Summer is in full swing and we are making the most of it. Read on to learn about our many summer adventures ranging from sailing in the Bay to placing first in the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. Read the full newsletter...

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...

At R.O.C.K., we have seven virtues, and our virtue of Love is in full display this month. Read on to learn about the love of dancing at our Valentine's Day event, a special love between a father/daughter volunteer duo and the love (and future) of...

We love the holiday season at R.O.C.K. Read on to learn about our recent Halloween celebrations, our opportunities to volunteer for our Harvest Festival and a great story of a past participant who is making a name for herself in college. Read the full newsletter...

By Sarah Meike, Special Projects Coordinator One of Joi’s most memorable experiences was going to farm camp as an elementary school participant with R.O.C.K. The contrast between the endless concrete of Visitacion Valley and the vast space, pastures, and animals on the farm was incredible to...

Congratulations to R.O.C.K. on 22 years of keeping children in San Francisco's Visitacion Valley healthy and safe. Here's to 22 more years! Read on to learn about our recent alumni barbecue, the story of Taz and some really great ways to connect with us. If you...

By Sarah Meike, Special Projects Coordinator You could say R.O.C.K. goes so far back with Taz, it’s where he got his name. Taz’s full name is Mumtaz Yusuf. He renamed himself when Heidi, a former longtime staff and volunteer at R.O.C.K., asked him what his name...

By Curt Yagi, Executive Director As I was setting up for our first-ever R.O.C.K. Alumni barbecue, I felt a bit of nervous energy in anticipation of seeing our past participants, some of whom I hadn’t seen in well over a decade.  Over the prior few months,...