To build and nurture a connected, thriving community in Rockford
Every resident in Rockford’s neighborhoods will be connected with each other and with essential resources by creating a robust, engaged, local network which cultivates trust and safety, empowers neighbors, and fosters a sense of belonging for everyone.
OUr community, our story
Connect Rockford was first imagined as an invitation to engage neighbors within their unique neighborhoods, for connection, fun, and to come together to solve the problems that were also uniquely theirs. But then Covid-19 forced us all to socially isolate, and a new need for connection was born out of necessity, at a time of crisis. [ click here for more … ]
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Pastor Griffin is a husband and father of nine children and has been in Rockford for the last fourteen years. Pastor serves at Halsted Road Baptist Church and Living Stones in northwest Rockford. Pastor Griffin is involved with several community groups including Northwest Neighbors, a Christian Community Development Corporation in Rockford, Illinois.
Nitro always dreamed about living around beautiful trees and winding back roads, and she has found that in the City of Rockford. As a resident for 8 years, Nitro has a great passion for our city. She has faced many challenges in her life, growing up in the Cabrini-Green housing projects of Chicago, a single mother with 3 kids at a young age, yet she was still able to work and finish school.
In 2009, Nitro became a Real Estate Agent and in 2012 she studied Interior Design at the Art Institute of Chicago. Nitro believes that the seed of love has been planted and nurtured within her from the caring of family and neighbors, without whom she would not be the person she is today. Nitro is ready to share some major love with her neighbors and community.