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


‘Pay-for-success’ proves a boon to social services

June 26, 2017

A group of investors has made a big bet — not on a company, but on a local nonprofit…

From: The Boston Globe

19-year-olds don’t belong in adult prisons

June 20, 2017

Governor Baker introduced a criminal justice bill in February to great fanfare. Designed to give prisoners incarcerated on mandatory minimum sentences access to good-time credit to hasten their release and to provide reentry programming, it received…

From: The Boston Globe

Seen@ Roca Springfield’s 7th anniversary of service celebration at CityStage

June 16, 2017

Roca, the leading Massachusetts nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of the highest-risk young people and disrupting the cycle of incarceration and poverty, recently celebrated the 7th anniversary of the opening of its…

From: MassLive and The Republican

Roca founder Molly Baldwin to visit Springfield to celebrate anniversary of local chapter

June 12, 2017

Molly Baldwin, the founder and chief executive officer for Roca, is scheduled to be in Springfield Wednesday night for a celebration of…

From: MassLive







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