We Need YOUR Ideas: Community Idea Exchange Series

IMG_0298It will take YOUR ENGAGEMENT and YOUR IDEAS to TransformRockford!

Click link below the topic of your choice to submit YOUR ideas!

 

 

Living the Brand livingbrand Communications Communications

July 23, 5:30 pm – 7:00pm
Burpee Museum
737 N. Main, Rockford

Living the Brand

Communications

Education education Leadership and Youth youth-leadership

Community Idea Exchange
July 30, 5:30 pm  – 7:00 pm
Guilford High School Fieldhouse
5620 Spring Brook Rd, Rockford

Youth & Leadership

Education

Economy & Jobs  economy-jobs Physical Infrastructure  infrastructureQuality  planning

Community Idea Exchange
August 4, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Rockford University
5050 E. State St., Rockford

Economy & Jobs

Physical Infrastructure

Quality

Unity, Pride, Culture unity Family & Neighborhoods family-neighborhoods Arts & Recreation arts

Community Idea Exchange
August 6, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Levings Park
1420 S. Pierpont Ave., Rockford

Unity, Pride, Culture

Family & Neighborhhoods

Arts & Recreation

Planning planning Funding & Alignment funding

Community Idea Exchange
August 11, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
RMAP
313 N. Main St., Rockford

Planning

Funding & Alignment

Safety  safety Healthy Lifestyles healthy-lifestyles

Community Idea Exchange
August 25, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
YMCA
200 Y Blvd, Rockford

Safety

Healthy Lifestyles

 

Got Ideas? Bring them to Rockford University @ 5:30pm on 8/4 ~ Topics: Economy, Physical Infrastructure & Quality

IMG_0298It will take YOUR ENGAGEMENT and YOUR IDEAS to Transform Rockford!

Click links below Community Idea Exchange to submit YOUR ideas!

 


 

Economy & Jobs  economy-jobs Physical Infrastructure  infrastructureQuality  planning

Community Idea Exchange
August 4, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Rockford University
5050 E. State St., Rockford

Economy & Jobs

Physical Infrastructure

Quality

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Share Your Love For Rockford

There are so many reasons to LOVE ROCKFORD!
Share YOUR reason and/or photo to #WhyILoveRockford!

Share Your Ideas on putting ACTION to Community Impact Statements

Post Your Ideas Online: HOW WILL WE ACHIEVE THE COMMUNITY IMPACT STATEMENTS?

Every Change Starts with An IDEA! Community Idea Exchange @ Levings Park ~ Thursday 5:30pm

IMG_0298It will take YOUR ENGAGEMENT and YOUR IDEAS to Transform Rockford!

Click links below Community Idea Exchange to submit YOUR ideas!

 

Unity, Pride, Culture unity Family & Neighborhoods family-neighborhoods Arts & Recreation arts

Community Idea Exchange
August 6, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Levings Park
1420 S. Pierpont Ave., Rockford

Unity, Pride, Culture

Family & Neighborhhoods

Arts & Recreation

Share Your Love For Rockford

There are so many reasons to LOVE ROCKFORD!
Share YOUR reason and/or photo to #WhyILoveRockford!

Share Your Ideas on putting ACTION to Community Impact Statements

Post Your Ideas Online: HOW WILL WE ACHIEVE THE COMMUNITY IMPACT STATEMENTS?

Inclusion: Registration opens for Rockford therapeutic recreation program

ROCKFORD (WREX) – Sign ups are underway for one of the more popular programs in the Rockford Park District.

The district’s therapeutic recreation program is designed to give kids and adults with disabilities the chance to compete in activities.

Park district officials say first day of registration is usually pretty busy.

“We also [have] what’s called inclusion where they can go on any park district program, so if they want to do swimming lessons, or hockey lessons or tennis lessons, we provide staff to go along with them to help them be successful in the program. Horseback riding lessons, anything you can think of,” says Therapeutic Recreation Operations Assistant Mariah Anast.

The park district says they are also looking for people to participate for its wheelchair basketball team.

The recreation programs get underway next month.

Read more…http://www.wrex.com/story/29701013/2015/08/03/registration-opens-for-rockford-therapeutic-recreation-program

Caring, Responsibility: Largest Golf Outing in World comes to Rockford to benefit Wounded Warriors

ROCKFORD — For many, Monday’s golf outing at Forest Hills Country Club to support the Wounded Warrior Project was about giving back to an organization which is near and dear to their hearts.

Mojo watches as Chris Marron hits from the rough on the 9th hole Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, during the World

Mojo watches as Chris Marron hits from the rough on the 9th hole Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, during the World’s Largest Golf Outing at Forest Hills Country Club in Rockford. MAX GERSH/RRSTAR.COM

For others, it was about coming to grips with their injuries, and finding ways to live the rest of their lives to the fullest.

Roscoe’s Chris Marron is a Marine who served three tours of duty in Iraq and sustained numerous life-altering injuries, including spinal-cord damage and problems with his oxygen intact. He wore his oxygen tank and walked with his service dog Mojo during Monday’s 18-hole outing.

Read more…http://www.rrstar.com/article/20150803/SPORTS/150809848?template=printart

Quality: Couple leads Transform Rockford movement through example, T-shirts

ROCKFORD — Eight years ago, Jarrod Hennis, owner of Pirate Ninja Print Shop, 402 E. State St., decided on a whim to create T-shirts with a design that promoted Rockford as “cool.” His girlfriend, Britney Lindgren, bought into the idea.

Little did Hennis know that decision would thrust him and Lindgren into the burgeoning Rockford pride movement.

They made only a few shirts that first round and sold them just outside one of the entry gates of the On The Waterfront festival in downtown Rockford. But, the shirts weren’t a hit.

Read more…http://www.rrstar.com/article/20150724/SPECIAL/150729952/12896/NEWS?template=printart

Leadership & Youth: Nominations sought for 25 Black Leaders to Watch Awards

ROCKFORD — Nominations of local African American leaders who warrant recognition for their contributions in business, community and civic leadership for the 25 Black Leaders to Watch Awards are sought.

Awards will be given in the following categories: Young Leaders on the Rise, Women to Watch, Leading Black Men, Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs and Civic/Community Movers and Shakers.

A recognition event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at Rockford First, 5950 Spring Creek Road. Tickets are $35 for individuals or $400 for a corporate table of 10.

For information and to nominate by August 7th: 25towatch.com.

Source: rrstar.com

Got Ideas? Bring them to Guilford HS FieldHouse @ 5:30pm ~ Topics: Education, Leadership & Youth

IMG_0298It will take YOUR ENGAGEMENT and YOUR IDEAS to Transform Rockford!

Click links below Community Idea Exchange to submit YOUR ideas!

 


 

Education education Leadership and Youth youth-leadership

Community Idea Exchange
July 30, 5:30 pm  – 7:00 pm
Guilford High School Fieldhouse
5620 Spring Brook Rd, Rockford
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Youth & Leadership

Education

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Share Your Love For Rockford

There are so many reasons to LOVE ROCKFORD!
Share YOUR reason and/or photo to #WhyILoveRockford!

Share Your Ideas on putting ACTION to Community Impact Statements

Post Your Ideas Online: HOW WILL WE ACHIEVE THE COMMUNITY IMPACT STATEMENTS?