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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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17 Feb
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Black History Month – Fair Housing Act of 1968

President Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act in 1968. The Civil Rights Act signed into law in April 1968–popularly known as the Fair Housing Act–prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin ...

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17 Feb
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Black History Month – Charles Box

Charles Box, a native Rockfordian and former Mayor, was born February 24, 1951, to Horace and Adeller Blake Box. In 1947, his family migrated from Arkansas to Rockford, Illinois. Charles stated, “When I was born, we lived in a place ...

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15 Feb
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Black History Month – Lonnie Johnson

Lonnie George Johnson, most famous for inventing the Super Soaker water gun, was born on October 6, 1949, in Mobile, Alabama. His father worked as a truck driver and his homemaker mother occasionally worked service jobs. His parents also picked ...

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