Roca has been privileged to meet thousands of young people since 1988. We have learned so much from each one of them. They have grown, developed and changed, and so has Roca.
Roca’s Intervention Model is designed to help high-risk young men leave streets and gangs and go to work. Through relentless outreach, tailored programming and collaboration with community partners, Roca helps young men transform their lives.
ROCA’S MISSION IS TO BE A RELENTLESS FORCE IN DISRUPTING INCARCERATION AND POVERTY BY ENGAGING THE YOUNG ADULTS, POLICE, AND SYSTEMS AT THE CENTER OF URBAN VIOLENCE IN RELATIONSHIPS TO ADDRESS TRAUMA, FIND HOPE, AND DRIVE CHANGE.
Theory of Change
Roca’s theory of change is that young people, when re‐engaged through positive and intensive relationships, can change their behaviors and develop life, education, and employment skills to disrupt the cycles of poverty and incarceration.