research suggests that our paths to finding purpose can be shaped by early childhood experiences.

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