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Roca’s Mission is to Disrupt the Cycle of Incarceration and Poverty by Helping Young People Transform Their Lives.

How we do it?

Programs

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

News

Nearly one year in, Roca is chipping away at juvenile crime in Baltimore

May 21, 2019

Even on a mucky Monday, there’s a certain joy within a work crew on Harlem Avenue in West Baltimore. The joy is in the work and in the road to redemption.

FROM: WMAR-2 News

Lynn Police, Agencies, Court Team Up to Support At-Risk Residents

May 16, 2019

The city’s police, community agencies and Lynn District Court are coming together to adopt a crime-reduction “hub” model focused on providing services to at-risk individuals before tragedy occurs…

FROM: Item Live

It’s time to change the narrative on Baltimore. There’s a lot worth celebrating.

May 16, 2019

It seems like years since Baltimore has gotten a break. From violence to corruption, we have read story after story that portray our city negatively…

FROM: Washington Post

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito visits ROCA in Holyoke

May 16, 2019

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito was in Holyoke Tuesday morning as part of the state’s Safe and Successful Youth initiative…

FROM: WWLP 22 News

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Edward

Young Men Program, Springfield

Jovani

Young Men Program, Springfield

Randy

Young Men Program, Chelsea

Yeni

Young Mothers Program, Chelsea

Trevor

Young Men Program, Springfield

Kerry

Young Mothers Program, Chelsea

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