In our community
Project First Rate’s members are dedicated to building the strong foundations of engaged and prosperous communities in Northern Illinois. We promote our shared values of hard work and fair wages, allowing businesses and workers to thrive and give back. We also support many essential organizations in areas of poverty alleviation, economic development, hunger, sustainability, and youth development. Project First Rate has led major community efforts, such as the Festival of Lights, Rockford Family Peace Center, United Way Strong Neighborhood Houses, and many others.