Get InvolvedWithAlignment Rockford
Our work is the work of our community. If there’s one thing we know about the people of Rockford, it’s that they have a desire to make a difference, especially for our students. Ensuring every child has the best chance possible to learn, grow, and excel is something everyone can take part in – as an organization or individual. We have many options to lend your support and make an impact on a child’s life and our community’s future.
YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IS RIGHT HERE! FIRST, LET US KNOW WHO YOU ARE.
For Community Members
You are here because you know that every child has potential and deserves the chance to thrive. Look at our opportunities, imagine the difference you can make as a volunteer, and contact us today. Our community’s children need you!
The Incredible Years
Our littlest children have BIG potential. The Incredible Years program trains parents and caregivers in the skills they need to prevent and treat behavior problems and promotes social, emotional, and academic competence. As the facilitator, you will receive training to empower and support parents as their child’s first, and most influential, teacher.
ABRIENDO PUERTAS/OPENING DOORS
Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors is a program originally developed by and for Latino parents and now adapted for English-speaking parents. Parents and caregivers of children ages 0 to 5 receive vital skills on how to engage with their young children and create early childhood experiences that promote learning.
BECOME A PARENT CO-LEAD
Parents of children ages 0 to 5 – we need you and your connections! As a Parent Co-Lead, you will partner with other parents and community members to spread the word to local groups and neighborhoods about our Ready to Learn resources. With your help, we can make sure everyone knows about and has access to these amazing tools! This is a paid position.
TO SIGN UP OR TO LEARN MORE CONTACT : Larissa at Lcbrown@alignmentrockford.com
ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Are you inspired by what Alignment Rockford is doing to increase the opportunities for our children’s academic and lifelong success, but you aren’t sure how you can help? Give us a call!
We have other volunteer opportunities available. All we ask is that you bring your passion and commitment to the Alignment Rockford mission, and we’ll find a spot for you!
TO SIGN UP OR TO LEARN MORE CONTACT : Larissa at firstname.lastname@example.org
For Businesses & Organizations
Your organization is part of the solution to supporting students and families in Rockford. Getting involved with Alignment Rockford will connect your services to students and families in a way that makes a deep impact in an area of demonstrated need. Our opportunities are built into project areas where we are working and align with and support the goals of Rockford Public School District 205 to help close learning gaps for students in Rockford.
JOIN a READY TO LEARN TEAM
Every student deserves the chance to succeed. Alignment Rockford is leading the community effort to address barriers and provide support to families of young children, so our kids enter kindergarten healthy and ready to learn!
AS PART OF THE READY TO LEARN TEAM YOU WILL:
- Use Rockford-specific Early Childhood Data (The Early Development Instrument–EDI) to develop programs that respond to the needs of families with young children
- Create and identify resources to support and empower parents and caregivers
- Meet regularly with, and collaborate closely among other organizations that serve families of young children, strengthening the network of access for families
- Work with Parent Co-Leads
- Bring Ready to Learn programs and projects into your organization
- Make lasting changes for families raising children in Rockford
HOST CLASSES FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS
The Incredible Years
Our littlest children have BIG potential. The Incredible Years program trains parents and caregivers in the skills they need to make sure their child(ren) is ready to learn!
Your organization will:
- Hold sessions at your facility
- Provide employees interested in serving as facilitators
- Help enroll parents and caregivers in the program
ABRIENDO PUERTAS/OPENING DOORS
Children’s brains develop connections faster in the first five years than at any other time in their lives. Babies are born ready to learn and that’s why parents and caregivers must be ready to be a part of their development. Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors is a program developed originally by and for Latino parents and now adapted for English-speaking parents, too!
Parents and caregivers of children ages 0 to 5 receive vital skills on how to engage with their young children and create early childhood experiences that promote learning. Organizations that have established connections with families of children ages 0 to 5 would be ideal hosts for this program.
SIGN UP TO HOST
CONTACT: Larissa at email@example.com
ALIGNMENT ROCKFORD GOVERNANCE
JOIN OUR GOVERNING BOARD
Visionaries Needed! As a member of the Alignment Rockford Governing Board, you will have the opportunity to help define our role in advancing and supporting lifelong academic achievement. If you are a strategic thinker with a background in business, education, or community and civic engagement and want children in our community to thrive, we need you!
JOIN OUR OPERATING BOARD
We need thinkers and doers for our Operating Board. On this board you will be a part of a diverse group representing businesses and organizations throughout Rockford, guiding the work of our teams and directing project implementation.
Support our Work
Your support matters to the work we are doing in the community. Donate today and help every student in the community reach their potential.
WANT TO DISCUSS WHERE YOUR DONATION COULD BEST SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY’S CHILDREN?