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“We also knew that no one really worked with young people who were not ready, willing, or able to participate in a program, or keep a job - those who do not show up. They are angry and left out, they are depressed and often cause harm, and no one wants to spend time with them. This became the whole purpose of our work: show up at Roca ready to participate and we will show you the door; run away from us, tell us to go to hell, and you are in!”
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"Roca’s mission is to disrupt the cycle of incarceration and poverty by helping young people transform their lives. Since 1988, Roca has worked with the highest risk young people in communities across Massachusetts. Today, Roca works with nearly 700 young men, ages 17-24, each year from 21 communities out of its offices in Chelsea, Boston, Springfield and Lynn, MA.
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America Forward, a network of over 70 of America’s most innovative and results-oriented organizations, today released Moving America Forward: Innovators Lead the Way to Unlocking America’s Potential, a new Presidential briefing book. Moving America Forward contains fresh and disruptive ideas for policymakers and the current slate of presidential candidates who aspire to unlock the potential of all Americans.
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On Thursday, October 15, America Forward will launch “Moving America Forward: Innovators Lead the Way to Unlocking America’s Potential,” a briefing book intended for 2016 Presidential candidates and policymakers at all levels of government who aspire to unlock the potential of all Americans and make our nation, once again, the land of opportunity. This week, America Forward will be featuring solutions from our Coalition of social innovators to address the five challenges of our time laid out in “Moving America Forward.” Today, Molly Baldwin, Founder and CEO of Roca, addresses the “Second Chances” challenge and discusses how Roca is providing those it serves a second chance at a better future.
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