Transform Rockford: Building a Workforce From Within

What happens when your community has job openings, but your neighbors lack the skills needed to fill them? It’s a question that, if answered, could unlock a wave of opportunity for the Rockford region.

Transform Rockford: Transforming the Region with Capital Investments

Public and private organizations have made a staggering level of capital investment in our region over the past five years. Explore some of the projects leading the way and discover how they’re helping to transform our region.

Transform Rockford: Choosing to Make ‘Compassionate Impacts’

In its effort to create a Top 25 community by 2025, Transform Rockford is nurturing a group that takes a decidedly different approach to charitable requests.

How YMCA Helps to Strengthen Communities

The YMCA may be best known for its gym equipment and exercise facilities, but that’s just the beginning of this community-building organization. Discover how the Y continues to impact the region, through its core mission.

Transform Rockford: Boosting College Attainment

What’s a community to do when its level of college attainment is low, but the local economy demands an education? Meet a group that’s seeking to transform the region through this promising scholarship.

Transform Rockford: Transformational Change Begins with Civility

Good examples of civility, and the lack thereof, are all around us. Meet a group of Rockford leaders who believe a more civil community is one on the path toward positive change.

Transform Rockford: Setting the Stage for Change

It’s time to move from talk into action. See how the Transform Rockford movement is stepping into a new phase and empowering local organizations to ignite transformative change.

Transform Rockford: Smart Processes Generate Action Plans

As this nonprofit group continues developing its strategic plan for Rockford’s self-improvement, it’s doing so with a careful eye on process and method. See how this thinking helps to achieve action in the corporate world.

Transform Rockford: Health is More Than Diet and Exercise

Rockford has a health problem, but it’s not in the way you think. Discover how a team on the nonprofit Transform Rockford is leading a turnaround in some of this region’s key metrics.

Transform Rockford: Searching for a Cultural Plan Mandate

It’s no secret that Rockford has a wealth of quality arts and recreation assets, but it may surprise you how they can play an important role in remaking our region.