Go for Good: The Ultimate Team-Building Experience R.O.C.K. and The Go Game partner to create a one-of-a-kind corporate team-building experience that brings real impact to our community. By Hayley Walker, Marketing & Development Coordinator On Friday, June 14, 2019, dozens of corporate teams will turn on their automatic...

R.O.C.K. + Jakroo: A Winning Partnership Taking on the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon in Style By Hayley Walker, Marketing & Development Coordinator If you’re not familiar with the world-renowned Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, here’s a teaser for you: The 2019 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon features a 1.5-mile swim in...

The Lil’ Kid Camp Experience A behind-the-scenes account, courtesy of R.O.C.K.’s Elementary School Coordinator and summer camp enthusiast, Adrianna Romero By Hayley Walker, Marketing & Development Coordinator Lil’ Kid Camp is just around the corner, and all of us at R.O.C.K. are excited for this summer favorite.  In...

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...

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...

R.O.C.K. Kids Experience the 23rd Annual Lil’ Kid Camp By Jenna Watanabe, Marketing and Development Coordinator Nicole, a fifth grader who was notoriously quiet and shy at school, was climbing a R.O.C.K. wall nestled in the outdoor playground of Mountain Camp. As she neared the toughest part--known...

KPMG Book Fair By Jenna Watanabe, Marketing & Development Coordinator Summertime in San Francisco means a lot of things -- BBQs, exploring the outdoors, and (hopefully) more sunshine. But what most people don't know is that summertime can also mean a sharp decline in reading progress for...

R.O.C.K. Star Staff Q&A By Jenna Watanabe, Marketing & Development Coordinator For this newsletter, I’ll be interviewing Devin King, Family & Community Engagement Coordinator, who has an integral part of keeping our kids and their families connected to our programs. We wanted to find out what her...