|

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...

read more

Next Rockford Platform Endorsement Process

Next Rockford is a grass roots organization comprised of Gen X and Gen Y professionals living and working in the Rock River Valley.  The purpose and focus of the organization is advocating for improvements in education, the business environment, urban development and other issue important to our membership. Next Rockford has been instrumental in initiatives to bring positive change to Rockford including: Fully supporting the conclusions of the Next Generation Consulting (Rebecca Ryan) study from 2005 for attracting and retaining talent....

read more

Next Rockford on Affordable Housing Strategies and Neighborhood Equality

Topic: Affordable Housing Strategies and Neighborhood Equality Twitter Hashtag: #nextneighborhoods   At the last General Membership meeting of Next Rockford there was a presentation and discussion on a hot topic critical to the city of Rockford, the surrounding region, and equitable neighborhoods which affects the quality of life and opportunity for all.  Ron Clewer, CEO of the Rockford Housing Authority, spoke to the organization about the Choice Neighborhoods proposal...

read more

Next Rockford to Get Update on Affordable Housing Strategies and Neighborhood Equality

Next Rockford Meeting Thursday, February 12, 2015 Jane Addams Apartments, 500 S. Seminary St., Rockford, IL 7:30-8:30 am   Topic: Affordable Housing Strategies and Neighborhood Equality Twitter Hashtag: #nextneighborhoods   Please join Next Rockford for a presentation and discussion on a hot topic critical to the city of Rockford, the surrounding region, and equitable neighborhoods which affects the quality of life and opportunity for all.  The meeting will be on Thursday February 12th at 7:30am at Jane Addams Apartments.  Ron...

read more

Springer Supports Next Rockford Platform

Bob Springer, running for Winnebago County Sheriff, has endorsed Next Rockford‘s platform of advocating for improvements in the region’s business environment, education, urban development, cultural offerings, and civic engagement. “We are actively seeking candidates and elected officials who share our group’s vision for the Rockford region,” says Scott Anderson, Next Rockford facilitator. “We are focused on a number of key areas and are pleased that candidates continue to sign on to the platform.” Next Rockford has this initiative to...

read more

Caruana Supports Next Rockford Platform

Gary Caruana, running for Winnebago County Sheriff, has endorsed Next Rockford‘s platform of advocating for improvements in the region’s business environment, education, urban development, cultural offerings, and civic engagement. “We are actively seeking candidates and elected officials who share our group’s vision for the Rockford region,” says Scott Anderson, Next Rockford facilitator. “We are focused on a number of key areas and are pleased that candidates continue to sign on to the platform.” Next Rockford has this initiative to...

read more
Share: