Transform Rockford

We are dedicated to raising awareness of the Rockford region’s priorities, aligning resources and fostering accountability towards impactful community transformation.

-29%

Decrease in property crime year to date.

Lower crime rates enhance overall safety and well-being, foster a sense of security among residents, and contribute to the overall quality of life.

>15%

Of adults in our community have not attained a high school degree.

The educational attainment of residents crucial to the overall success of a community as it correlates with increased economic opportunities, improved workforce productivity, and enhanced social and civic engagement.

1/5

Of our community’s adult residents fall below poverty level.

Having residents making a living wage is vital to the overall health of a community as it supports economic stability, reduces strain on social services, and fosters a healthier and more vibrant local economy.

Aligning Our Community

When actions are aligned with our community’s vision and values, our community’s resources are utilized for maximum impact toward a common agenda.

Inclusive and Valued Community: People from all backgrounds and walks of life are valued and respected. There is a strong sense of community where individuals feel included, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, or socio-economic status.

Access to Opportunities: The community provides equal access to opportunities for everyone. Whether it’s education, employment, or personal growth, individuals have the resources and support needed to succeed.

Quality of Life: The region offers an excellent quality of life, with vibrant neighborhoods and a wide range of cultural and recreational amenities. People are drawn to the area not only for its economic opportunities but also for its high standard of living.

Diversity and Inclusivity: The community celebrates its diversity and actively promotes inclusivity. People of all backgrounds are embraced, and cultural differences are appreciated, contributing to a rich and vibrant tapestry of experiences and perspectives.

Caring for Vulnerable Populations: The community prioritizes caring for its most vulnerable members. Social safety nets and support systems are in place to ensure that those in need receive the assistance and care they require.

Equitable Access to Education: Every child has access to an excellent education, regardless of their background or neighborhood. The education system is designed to foster creativity, critical thinking, and personal growth.

Economic Prosperity: The community boasts a strong, agile, innovative, and resilient economy. Industries such as manufacturing, logistics, and agribusiness provide stable employment opportunities, and there is room for dynamic innovators and entrepreneurs to thrive.

Robust Infrastructure: The region has invested in robust infrastructure to support its growing economy and population. This includes transportation networks, utilities, and other critical services that are well­ maintained and efficient.

Sought-After Workforce: The workforce in the community is highly skilled and sought after by employers. This reputation attracts businesses and investments, further contributing to economic growth.

Urban Connectivity: The community’s proximity to urban centers is leveraged to its advantage, fostering economic collaboration and providing access to additional resources and opportunities.

TR @ Work

Observing the community’s dynamics, trends, and needs is crucial for aligning vision and values with the evolving reality, while convening people for learning and sharing broadens perspectives and fosters a sense of belonging. Additionally, advocating for the community’s voice and aligning actions with values ensures recognition and impact, and celebrating accomplishments promotes a positive atmosphere and shared pride.

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