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


Roca Youth Worker Luciana Sousa is a Superstar Foundation Superstar

December 22, 2016

Luciana shows up every day on time, with a plan, ready to jump into the day rain or shine. Her enthusiasm, evenness and relentlessly upbeat can-do attitude is no easy feat in an environment that can often be…

Results for America Announces Inaugural Class of Nonprofit Fellowship

December 20, 2016

15 Nonprofit CEOs from Across the Country Selected for a Two-Year Fellowship to Make Progress on Pressing Challenges by Embracing What Works.

Barr Foundation Announces $28.5 Million in New Grants

December 9, 2016

Final grants of the year bring 2016 total to an all-time high of $73.5 million.

Former Rabble-Rouser Works With ‘the System’ to Cut Recidivism

October 4, 2016

When she founded the youth nonprofit Roca outside Boston in 1988, Molly Baldwin was a hell-raiser. “We were a big pain in the butt…







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