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Breaking down newest Scholar cohort

On Monday, May 1, Rockford Promise is going to introduce Rockford to the next 153 who are receiving Scholarships after outstanding careers at Rockford Public Schools. We’ll have more on our next great group of kids after Monday’s Promising Futures event at the Coronado Theater, but here are a few statistical breakdowns of the 2023-2024…

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Why investing in Rockford Promise is investing in Rockford

On May 1, Rockford Promise is holding its inaugural Promising Futures celebration, where the organization will celebrate not only its new cohort of Scholars but its graduates as well. Those graduates show why when you invest in Rockford Promise you actually are investing in the Rockford economy. By helping talented students who may not have…

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Meet the next wave of Promise Scholars!

From college decision day to college graduation, join Rockford Promise in its inaugural Promising Futures. It is a community celebration of local students as they take the next step in their futures. Cheer on RPS 205 graduates signing their scholarships to local colleges and universities. Congratulate Rockford Promise college graduates as they enter the workforce…

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Honors lists show off rising Promise Scholars at NIU

DEKALB – Fifty-six Rockford Promise Scholars made either the Dean’s List or Academic Excellence list in the fall semester at Northern Illinois University. Typically, between and 10 percent and 25 percent of undergraduates in colleges make honors lists, depending on the varying criteria. There were 203 Rockford Promise Scholars at NIU to start the fall…

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Rockford Promise adds 3 to help Scholars succeed

In January, Rockford Promise added three new staffers with the sole charge of helping its nearly 300 Scholars stay on track to graduate. Ariel Thompson, Lamar Powell and Aurora Schnorr joined the organization as academic mentor coordinators. Each has different levels of experience, but all three have shown a considerable passion for wanting to see…

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Scholars post another solid semester at Rock Valley College

Rockford Promise Scholars continue to excel at Rock Valley College. There were 47 students at RVC in the first semester receiving Rockford Promise scholarships and they had a cumulative GPA of 3.11. Thirty-one of the students had a GPA of 3.0 or higher and nine had perfect 4.0s. The Rockford Promise-Rock Valley College partnership has…

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Former Promise Scholar on national theater tour

ROCKFORD – Former Auburn High School and Rockford University performing star Chanel Black is making her national tour debut in the production Legally Blonde The Musical! Chanel is playing a variety of supporting roles in the production that has dates set through May. Currently, Black and the Legally Blonde cast is in Pennsylvania. They’ll perform…

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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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