Works! Center

Strengthening the community through job success.

Works! Center at Rockford Rescue Mission offers education and job training for Mission program graduates and individuals in our community who are seeking to improve their employment opportunities.


The Center brings together organizations, education partners and local employers to deliver soft-skills training, adult literacy courses, career-readiness and advocacy assistance to provide underprepared job seekers with a structured path to meaningful employment. The Center also serves to help businesses fill critical job shortages to ultimately boost our area’s economic growth and productivity.

Works! Center

Location: 715 W. State Street • Rockford, IL 61102
Enter on the west side of building
Free parking is available across the street.
Bus terminal is within walking distance.

Works! Center Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday: Closed


For more information, call 815-965-5332, ext. 130.

At the Works! Center…


  • Gain practical job skills
  • Obtain credentials/certificates
  • Find employment
  • Increase wages and job security
  • Advance education and career development levels


  • Tutoring & mentoring
  • Job placement
  • Legal assistance
  • Bilingual translation
  • Post-secondary education connection


  • Education and skills assessment
  • Writing and math instruction
  • Computer literacy
  • Literacy tutoring
  • Money management
  • GED preparation

Career snapshots and certifications including:

  • Culinary
  • Retail
  • Sanitation management
  • Logistics and material moving
  • Housekeeping

Ready To Help?

We need your financial support to keep
touching lives in Rock River Valley.

Want To Volunteer?

Volunteers are needed at many
different areas of the mission.