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


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

Roca, Anti-Violence Youth Program On Its Way to Baltimore

December 17, 2017

Mayor Catherine Pugh has worked overtime to find $17 million in funding to bring Roca, a Massachusetts-based anti-violence youth intervention program to Baltimore. This…

From: AFRO



Participant, Young Men’s Program, Springfield


Participant, Young Men’s Program, Chelsea


Participant, Young Mothers’ Program, Chelsea


Youth Worker, Young Men’s Program


Staff, Young Mothers’ Program



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