Collective impact takes a collective effort. We’re inspiring Rochester community leaders and partners to work together to motivate our community. Together, we can improve the odds that all our children succeed in school and in life.
Information is a powerful tool when used to focus attention on critical issues. ROC the Future gathers, analyzes, and shares information on the state of education in Rochester. Our partners use this information to guide improvement and measure progress.
ROC the Future is committed to improving academic achievement in Rochester. Equipped with information about what works, we can coordinate and align resources, to inspire our community, and help our children succeed.

ROC the Future is a collaborative community-wide initiative. Our mission is to promote alignment and focus community resources to improve the academic achievement of children in the City of Rochester.  ROC the Future is part of StriveTogether, a national network of communities supporting the success of every child from cradle to career through a focus on a common agenda, shared measurement, continuous communication and mutually reinforcing activities among all participants for collective impact, mobilizing resources, and increasing equity.

ROC the Future works through Collaborative Action Networks tasked with identifying appropriate measurements, goals, and detailed action plans to improve outcomes. ROC the Future is also committed to engaging parents, students, and the community in efforts to improve academic achievement. See the most recent report card measuring our progress and some of ROC the Future’s recent accomplishments  and media coverage.


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1 day 23 hours ago

Read about the latest happenings in our December newsletter #iROCforKids

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2 days 20 hours ago

RMAPI is getting ready to start its first program, and Leonard Brock, director says he hopes that it helps convince the community that the initiative is hard at work.

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3 days 18 hours ago

We'd like to thank everyone who ROC'd the Day with The Children's Agenda. Together, we raised a total of $3,356 to bring us one step closer to achieving our goal to improve the social and emotional health of children in our region. We couldn't have done it without the support of caring community members like you!

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3 days 22 hours ago

FASFA Fest kicks off tomorrow! Get help from trained professionals who will provide FREE assistance and answer any questions you may have. Most students who fill out the FAFSA are eligible for some amount of aid. This could mean money through federal grants, state grants, work-study, and/or scholarships from colleges, foundations and companies. Everyone who wants need-based financial aid needs to fill out the FAFSA form. Federal aid is FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED, and does run out. The earlier you apply, the more money you’re likely to receive!

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4 days 16 hours ago

There's still time to donate!! ROC the Day with The Children's Agenda! #GivingTuesday