First graduate of groundbreaking post-conviction program gets a chance at redemption
In September 2021, Carlton Ford was led into Springfield District Court in handcuffs. He had just spent 18 months in jail after police found him sleeping in his car with a loaded gun. He could have pleaded guilty and accepted the felony, walking out of the court on time served. Instead, Ford chose a more arduous path that isn’t open to most young men incarcerated in the United States.
Prince William and Kate continue Boston tour
The Prince and Princess of Wales focused on their passion, visiting local organizations that support their communities. Perhaps the engagement that encompassed most of Will and Kate's interests was Roca, which has supported vulnerable young people for almost 35 years.
Prince William’s and Princess Kate’s Visit to Roca Continues the Legacy of Princess Diana
We wish to extend a warm welcome to the Prince and Princess of Wales, Prince William and Princess Catherine, in anticipation of their visit to Chelsea today (Thursday) where they will stop in at the offices of Roca at 101 Park St. in Chelsea Square.
Roca, the Chelsea nonprofit working to prevent violence, gets a royal visit
British royals Prince William and Princess Kate are in Boston this week for the Earthshot Prize, which gives million-dollar grants to people doing important work and environmentalism. During their trip, the Royals will visit Roca, which is based in Chelsea and works to fight poverty, racism and teen violence. Roca's founder and CEO Molly Baldwin joined GBH’s Morning Edition co-hosts Paris Alston and Jeremy Siegel to talk about the upcoming visit.
Smiling Prince William poses for photo with reformed ex-convict at Boston youth center as local man who suffered horrific childhood and addiction issues hails ‘sweet, respectful’ Wales’
Jonathan Williams posed for the snap with William as the Prince of Wales and wife Kate Middleton visited Roca in Boston. The center works to steer disadvantaged young people away from violence. Williams got a job there after turning his life around. Also impressed with the royal couple was Matthew Quinton, 24, who overcame an extremely-deprived childhood.
‘A gift beyond gifts’: Prince and Princess of Wales spotlight grassroots community outreach at visit to Roca
Amid the buzz and bustle of a whirlwind visit to greater Boston centered on the question of how the world can address climate change, William and Kate’s low-profile, hour-long tour of Roca was an effort to spotlight the organization’s innovative approach to rehabilitation and combatting urban gun violence, grounded in the brain science behind trauma and its impact on the developing mind.