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.

$ 800,000

RAISED TO DATE

800

ACTIVE VOLUNTEERS & SUPPORTERS

$ 131.81

LOCAL ECONOMIC IMPACT FOR EVERY $1 INVESTED

76

ACTIVE PROMISE SCHOLARS

FEATURED SCHOLAR GRADUATE

ALONDRA TORRES

Alondra Torres graduated from Rockford University in 2020 with the help of a Rockford Promise scholarship. She was the first in her family to graduate from high school and to earn a college degree. This July, she earned another ''first'' - our first Scholar employee! During her gap year between her undergraduate and graduate studies, Alondra is working as our Scholar & Mentor Coordinator on both the Rock Valley College and Rockford University campuses. Welcome, Alondra!