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24 May
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I AM a Good Neighbor

I AM a Good Neighbor “Housing is one of the most complicated topics that you can fathom.” Brad Roos, former Executive Director of Zion Development, notes that discussion, where we live, can be a volatile topic. But Brad believes that ...

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10 May
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I AM a Healthy Community

I AM a Healthy Community “I preach a lot about opportunity and achieving success because I work with a lot of people who don’t believe that of themselves and don’t have any hope.” Said Shelton Kay, Vice-President and Community Relations ...

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03 May
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I AM a Child’s Perception

I AM a Child’s Perception “Even when I look at folks helping others, they want to help from a distance.” CEO and President of the YMCA here in Rockford; Mike Brown is no stranger to helping others, and with his ...

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26 Apr
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FATHERS ARE CENTRAL TO THE EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING OF THEIR CHILDREN

FATHERS ARE CENTRAL TO THE EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING OF THEIR CHILDREN I AM Fatherhood Fathers are central to the emotional well-being of their children; they are capable caretakers and disciplinarians. A recent study by the National Institute of Child Health and ...

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19 Apr
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The Center for Nonviolence and Conflict Transformation

The Center for Nonviolence and Conflict Transformation Join Us Spring Kick Off April 20th, Orton Keyes 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm The Mobile Tech Lab features eight computer stations and a digital recording booth/music room and has lots of “low-tech” ...

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12 Apr
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BRIDGING DIVIDES, BUILDING COMMUNITY

BRIDGING DIVIDES, BUILDING COMMUNITY ‘I AM Unbroken Communities.’ Rev. Jeffrey Brown was one of the key architects behind the “Boston Miracle,” which saw the violent crime rate among youth plummet by 79% over a decade. Today, he works with faith ...

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29 Mar
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A STORY OF BELIEF IN COLLABORATION, DIALOGUE AND ENGAGEMENT

A STORY OF BELIEF IN COLLABORATION, DIALOGUE AND ENGAGEMENT A Community’s well-being is the outcome of a multifaceted interplay of social, cultural, economic and environmental influences that is beyond any one individual or organization. The long-lasting resolutions to improve community ...

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17 Mar
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The Past, Present, and Future of Housing in Rockford

“The Past, Present, and Future of Housing in Rockford” On Sunday, February 26, 2017 Midway Village Museum hosted a community Forum “The Past, Present, and Future of Housing in Rockford”. As the Rockford community works to become a top 25 ...

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01 Mar
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The Past, Present and Future of Housing in Rockford

On Sunday February 26, 2016 Midway Village Museum hosted a community Forum “The Past, Present and Future of Housing in Rockford”. As the Rockford community works to become a top 25 community by 2025, it must transform itself into a ...

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27 Feb
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Black History Month – Shelton Kay

Shelton Kay a native of Shaker Heights, OH, came to Rockford, IL, to attend Rockford College. He has since spent all of his adult life serving the Rockford community. He graduated in 1977 with degrees in Psychology and Education. The ...

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