How Zynga Volunteers Transformed the Cafeteria into a Superhero Training Ground By Jenna Watanabe, Marketing & Development Coordinator What do you get when you mix a group of endorphin-loving volunteers from a gaming company with 1st-5th graders who love superheros? A crazy fun company volunteer day helping kids...

Meet Natalie Toland, R.O.C.K.’s Elementary School Beacon Director By Jenna Watanabe, Marketing & Development Coordinator Please help us welcome our newest R.O.C.K. addition to the management team, Natalie Toland, our Elementary School Beacon Director. In this interview, Natalie tells us about what motivated her about R.O.C.K.’s mission...

People, Community and Connections These are R.O.C.K.'s three ingredients for success this year--and we're only one month in! Learn about how R.O.C.K. has teamed up with the San Francisco Beacon Initiative to have more of an impact than ever, read about our latest "super" corporate volunteering...

A R.O.C.K. Exclusive: Introducing our Newest Dream Team Additions In this newsletter, we had the pleasure of sitting down with three of our newest staff members who make up the leadership team at R.O.C.K. As part of 3-year strategic plan, we have positively fulfilled one of...

By Jenna Watanabe, Marketing & Development Coordinator JW: Hi Mike, thanks so much for taking the time to chat with me. Why don’t we just jump right into it, by starting with the most obvious question: why did you apply to work with R.O.C.K.? MA: I was...

Building Community with R.O.C.K. R.O.C.K.'s summer is off to a great start! Once school ended, we immediately welcomed this wonderful season with a trip to Mountain Camp, launching us into the six-week summer program focused on literacy, health and recreation. We established promising partnerships with two exceptional Bay Area companies whose generosity...