Roca’s mission is to help disengaged and disenfranchised young people move out of violence and poverty.

Roca means “rock” in Spanish – a rock to lean on, a strength to draw from, a foundation for the future. This is a future where young people have real opportunities to leave the streets, get jobs, and take responsibility for their lives. We know that, given the right tools, these young people can not only survive, but can thrive. Roca demonstrates that very high-risk young people who are often left out of programming can be reengaged in a systematic way and can make positive impacts on both their own lives and their communities.

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pic-home-logo-innovationsThe Massachusetts Social Innovation Financing Project. This spring, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Administration and Finance is launching the groundbreaking, first-in-the-nation Social Innovation Financing Project, and Roca has been chosen as the primary service provider for the 5-year pilot phase of the program. more

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March 31, 2014

Overlooked and Misunderstood: Very High-risk Young Mothers and the Cost of Ignoring their Needs

Roca’s work with high-risk young men has received a good deal of attention recently.
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