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Raise The Roof 2022

Join us and LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL as we celebrate and raise funds for Rockford Promise Scholars! Laissez le bon temps rouler! This year’s annual Rockford Promise party will be at the lovely Starlight Theatre on Rock Valley College’s campus. This year’s event will focus on funding Scholar support for more than 300 students…

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Auto shop reopening to benefit Rockford Promise

Saturday, Sept. 10, check out the renamed GreatWater Garage CherryVale Tire & Auto, which has been serving car and truck owners since 1980, now is part of the GreatWater Garage family. GreatWater Garage is a growing chain of service stations with locations in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. There will be a grand opening of…

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Down some hamburgers for Rockford Promise

Tuesday, Aug. 30, satisfy your hamburger cravings at Stockyard Burger Bar On Tuesday, Aug. 30, you can enjoy one of the five best burger joints in Rockford – according to Yelp.com – when Stockyard Burger Bar hosts a Rockford Promise day. The restaurant opens at 11 a.m. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the principals…

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Party at Lino’s to support Rockford Promise

Friday, Aug. 26, hang out with Northern Illinois University alums Lino’s, long one of Rockford’s favorite restaurants, holds special events every Friday called “Fridays in the 14th Ward.” Friday, August 26, all proceeds from the event go to Rockford Promise and the NIU Rockford Alumni Club! This weekly party begins at 5:30 p.m. and features:…

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Dickerson & Nieman donates $10k to Rockford Promise

ROCKFORD – Dickerson & Nieman, one of the Rock River Valley’s largest real estate companies, donated $10,000 to Rockford Promise. It is the second time Dickerson & Nieman has contributed to the Rockford Promise cause. The first gift was in 2019. The funding comes from donations from the organization’s more than 130 real estate professionals.…

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FORE The Promise raises more than $23,000

The third annual FORE The Promise golf play day on June 23 showed remarkable growth in spite of the challenging economic environment of high gas prices and inflation. The event drew 116 golfers, up from 96 last year, and attracted 19 sponsors, including 10 new sponsors. Rockford Promise would like to give special thanks to…

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Record Grant to Rockford Promise Supports Scholar Success

JUNE 29, 2002: Rockford, IL – Rockford Promise is taking a major step toward its goal of becoming a fully-funded and fully-staffed Promise program. The organization is receiving a nearly $400,000 grant from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA), which will significantly help meet the academic, personal, and emotional needs of its rapidly growing…

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Rockford Public Schools makes major investment in Rockford Promise

ROCKFORD – The Rockford School Board on Tuesday approved contributing $100,000 a year to Rockford Promise to help the organization support our rapidly expanding roster of students at Rock Valley College, Rockford University and Northern Illinois University. Since the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year, Rockford Promise has been raising funds to give full-tuition scholarships…

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Applications for Rockford Promise – NIU Scholarships Up Seven Percent

Rockford Promise received 281 applications for its scholarships to attend Northern Illinois University (NIU) for the 2022-2023 academic year. This is up from 2021, the first year for the NIU option, in which Rockford Promise received 266 applications. Rockford Promise is a location-based scholarship program transforming the lives of students, their families and neighborhoods by…

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NPR: Promise Scholarship Covers Tuition and Fees for 100 Rockford Students in First Year

Northern Public Radio, By: Peter Medlin To listen and/or read the full story, please visit: https://www.northernpublicradio.org/2021-09-10/promise-scholarship-covers-tuition-and-fees-for-100-rockford-students-in-first-year The college admissions process is complicated. It’s even trickier to maneuver miles of scholarship applications and financial aid packages when you’re learning remotely thanks to a global pandemic. “It was a big mess to actually kind of dig through…

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