Molly Baldwin founded Roca in 1988 and serves as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer. With a mission to disrupt the cycle of poverty and incarceration by helping young people transform their lives, Roca serves over 900 high-risk young people annually across 21 communities in Massachusetts. For three decades, Molly has been a tireless advocate, mentor, and community convener, reaching out to the highest-risk young people and bringing together the major institutions, corporations, and agencies that affect their lives.
Molly led Roca to be a high-performing, data-driven organization, with a nationally-recognized intervention model that focuses on better outcomes for young people and communities. A long-distance runner, she is a graduate of U-Mass, Amherst, holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Lesley University and an honorary Ph.D. from Salem State University and Lesley University.