Support from Community Leaders for Rockford Promise:

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Larry Morrissey

Mayor
City of Rockford

"Rockford Promise can be the critical link that improves higher education access and aspiration through building a funding system for our families and making life-long learning the pillar of our community."

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Ehren Jarrett

Superintendent
Rockford Public Schools

"I fully support the idea of a Rockford Promise. I believe a community commitment to a location-based scholarship program like the Rockford Promise would both dramatically improve the lives of students and increase local property values.

 
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Einar Forsman

President & CEO
Rockford Chamber of Commerce

"Rockford Promise has the potential to have a positive impact on the City of Rockford far beyond what one can imagine."

Litesa Wallace

State Representative
67th District of Illinois

“Every student deserves access to higher education and the opportunity to fulfill their career potential. Rockford Promise is an important step forward toward achieving that goal in Rockford.”

 
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Scott Christiansen

Chairman
Winnebago County Board

"John W. Whitehead said, 'Children are the living messages we send to a time we will never see.' Rockford Promise provides an opportunity to build a brighter future for our community by supporting our children today."

 
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