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...

By Sarah Meike, Special Projects Coordinator You could say R.O.C.K. goes so far back with Taz, it’s where he got his name. Taz’s full name is Mumtaz Yusuf. He renamed himself when Heidi, a former longtime staff and volunteer at R.O.C.K., asked him what his name...

By Curt Yagi, Executive Director As I was setting up for our first-ever R.O.C.K. Alumni barbecue, I felt a bit of nervous energy in anticipation of seeing our past participants, some of whom I hadn’t seen in well over a decade.  Over the prior few months,...

Did you know that R.O.C.K. has hundreds of volunteers who donate their time to make our programs a success? In this issue, you'll hear about some of the people who have helped to make R.O.C.K. a special place for our kids.  Be sure to scroll...

While our surveys and awards tell us we are making a positive impact in our community, it is nice to hear stories as told by our staff and volunteers who work directly with our young people. In this issue, you will hear and see what...

We constantly hear stories of success such as the past participant who became a San Francisco 49ers Cheerleader, to the recognition R.O.C.K. has received from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, to Hilda, who as you will read, was so inspired at R.O.C.K.’s camps as...