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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...

R.O.C.K. is the only San Francisco-based nonprofit selected as a Charity Partner for the 2017 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon.  Click on the image above to see our logo on the back page.  To learn more about how you can participate on our team, visit http://rocksf.org/event/escape/....

By Tom Broucksou, Rewardexpert.com Real Options for City Kids, or R.O.C.K. for short, is a San Francisco-based nonprofit that provides active and enriching programs to youth living in the working class neighborhood of Visitacion Valley. R.O.C.K. gives kids in this underserved community a chance to participate...

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...