ROCKFORD PROMISE

What if we could promise every graduate of Rockford Public School District 205 the encouragement, mentorship and financial support necessary to earn a college degree?

Every student would have a path to post-secondary education.

Potential residents would enthusiastically choose our community because of the opportunities for their kids.

Businesses would want to locate here because of the availability of a talented workforce.

That’s the vision of Rockford Promise, a non-profit 501(c)(3) location-based scholarship program modeled after promise programs around the nation.

$ 1,850,000

NEEDED ANNUALLY TO SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIPS AND SCHOLAR SUPPORT

800

ACTIVE VOLUNTEERS & SUPPORTERS

$ 131.81

LOCAL ECONOMIC IMPACT FOR EVERY $1 INVESTED

300

ACTIVE PROMISE SCHOLARS

FEATURED SCHOLARS

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6 days ago
Rockford Promise

Our application is now live! Check the Rockford Promise website to apply. Time to get excited, Class of 2023. Your time is now! ... See MoreSee Less

Our application is now live! Check the Rockford Promise website to apply. Time to get excited, Class of 2023. Your time is now!
1 week ago
Rockford Promise

We are so excited that our application opens tomorrow October 1st! Rockford Promise scholarships are currently available for students who have attended four years of high school at Rockford Public Schools, will graduate in 2023, and plan to attend school at one of our college partners, currently Rockford University, Rock Valley College and Northern Illinois University. ... See MoreSee Less

We are so excited that our application opens tomorrow October 1st! Rockford Promise scholarships are currently available for students who have attended four years of high school at Rockford Public Schools, will graduate in 2023, and plan to attend school at one of our college partners, currently Rockford University, Rock Valley College and Northern Illinois University.
3 weeks ago
Rockford Promise

Can’t make it our annual gala tonight? You can text RTR22 to 44-321 to contribute! ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago
Rockford Promise

Raise up Rockford's youth - and the Roof! Our future leaders need your support. Celebrate their success and join us Saturday for the party of the year!
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Raise up Rockfords youth - and the Roof! Our future leaders need your support. Celebrate their success and join us Saturday for the party of the year! 
https://rockfordpromiseraisetheroof2022.eventbrite.com
3 weeks ago
Rockford Promise

Thank you to Rockford Rotary for the opportunity to share how we are working to increase educational attainment in our community. It was an honor to join you today! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to Rockford Rotary for the opportunity to share how we are working to increase educational attainment in our community. It was an honor to join you today!Image attachmentImage attachment
3 weeks ago
Rockford Promise

A HUGE congratulations to Chartwell Agency on their 20th Anniversary!!

You know that moment when you get the event photo back and re-live all the fun that was had? That's us, with this photo! Rockford Promise was so honored to be part of Chartwell's 20th Anniversary Celebration last Thursday as they celebrated 20 years with a bang... with a 21 nonprofits salute! It's an amazing organization that celebrates THEIR big day by also celebrating others at the same time. We are so grateful for Chartwell and their support, and also for the incredible Emily Kicklighter Hartzog, Vice President, who serves on our board! (We love you, Emily!!)

Cheers to 20 years! And to many more to come!
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A HUGE congratulations to Chartwell Agency on their 20th Anniversary!! 

You know that moment when you get the event photo back and re-live all the fun that was had?  Thats us, with this photo!  Rockford Promise was so honored to be part of Chartwells 20th Anniversary Celebration last Thursday as they celebrated 20 years with a bang... with a 21 nonprofits salute!  Its an amazing organization that celebrates THEIR big day by also celebrating others at the same time.  We are so grateful for Chartwell and their support, and also for the incredible Emily Kicklighter Hartzog, Vice President, who serves on our board!  (We love you, Emily!!)

Cheers to 20 years!  And to many more to come!

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We appreciate you so much! Thanks for all you do Rockford Promise!

Congratulations Emily Kicklighter Hartzog!!!

4 weeks ago
Rockford Promise

Congratulations to GreatWater 360 Auto Care on their fabulous Grand Opening this weekend! We are so honored to be one of your nonprofit recipients, alongside Stroll on State and Rockford Family Peace Center. Thank you for investing in your community from day one. We are so glad to welcome you to the Rockford region! ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to GreatWater 360 Auto Care on their fabulous Grand Opening this weekend! We are so honored to be one of your nonprofit recipients, alongside Stroll on State and Rockford Family Peace Center. Thank you for investing in your community from day one. We are so glad to welcome you to the Rockford region!
4 weeks ago
Rockford Promise

Join us for a celebration that features a “Mardi Gras” atmosphere with performers and games, open-air dining and dancing, and so much more. Join the second line as we introduce our 2022 Rockford Promise Scholars. rockfordpromise-raisetheroof2022.eventbrite.com ... See MoreSee Less

Join us for a celebration that features a “Mardi Gras” atmosphere with performers and games, open-air dining and dancing, and so much more. Join the second line as we introduce our 2022 Rockford Promise Scholars. https://rockfordpromise-raisetheroof2022.eventbrite.com
4 weeks ago
Rockford Promise

THANK YOU to our corporate sponsors for supporting Raise The Roof on September 17th. Northern Illinois University Rockford University Rock Valley College Midwest Packaging & Container Rockford Education Association Elite Fastener If your company is interested in becoming a sponsor please check Eventbrite. ... See MoreSee Less

THANK YOU to our corporate sponsors for supporting Raise The Roof on September 17th.  Northern Illinois University Rockford University Rock Valley College Midwest Packaging & Container Rockford Education Association Elite Fastener  If your company is interested in becoming a sponsor please check Eventbrite.
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