Zion Development Corp. Holds Annual Banquet

LOVES PARK (WIFR) -- A local non-profit pledges to continue its efforts to re-vitalize Rockford. Starting with the city's youngest residents.

Members of the Zion Development Corporation gathered Tuesday night for their Annual Spring Banquet.This is a faith based community organization that's been working in Rockford for over 30 years. It helped bring the CICS Charter School to town and played in major role in transforming blighted properties in Downtown Rockford. Executive Director Brad Roos says group's next goal is to help young kids build the skills they need to succeed in school.

"One of the things we're most concerned about is early childhood education and the success of kids in school and education in our neighborhood.And that is not something we want to do alone. We want to do that with partners," Roos said.

Some of the partners include Zion Lutheran Church and Zion Outreach Ministries.

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