I Am Rockford

To understand some of the complexities, complications, and confusions within the life of just one member of a community is to gain insights into the collective community. So I am a physical body and an emotional and (or spiritual) being. The two together make me I Am. Being a person means that I have virtues and flaws, gifts and needs, possibilities and defeats.

Being a person means that I am like all other persons in the community, but also unique. This is a community which is a collection of people who have become aware of a problem and a broad goal, who have gone through a process of learning about themselves and about their environment, and have formulated a group objective.

There is also an external creation of identity, formed by someone else within the community. These are the pictures that other people have of ‘me’ of who I am. The answer to the question ‘Who or what am I?’ becomes a matter of who is answering it.

I am a kaleidoscope of feelings, thoughts, beliefs and desires with which only I am directly acquainted, and as social role community– relatedness to other human beings. This means that I am a self plus a story. The situation is comparable to that of a book. Books have similar physical elements, like paper, binding, and ink. What makes them unique is the story that they contain.

Finally, I Am Rockford is an assembly of people that take pride in their city and have a desire to advance the future, together.

“I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday, or some previous day.” – Jack Joyce

I Am Rockford is a branded alignment for community unity and solidarity designed to spark constructive dialogue on sensitive issues facing individuals who comprise the community of Rockford.

The notion of community is dynamic and diverse in every aspect: class, religion, age, gender, language, and ethnicity. Thus, the concept of I Am Rockford is a community living, breathing organism signified by the words ‘human being’. There are some critical and rather basic factors to community. I am a physical being over time relating to my community and to others: I am a body. Through my body, I move through this community, I touch, I see, I hear, I taste and I smell.

However, there is another aspect of me not directly visible or definable. This is the aspect of me which thinks and feels, reflects and judges, remembers and anticipates. Words used to describe this aspect include ‘mind’, ‘spirit’, ‘heart’, ‘soul’, ‘awareness’ and ‘consciousness’. This part of me is aware that I can never be fully known or understood by myself or by others in the community.

The Power of Community

RHA is a gathering place of resources in our community. Building community through trust, which states “All are welcome here” is a foundation of our shared values. We can only achieve this through our community partnerships. With over thirty eight active and engaged strategic community partners and another hundred plus ‘based on need supporters’, RHA is able to identify, direct, and connect valuable community resources that are of paramount importance to the lives of our
residents.


Vanquishing FEAR Through a Holistic Plan
Defying FEAR with You
Overcoming FEAR with a Plan of Action
Combating FEAR with High Quality Affordable Housing
Prevailing Over FEAR
FEAR
Misperceptions Based on Fear
A Community Together
The RHA 2015 2nd Annual Awards
RHA Success Stories – Yatte
RHA Success Stories – Valerie
RHA Success Stories – Eddie
RHA Success Stories – Frank
RHA Success Stories – Diane
Advancing the Future Together: I am Rockford
RHA – Father Daughter Dance Event 2016
The RHA 2015 2nd Annual Awards
Jane Addams Grand Reopening
I am Rockford
RHA Community Dialogue at Heartland Part 1
RHA Community Dialogue at Heartland Part 2
Connect Home
Understanding Challenges
Education Empowerment
Overcoming Adversity
Pocketful of Faith
I AM: Everything
I Am Rockford: Community Perception
I Am Rockford: Safe Housing
I Am Rockford: Self Sufficient
Telling Stories Telling Belongings
“I Am Rockford” Music Video
RHA 2016 Community Celebration
2016 Commitments Award Winner Bridge Rockford Alliance
I AM Myths
I AM Strategic Partners
The Grove at Keith Creek Groundbreaking
Past Present and Future of Rockford Housing – Highlight Excerpt
Past Present and Future of Rockford – Part 1
Past Present and Future of Rockford – Part 2
Family Self-Sufficiency Program
Past Present and Future of Rockford – Highlight
How to Build Community
Together We Can – Ron Clewer
I AM Unbroken Communities
I Am Fatherhood
I Am a Child’s Perception
I AM a Healthy Community
I am a Good Neighbor
ConnectHome – Bridging the Digital Divide
The Grove – A Place to Call Home
I Am Rockford – a Community, Living, Breathing Organism, Signified by the Words: ‘Human Being’
I AM Home – Grove at Keith Creek
Journey to a New Home – Highlight 2017
Journey to a New Home – The Grove at Keith Creek 2017
The Grove – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Transmedia Video
Vanquishing FEAR Through a Holistic Plan
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Defying FEAR with You
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Overcoming FEAR with a Plan of Action
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Combating FEAR with High Quality Affordable Housing
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Prevailing Over FEAR
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FEAR
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Misperceptions Based on Fear
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A Community Together
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The RHA 2015 2nd Annual Awards
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RHA Success Stories – Yatte
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RHA Success Stories – Valerie
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RHA Success Stories – Eddie
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RHA Success Stories – Frank
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RHA Success Stories – Diane
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Advancing the Future Together: I am Rockford
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RHA – Father Daughter Dance Event 2016
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The RHA 2015 2nd Annual Awards
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Jane Addams Grand Reopening
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I am Rockford
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RHA Community Dialogue at Heartland Part 1
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RHA Community Dialogue at Heartland Part 2
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Connect Home
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Understanding Challenges
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Education Empowerment
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Overcoming Adversity
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Pocketful of Faith
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I AM: Everything
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I Am Rockford: Community Perception
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I Am Rockford: Safe Housing
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I Am Rockford: Self Sufficient
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Telling Stories Telling Belongings
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“I Am Rockford” Music Video
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RHA 2016 Community Celebration
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2016 Commitments Award Winner Bridge Rockford Alliance
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I AM Myths
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I AM Strategic Partners
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The Grove at Keith Creek Groundbreaking
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Past Present and Future of Rockford Housing – Highlight Excerpt
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Past Present and Future of Rockford – Part 1
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Past Present and Future of Rockford – Part 2
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Family Self-Sufficiency Program
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Past Present and Future of Rockford – Highlight
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How to Build Community
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Together We Can – Ron Clewer
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I AM Unbroken Communities
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I Am Fatherhood
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I Am a Child’s Perception
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I AM a Healthy Community
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I am a Good Neighbor
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ConnectHome – Bridging the Digital Divide
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The Grove – A Place to Call Home
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I Am Rockford – a Community, Living, Breathing Organism, Signified by the Words: ‘Human Being’
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I AM Home – Grove at Keith Creek
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Journey to a New Home – Highlight 2017
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Journey to a New Home – The Grove at Keith Creek 2017
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The Grove – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Transmedia Video
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