R.O.C.K. Kids Experience the 23rd Annual Lil’ Kid Camp By Jenna Watanabe, Marketing and Development Coordinator Nicole, a fifth grader who was notoriously quiet and shy at school, was climbing a R.O.C.K. wall nestled in the outdoor playground of Mountain Camp. As she neared the toughest part--known...

KPMG Book Fair By Jenna Watanabe, Marketing & Development Coordinator Summertime in San Francisco means a lot of things -- BBQs, exploring the outdoors, and (hopefully) more sunshine. But what most people don't know is that summertime can also mean a sharp decline in reading progress for...

R.O.C.K. Star Staff Q&A By Jenna Watanabe, Marketing & Development Coordinator For this newsletter, I’ll be interviewing Devin King, Family & Community Engagement Coordinator, who has an integral part of keeping our kids and their families connected to our programs. We wanted to find out what her...

Happy Birthday R.O.C.K. By Sarah Meike, Special Projects Coordinator Scrolling down R.O.C.K.’s Facebook page one day I noticed a new category amongst the familiar headings. Fundraisers: Facebook’s new tool that allowed Cameron Turner, a R.O.C.K volunteer, to raise $1,141 for R.O.C.K.! Depending on when your birthday is, you...

You Get a Backpack! By Sarah Meike, Special Projects Coordinator The week before school started, the Visitacion Valley community came together to make sure that our kids were ready for school. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee came out to aid Mercy Housing’s initiative to provide 5,500 backpacks...

R.O.C.K. the Brew 2017! By Sarah Meike, Special Projects Coordinator We did it again! We R.O.C.K.ed the Brew for the second year in a row! Thanks to everyone who came out and spread around the R.O.C.K. love. Whether it was drinking beer, bidding on our silent auction,...

Hidden Figures By Sarah Meike, Special Projects Coordinator In my short but sweet interview with former R.O.C.K.er Christine Liu, I couldn’t believe all that she has accomplished in her 24 years! Neuroscience PhD student at Berkeley, the creator of some amazing scientifically themed murals, and mentor to...