ROC the Future Alliance is a collective impact initiative bringing together a coalition of parents and systems partners to work towards a shared vision of academic success for every child.

ROC the Future is a member of the StriveTogether cradle to career network, a national movement impacting the lives of 13.7 million youth and counting.


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 Institute
274 N. Goodman Street, Suite D103
Rochester, NY 14607

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