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

How we do it?

Programs

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

News

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

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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

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