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May 28, 2020 – A message to our community from Curt Yagi, R.O.C.K.’s Executive Director Plenty of Positives As mentioned in my last update, we have been able to offer 100% of our staff 100% of their contracted hours since the COVID-19 pandemic started, and we continue to...

April 16, 2020 - A message to our community from Curt Yagi, R.O.C.K.'s Executive Director I hope you are getting into a healthy routine as we continue to adapt to the current state of the world we live in.  I hope you were able to read...

R.O.C.K.’s (not so silent) Silent Disco Can you dig it? By Hayley Walker, Marketing & Development Coordinator When Curt, R.O.C.K.’s Executive Director, told me that one of our long-time supporters wanted to host an event benefiting R.O.C.K., I was excited. And when he told me that this event...

Fun with Fan Cars A corporate-sponsored STEM lesson with a need for speed. By Hayley Walker, Marketing & Development Coordinator What do you get when you combine STEM education, a bunch of curious kids, and a group of start-up founders? A motorized fan car workshop, of course! In January,...

Giving the Gift of Opportunity Give a gift, and you could win a trip! By Hayley Walker, Marketing & Development Coordinator 2019 marks 25 years of service for Real Options for City Kids (R.O.C.K.) in San Francisco's Visitacion Valley. Our 25th year of service has already been off to...

R.O.C.K. Connect 25 An evening celebrating 25 years of service, stories, and lasting impact. By Hayley Walker, Marketing & Development Coordinator On the evening of October 30, 2019, R.O.C.K. supporters gathered to celebrate 25 years of service. R.O.C.K. Connect 25 came to life on the spectacular Ohana Floor of...

True R.O.C.K.-stars: Joi & Anthony Two R.O.C.K. alumni whose powerful stories moved a crowd to tears and inspired many to give back. By Hayley Walker, Marketing & Development Coordinator I first met Joi in July of 2019, when Curt, R.O.C.K.’s Executive Director, and I were interviewing R.O.C.K. alumni...

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A special organization in San Francisco's Visitacion Valley is trying to Build A Better Bay Area by providing mentors and adult guidance to help young people achieve their goals.  And for many this is about more than just goals, it's about...