Next Rockford Meeting – Location Based Scholarships – 7/9 7:30am RPS205

Next Rockford Meeting Thursday, July 9, 2015 RPS205, 501 7th St., Rockford, IL 7:30-8:30 am Topic: Location Based Scholarships Twitter Hashtag: #nextpromise Please join us on Thursday July 9th at 7:30am in the 3rd floor board room at RPS205 for the General Membership meeting.  Matt Vosberg, Assistant Superintendent, will provide an update and participate in a discussion on location based scholarships. Next Rockford exists to….. – Connect generational leaders to one another. – Educate our generations on the issues important to the...

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Next Rockford Book Drive Big Success

Dad, what does that sign say? Dad, how do you spell this word? Dad, what does R-O-C-K-F-O-R-D spell? Ok, my 6 year old didn’t ask that last one, but everyone should be concerned about early childhood education in a town like ours. The positive impact that literacy can have on children from birth through elementary school can be life changing. Next Rockford is an organization with a goal of improving Rockford, connecting leaders, and advocating for issues important to our members and the community. Education has been a focus of our group...

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Next Rockford Meeting – 6/11 7:30am YWCA

Next Rockford Meeting Thursday, June 11, 2015 YWCa, 4990 E State St, Rockford, IL 7:30-8:30 am Topic: City and County Update and Strategic Plans Twitter Hashtag: #nextcico Please join us on Thursday June 11th at 7:30am at RMAP for the General Membership meeting.  Mayor Morrissey and Chairman Christensen will provide updates on current status, and more importantly, 2-3 strategic initiatives for the City and County. Additionally, we will have updates on: – Location Based Scholarships Next Rockford exists to….. – Connect generational...

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Next Rockford on RMAP and Long Range Transportation Planning

Topic: RMAP and Long Range Transportation Planning Twitter Hashtag: #nextrmap At the May General Membership meeting of Next Rockford Michael Dunn Jr. spoke about RMAP and Long Range Transportation Planning.  Next Rockford also concluded the book drive for schools in need with over 5,000 books gathered! Great work by @_weberchris and our members on over 5,000 books gathered for @RPS205 students in need! #nexteducation pic.twitter.com/pTs9utdPHw — Next_Rockford (@Next_Rockford) May 14, 2015 Great to see @iamjohnoliver Infrastructure video at...

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Opportunity for all?

A recent and widely publicized study revealed the importance of neighborhood and location in the outcomes of poor children.  The study was reported in the New York Times, and discussed in local media over the last week. You can see, yourself, the information for Winnebago County here.  The data shows that a child, born into a household in the bottom 25% of income, has a worse outcome in some places, and better in others. That child, born in Winnebago County, will earn about 9% less income at age 26 than a similar child, also born into...

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Next Rockford on Rock Valley College Trustee Election

Topic: Rock Valley College Trustee Election Twitter Hashtag: #nextrvcboard   At the last General Membership meeting of Next Rockford there was a forum of the candidates for Rock Valley College Trustee.  All six candidates for the two 6-year terms and both candidates for the one 2-year term were invited to explain their visions for the college and the impact they will have on the board.   Kicking off #nextrvcboard forum. #2015rrvelection @rrstar pic.twitter.com/JHRClHSyXH — Dorothy Schneider (@DotSchneider) March 12, 2015 A lot of...

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