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

How we do it?


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


This Anti-Violence Program Has Been Proven to Cut Crime. Can It Work in Baltimore?

February 21, 2018

Cities know that a majority of crimes are committed by a small slice of the population. In fact, somewhere between half and three quarters of all killings and…

From: Governing Magazine

Baltimore can do better. Here’s how.

January 12, 2018

A $6 million commitment from our business community to help implement the nationally recognized Roca program in Baltimore will strengthen our efforts to…

From: The Washington Post

Police commissioner: BPD making strides

December 30, 2017

The mayor’s relationship with philanthropist and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other local leaders is bringing Roca and several long-overdue…

From: The Baltimore Sun

Veronica Award Winner – Roca Youth Worker Alycia Gay

December 22, 2017

Roca has had unparalleled success altering the life trajectories of America’s most high-risk young people – the young people that are involved in crime, engaged in…

From: The Superstar Foundation



Participant, Young Men Program, Lynn


Participant, Young Men Program, Springfield


Participant, Young Men Program, Boston


Participant, Young Mothers Program, Chelsea


Participant, Young Men Program, Lynn


Staff, Young Mothers Program



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