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


Gun Violence Prevention Funding Grant

August 7, 2019

Two Springfield community organizations are each receiving $800,000 to reduce gun violence among teens and young adults…

FROM: Connecting Point

Inaction on age-hike crime bill leaves young people at risk

August 7, 2019

There is one big risk with the proposed legislation to raise the age at which suspected criminal offenders are typically prosecuted as adults: not passing it fast enough…

FROM: The Boston Globe

Democrats are skipping out on the most important gun fight of all

August 7, 2019

In the Democratic primary campaign for president, candidates are going bigger and bolder on guns than ever before. Senator Elizabeth Warren has called for a…

FROM: The Boston Globe

Commentary: Roca Transforming Lives in Lynn

August 7, 2019

Joey and Chris probably didn’t see themselves becoming role models for other high-risk young men in Lynn — but that’s exactly what they are today…

FROM: Lynn Item



Young Men Program, Springfield


Young Men Program, Springfield


Young Men Program, Chelsea


Young Mothers Program, Chelsea


Young Men Program, Springfield


Young Mothers Program, Chelsea



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