R.O.C.K. is an award-winning nonprofit providing positive opportunities for children and youth in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley. R.O.C.K.’s programs are designed to serve over 500 children ages 6-17 utilizing a proven youth development framework. Programs span the entire year and take place during the school day, after school, weekends and over the summer. R.O.C.K. provides sports/fitness, academic support, learning enrichment, community service, outdoor adventures, leadership training and job opportunities to a community lacking in resources.
R.O.C.K. is proud of its more than 22 years of service and commitment to the community in Visitacion Valley. Faced with new challenges such as the changing nature of the community R.O.C.K. serves, the increasing cost of living and operations in the Bay Area, the proliferation of nonprofits, and the increasing outcomes-orientation of funders, R.O.C.K.’s board and executive staff have committed to a strategic planning process with the ambitious goal of “taking R.O.C.K. to the next level.” R.O.C.K. is seeking to celebrate and build on its 22 years of impact and many significant assets while humbly engaging on the highest-level questions related to its identity and objectives as an organization.