Project 57, Inland Empire exists to provide educational and occupational mentoring and mental health services to inner-city youth and their families for the purpose of cultivating and empowering the underserved to follow their dreams, and to find meaning and purpose in life.
Through mental health services, arts education, career development, and college preparation programs that actively improve, measure, and achieve positive results, Project 57, Inland Empire envisions a community where inner-city youth and their families can thrive and reach their full potential in every phase of life.
President and CEO Dr. Mario Rocha is a licensed marriage and family therapist who grew up in Riverside, CA. He is a graduate from Ramona High school and RCC. He received his BA in psychology from Cal State San Bernardino, his M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Cal Baptist University, and his doctorate of psychology in marital family therapy from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He is closely connected with the under resourced inner-city youth of the Inland Empire both personally and professionally. He hopes to give youth in underserved communities support and creative outlets that open doors for a brighter future.
The board of directors consists of the following (profiles coming soon):
Angel Rocha - Treasurer
Raymond Rocha - Board Member
Helen Copeland - Board member