Photo illustration of Jane Addams, Class of 1881

Are you a Rockford University faculty member interested in learning how service can be part of the classroom experience? Visit our page on Community-Based Learning.

Students, are you interested in serving your community in ways that speak to your particular skills, interests, career goals, and availability? Learn more about how volunteerism and community-based learning can help you in fulfilling your career goals here.

Is your residence hall, student organization, or sports team looking for help in planning a community service project? Tell us about your group’s interests by filling out our participation form linked below.

Do you represent a community organization that is interested in learning how Rockford University can contribute to your mission and goals? Email us at jacce@rockford.edu or complete our participation form to become our next Community Partner!

Community Partners

Over the years, the Jane Addams Center for Civic Engagement has partnered with a number of different Community Partners in the Rockford region. The following list of Community Partners represents our more recent partnerships:

American Association of University Women (AAUW)


Habitat for Humanity Rock River Valley Food Pantry

Blackhawk Boys and Girl Club


International Women’s Baseball Center Rockford Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (RAASE)

Burpee Museum


Kids Around the World RPS 205

Boone County Conservation District


Liam Foundation Rockford Rescue Mission

Catholic Charities, Immigration and Refugee Services 


Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center Severson Dells Nature Center

Carpenter’s Place


Midway Village Shelter Care Ministries

Discovery Center


Miss Carly’s  Washington Park Community Center

Ethnic Heritage Museum


Northern Illinois Food Bank Womanspace

Forest Preserves of Winnebago County


Rock House Kids YWCA

Make a Difference during your Spring Break!

Join other Regents on a trip to Starkville, Mississippi to build a home for a family in need.

Quote "Action is the sole medium of expression for ethics - Jane Addams"

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