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


Using Psychology-Informed Strategies to Promote Self-Sufficiency: A Review of Innovative Programs

June 15, 2018

Workforce development and human services program providers and policymakers are continually looking for new strategies to promote employment…

From: OPRE

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



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


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