Rockford, Illinois






 Elevate is designed to provide educational, career, and support services to youth between the ages of 16-24 who may have a barrier that is preventing them from completing their High School Diploma, High School Equivalency Certificate, or finding employment.


Serving Winnebago and Boone County


We assist youth in overcoming barriers to employment that might include:

  • Lacking skills to obtain H.S. Diploma or High School Equivalency Certificate
  • Low Income
  • Homelessness
  • Involvement with the Judicial system
  • Transportation barriers

By providing services such as:

  • Cash incentives
  • High School Equivalency classes at multiple locations
  • Childcare while attending classes
  • After school tutoring for those enrolled in high school
  • Career Readiness
  • Career Assessment testing
  • Job Search and College Enrollment

We are located at 303 N. Main St. Rockford, IL 61101 Room 328, our phone number is (815)921-2260, and our hours are M-F 8-5PM.

The Workforce Connection's Elevate Program is cooperatively delivered by the RVC Employment and Grants Division, the YMCA of Rock River Valley, RVC Adult Education Division, and Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois . Funding for the program is provided through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

To find out more information about the Elevate program, click on one of the following links below:


       Locations and Hours      Elevate Staff      Illinois WorkNet


If you are interested in applying for the program or wish to refer someone to the program, please click on the apply now link below to start the application process.







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