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Love is in the Air


At R.O.C.K., we have seven virtues, and our virtue of Love is in full display this month. Read on to learn about the love of dancing at our Valentine's Day event, a special love between a father/daughter volunteer duo and the love (and future) of R.O.C.K.

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Pop, Lock & R.O.C.K. It!

By Sarah Meike, Special Projects Coordinator

My favorite part of volunteering at our Elementary School program is watching our kids swarm toward a speaker whenever music comes on, and then perform song after song in perfect choreographed steps. This is due to our dance program and amazing staff who encourage our youth to express themselves artistically through...

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Like Father, Like Daughter

By Sarah Meike, Special Projects Coordinator

Every year, R.O.C.K. hosts a charity race team in the iconic Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. Jerry and Kelsey Gee are filling two of our spots as a father daughter duo. In June, Jerry turns 50 and the two wanted to do something special for the occasion. They both have always been active, but never imagined they would be racing in a triathlon together. For Jerry, the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon has always been a bucket list item, but competing with his daughter by his side only makes it more special. After her mother passed away...

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R.O.C.K. in Time

By Curt Yagi, Executive Director

R.O.C.K. is a household name in the Bay Area that has been recognized by Time Magazine for our innovative approach to youth development.  Our programs are a fine-tuned machine in which every service we provide sets our participants up for success in their adulthood.  We now have a direct correlation betwee...

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Coming Up!

R.O.C.K. the Brew, the Official SF Homebrew Competition & Tasting

When: Saturday, April 29th from 1-5pm
Where: Public Works - 161 Erie St, San Francisco

What: Join hundreds of San Franciscans as we R.O.C.K. the Brew. This event features a homebrew competition & tasting, food, silent auction, raffle and music. Plus, 100% of proceeds benefit R.O.C.K.

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Please contact Sarah at if you are interested in volunteering at any of the following opportunities.

After School Help: Help elementary school kids with reading, art, recreation, and homework any day of the week from 1:30 to 5:30 pm.
Where: El Dorado Elementary School

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