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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...

Success takes on many forms at R.O.C.K. From stepping out of ones comfort zone to perform in front of a crowd, to being a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley, we are proud to demonstrate the positive impact our work has on our community. Read the full...

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...

On March 17, 2018 James Michael McAdoo and Assistant Coach Jarron Collins visited R.O.C.K.'s youth at Visitacion Valley Middle School. Click to view the gallery of photos from the event....

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...

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...