ROC the Future is a collective impact initiative comprised of community stakeholders working together to improve academic achievement for the children of the city of Rochester, NY. We are part of StriveTogether, a national network of community partnerships dedicated to ensuring the success of every child from cradle to career.


Our data-informed approach includes utilizing research and information from our local community to better understand and identify root causes to challenges. This provides insight into our efforts and informs our decisions on how best to proceed. We engage ​our partners and community stakeholders to co-develop evidence-based strategies and practices to improve outcomes. We share data, such as test scores and graduation rates ​with the community to indicate our progress.
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Collective Impact

One organization cannot make the necessary changes that are critical to student success. Our partners in local business, government, education, philanthropy, faith-based organizations, and community non-profits, are critical to realizing our goals. Together, our collective impact will create measurable progress and improvement towards four important goals.

Overarching Goals

Every Child Is School Ready
Every Child Is Supported
Every Child Is Successful
Every Child Is College & Career Ready


To attain our goals, in alignment with the StriveTogether cradle to career continuum, we are prioritizing three of the seven core benchmarks that are critical for our youth.

Kindergarten Readiness*
Early Grade Reading*
Middle Grade Math
High School Graduation*
Post-Secondary Enrollment
Post-Secondary Completion

*Indicates priority outcome

ROC the Future at The Children’s Agenda
1 South Washington Street, Suite 120
Rochester, NY 14614

Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM