Awaken Foundation L3C was founded as a measure to uplift some of the most challenging sectors within the Rockford community that are facing generational poverty, violence, and unemployment at an alarming rate. They offer high-quality experiences and outcomes-based innovations combined with the technology we use to ensure change that is appropriate to the community and our fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
The foundation cultivates partnerships with businesses, civic & community groups, and governments that enhance Rockford’s economic, cultural, and educational development. They aspire to “AWAKEN’ advocates, who will be change agents contributing to a healthy urban environment. They primarily serve the Rockford area but are open to surrounding communities.
They are a committed foundation supporting the Rockford Housing Authority through the Jobs Plus Program Initiative & Section 3 endeavors. Awaken knows that as a community partner, our support and a successful RHA Jobs Plus Program Initiative & Section 3 Program will encourage residents to achieve new occupational and educational levels that are currently not common in the community.
Awaken supports the Rockford Housing Authority with a commitment to supportive services such as Construction, Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Landscape Pre-Apprenticeship & Apprenticeship; and commits to providing a helping hand to the Rockford Housing Authority Residents, which helps to overcome barriers & challenges families face in today’s environment.