Rock Valley College

Join RVC to Learn About the RAISE Program

Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017

Media Contact: Abbye Garcia, 815-921-4523

The Rock Valley Academic Institute for Successful Employment (RAISE) program is a collaborative initiative involving Rock Valley College, local not-for-profit organizations, and local school districts to provide opportunities for adults who have intellectual disabilities to participate in inclusive post-secondary educational opportunities, gain independent living skills, and to obtain the skills needed for competitive employment.

Join RVC to learn more about the RAISE (Rock Valley Academic Institute for Successful Employment) program, an alternative post-secondary education program for students with disabilities on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 3:00-5:30 p.m. in the RVC Student Center Atrium, 3301 North Mulford Road, Rockford, IL. This event is open to RVC faculty & staff, community members, and prospective students and their families.  On-site registration will also be offered for students wishing to enroll in spring courses.

RAISE is designed to address student's unique learning needs by providing a comprehensive approach that includes career exploration, specialized vocational and academic instruction, and opportunities for social integration.  The RAISE program is based on a learning environment which takes advantage of the social aspects of campus and community life, and as such most courses are held on the RVC main campus.

If you have any questions, please contact Jeannette Haight at