"Building Healthy Community with our neighbors in Northwest Rockford."

Northwest Neighbors Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, working in the Northwest area of Rockford, Illinois, to build hope in our community.  Founded by residents, business owners, faith leaders and elected officials in 2018 to reverse the effects of closures and boarding up of significant community resources in the neighborhoods where we live, work, play and worship.
(click here for our mission statement)

We believe in the neighbors and neighborhoods that make up the Northwest area of Rockford

As Northwest Neighbors Inc. we are working together to make our city a better and safer place to live.  We have a primary focus on increasing one of our strongest assets in northwest Rockford, affordable housing.  We are dedicated to and determined to acquire and rehabilitate distressed or boarded up homes, in order to see individual families increase as we see Northwest Rising.

We believe the future of our city is in the hands of our Youth

The digital divide is a glaring obstacle in our community.  We are dedicated to starting a technology center to provide access to resources in our community.  We see our YOUTH as the future.  We are in development of a digital training lab that will allow our youth to have access to education with programming, robotics, networking and computer assembly. 

It is time to play together!

Community Softball+ summers where neighbors come together for a time to play.  Hosted at St. Bernadette Catholic Church on Rockton Ave., the Churches and residents of Northwest Neighbors have a great time with a playground for the kids, gym for basketball and the hit of the summer SOFTBALL+.

Come and Join us this summer
Wednesday nights 6pm
June 9th – August 25th , 2021

Let's ride!
Mel Anderson Slow Roll

The Mel Anderson bike path is one of the greatest “Secrets” of the Northwest Rockford area, running from Anna Page Park all the way south of Auburn on a paved bike path.  Northwest Neighbors helped establish a “Slow Roll” where kids, neighbors, friends and families come together to enjoy time on the path.  This year’s event being held on
October 17th from 3-6 PM

“Together we make a difference.”

Northwest Rockford is where many of us grew up. This is where we live. As we partner together, we can do great things that will impact our community for generations. It isn't about power or politics, this is about life. Life is better together!
Mike Gallagher
Northwest Christian Community Development Corp.
Rockford, Illinois