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...

By Sarah Meike, Special Projects Coordinator My favorite part of volunteering at our Elementary School program is watching our kids swarm toward a speaker whenever music comes on, and then perform song after song in perfect choreographed steps. This is due to our dance program and...

By Sarah Meike, Special Projects Coordinator Every year, R.O.C.K. hosts a charity race team in the iconic Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. Jerry and Kelsey Gee are filling two of our spots as a father daughter duo. In June, Jerry turns 50 and the two wanted to...

By Curt Yagi, Executive Director R.O.C.K. is a household name in the Bay Area that has been recognized by Time Magazine for our innovative approach to youth development.  Our programs are a fine-tuned machine in which every service we provide sets our participants up for success...