Restoring Our Communities (ROC) is a support organization on Laney College campus, which serves Laney students who are recently returning from incarceration. ROC helps students find work, apply for jobs, and navigate the community college system. ROC also provides a supportive environment for students on campus, and as it helps students, it gets increasingly effective at doing so.
The East Bay Express took notice of one of ROC’s recent efforts - working with the Laney College and Peralta College District (of which Laney is part) to make hriing processes less prejudicial toward applicants with criminal records. At the state Community College district, the Chancellor has also recently issued new guidelines which span the entire system.
ROC is a Fab City partner, and we’ll be working with them on a couple upcoming projects - stay tuned for details. In the meantime, check out the Express’s piece below.