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


Molly Baldwin’s Statement at Baltimore Mayor Pugh’s Press Conference

December 15, 2017

Thank you, Mayor Pugh and the City of Baltimore, for your remarkable generosity, due diligence into our work, and your incredible commitment to help…

From: Roca

Anti-violence program to target high-risk youth in Baltimore

December 14, 2017

A new anti-violence program will focus on helping high-risk young men in Baltimore without relying on the criminal justice system. News outlets report that Mayor…

From: The AP

Mayor Catherine Pugh Brings Anti-Violence Program to Baltimore

December 13, 2017

Mayor Catherine Pugh announced today that the City of Baltimore would be partnering with Roca—an anti-violence, nonprofit program based in Massachusetts…

From: Baltimore Magazine

Mayor Pugh Announces Plans to Implement Roca in Baltimore, Disrupt Cycles of Poverty and Incarceration Through Program Focused on High-Risk Youth

December 13, 2017

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh announced today a $17 million public-private partnership with Roca, anchor business institutions and philanthropic organizations to…

From: City of Baltimore



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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