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Who We Are

A community-led initiative to assist Rockford neighborhoods in an annual community clean up effort.  We partner with a diverse group of agencies and businesses to support neighborhood groups and citizens in revitalizing their community. 

What We Do

In 2010, the Ellis Heights Neighborhood Association (now the West Gateway Coalition) issued a cry for help on behalf of an area of the city long in need. With their neighborhood situated outside the jurisdiction for federal assistance, the West Gateway Coalition formed a partnership with Rock Church called Project 1013. Together they responded by bringing a handful of people to clear and beautify a few blocks of one street that first year.

Since then, the amount of work done and the number of people involved has continued to increase, with local residents joining in the regeneration of their neighborhood. Project 1013 has expanded to facilitate greater impact in the area and the involvement of additional community groups, churches, and organizations. 

This year we are combining efforts with Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Congregation to move into a new area around their church. This years project area is from School Street to West State and Central to Avon which creates a foot print of 24 blocks.

We invite you to join with us in our continued efforts to positively impact those within our city that need help.