Behind the Scenes of Stories that R.O.C.K. A look at the series from behind the camera By Hayley Walker, Marketing & Development Coordinator When Curt, our Executive Director, asked for my thoughts on doing some type of campaign showcasing R.O.C.K.’s impact on the lives of past participants and...

The Early Years of R.O.C.K. An interview with the visionary behind Real Options for City Kids, Michelle Groe By Hayley Walker, Marketing & Development Coordinator I recently had the opportunity to ask R.O.C.K.’s founder, Michelle Groe, some questions about the early years of Real Options for City Kids....

25 Years of R.O.C.K.: Real Options for City Kids Celebrates its 25th Anniversary September 2019 marks R.O.C.K.’s 25th year of service in San Francisco, and we’ve got some exciting events in store! By Hayley Walker, Marketing & Development Coordinator The Lion King. Justin Bieber. Reel 2 Real’s hit...

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...