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.

$ 1,000,000

RAISED TO DATE

800

ACTIVE VOLUNTEERS & SUPPORTERS

$ 131.81

LOCAL ECONOMIC IMPACT FOR EVERY $1 INVESTED

76

ACTIVE PROMISE SCHOLARS

FEATURED SCHOLARS

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1 week ago

Rockford Promise

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Only 3 weeks away!  Get your tickets today.
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2 weeks ago

Rockford Promise

Promise Scholar Gives Back!

Erica Stevia Inkale is the first Promise Scholar to make a financial contribution to Rockford Promise. Erica was in the first class (2016) of Promise Scholars. She received a full-tuition scholarship to Rock Valley College, graduated from RVC in May 2019, and currently attends NIU. While at RVC, Erica worked as a peer mentor, was President of the Rockford Promise Student Organization and she was the organizer of an intergenerational women's conference that attracted women from across the Midwest.

Erica arrived in the United States from a refugee camp in Gabon at age 14. Upon arrival she did not speak any English. She graduated from East High School 4 years later and became a U.S. citizen in 2019.
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Promise Scholar Gives Back!

Erica Stevia Inkale is the first Promise Scholar to make a financial contribution to Rockford Promise.  Erica was in the first class (2016) of Promise Scholars.  She received a full-tuition scholarship to Rock Valley College, graduated from RVC in May 2019, and currently attends NIU.  While at RVC, Erica worked as a peer mentor, was President of the Rockford Promise Student Organization and she was the organizer of an intergenerational womens conference that attracted women from across the Midwest.  

Erica arrived in the United States from a refugee camp in Gabon at age 14. Upon arrival she did not speak any English.  She graduated from East High School 4 years later and became a U.S. citizen in 2019.

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What an amazing young woman

You are truly an inspiration Erica!

I commend her for paying it forward.

Absolutely amazing!Congratulations

Thank you Erica🙏❤️

Amazing! Congratulations!

I love this

👏🏻👏🏻 kudos and congratulations!!

Wow!

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