My Northfield Promise – Leslie Rodriguez Vazquez
I first heard about Northfield Promise from my fifth grade teacher, Connie Nelson. She was explaining how the initiative would help create new ways to close the achievement gap. I had been in ESL classes, because English is not my first language, and I thought that getting involved with Northfield Promise would be a good way to give back.
My Northfield Promise – Connie Nelson
I first started teaching in Northfield in 1974 after graduating from St. Olaf College. Having been an elementary teacher or coach for 25 years in Northfield, I know that classroom teachers can’t do this monumental task of educating all children without additional resources.
Northfield Promise Featured in Northfield News
In case you missed it, the Northfield News ran a front page story in Saturday’s paper on Northfield Promise.
Watch Your Mailbox for the Northfield Promise Report to the Community
The first Northfield Promise “Report to the Community” will be coming to your mailbox soon.
Northfield Promise Needs YOU!
Northfield Promise is a community-owned initiative. As a result, its success depends on the willingness of community members to share their time, talents, ideas, and energy. Please consider getting involved with Northfield Promise!
Accelerate Northfield Tutors
A key focus of the Northfield Promise initiative is to help close the academic achievement gap that exists in the community.
Marketing and Communications Volunteers
A key to collective impact success is ensuring all partners remain informed/updated on the project. Northfield Promise seeks volunteers to help communicate between partners and promote the work of Northfield Promise in the Northfield community.
What Can You Do?
Northfield Promise focuses on the whole child and all the experiences that help
children grow – not just their academic success. To help ALL of our children achieve
their full potential, we need everyone’s help.
Summer PLUS and BLAST Programs Engage Record Numbers of Youth
More Northfield students attended free programs this summer designed to support academic achievement and enrichment – and these programs expanded their offerings thanks to increased community involvement.
Northfield Promise Initiative Receives an Inaugural Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant
The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) has been awarded a Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant to help with the launch of the Northfield Promise collective impact initiative.