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Roca’s Mission is to Disrupt the Cycle of Incarceration and Poverty by Helping Young People Transform Their Lives.

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High-Risk Young Men Program

Roca helps young men leave streets and gangs and go to work

High-Risk Young Mothers Program

Roca helps young mothers get out of violence, go to work and care for their children

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Roca Boston’s Tha Thai Named to “Strong Leaders” by the Lewis Family Foundation

June 8, 2018

The Lewis Family Foundation, in collaboration with Pinnacle LTD, looks to deepen the work of non-profit leaders who are committed to impacting the lives of…

From: The Lewis Family Foundation

Roca Celebrates 30th Anniversary at Annual Breakfast

May 25, 2018

Roca’s annual breakfast welcomed a packed house of local officials and supporters at the Intercontinental Hotel Monday morning, including former U.S. Secretary of Education John King, Jr.,…

From: The Chelsea Record

How social entrepreneurs are tackling the criminal justice system

May 23, 2018

The United States houses 25 percent of the world’s prison population and, according to reports, spends $80 billion a year on incarceration. That means each American…

From: Thompson Reuters Foundation News

TURNAROUND PROGRAM SEEN AS ANTIDOTE TO “ALWAYS KNOCKING” GANGS

May 21, 2018

Damion Johnson first got involved with a gang when he was 8 years old. By the time he was 13, he had an illegal gun of his own and would soon become a gunsmith for…

From: State House News Service

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Alejandro

Participant, Young Men Program, Lynn

Danny

Participant, Young Men Program, Springfield

Eli

Participant, Young Men Program, Boston

Kerry

Participant, Young Mothers Program, Chelsea

Manny

Participant, Young Men Program, Lynn

Gina

Staff, Young Mothers Program Manager

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