Breaking The Stigma — Our CIty, Our Story — Rockford, Illinois

Vic Rivera is a staple in the B-Boy community. Recently his paths crossed with mental illness when his mother couldn’t sleep. If you wish to help those who suffer from mental illness in the Rockford Illinois area, please contact NAMI […]

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PRESENTING PARTNERS

Emily Hurd Christensen — The Norwegian

“I saw really clearly that life was very short, and this was it and I wanted to make a difference or do something with this very short time. This just felt like the right thing to do.” The Norwegian restaurant […]

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Our City, Our Story : Live – Happiness

The theme of this Our City, Our Story : LIVE storytelling night was “Happiness” and Megan Hastings chose to talk about how love brought her happiness. Megan, a self-proclaimed “play-it-safer” took a chance. She asked a question that changed her […]

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INVESTORS

“Instead of a Quinceañera, I had a baby.”

Guadalupe Sena turned 15 on March 10th, the next day her daughter Carina was born. This is a look into the day both Guadalupe and her husband Ricardo have been looking forward to “since day one”. Come along and see […]

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Broke, Not Broken.

Jarrett Ballard got a taste of his dreams coming true. When it all came crashing down, he wanted to succeed for his daughter. This is what happened after the crash.

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We tell stories to provide more opportunities for connection, compassion, and new unexpected perspectives. These stories just so happen to be in Rockford, Illinois.

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