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Upcoming Events

  • RBC 5K Zombie Stagger October 15, 2016 at 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Cook Park, 7th St 7th ave nw, Rochester, MN 55901, United States We will be having our 5K Zombie Stagger again this year. Come for a great time.
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Diego runs CC Meet in Winona

All of our scholars are expected to participate in extracurricular activities, Diego is doing Cross Country this quarter. This weekend Diego ran the Jim Film Invitational meet in Winona, a brutal race in the bluffs by the Mississippi river. he did well…he finished, with the help of his team cheering him on. I snapped one photo at the 1 mile mark, and one at the finish line. Great job Diego!

Our latest Graduate

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Thomas Trahan RBC 2016 graduate

Thomas Trahan came to Rochester to take advantage of the Rochester Better Chance opportunity, four years ago at age 14. He returns to Houston Texas, a young man of 18, Taking with him life long friendships and strong educational skills.

Read his story in the Rochester Post Bulletin article.

Summertime, and the living’s easy…

Summertime, and the living’s easy, Pizza’s cooking, and the bands are playing fine. Well that’s not the way it was written.

OK it’s time to have our summer, winter-fest concert. Once again, some of the folks that played at our RBC Winter-fest Gospel Concert decided to have a summer concert. We will be at Squash Blossom Farm again. If you have been in years past you will know it is a great time. Roger and Susan will have the wood fired pizza going and the music will be flowing. It is a great family friendly place to spend a Sunday afternoon. There is no charge, but we will be passing the hat, and all the proceeds will go to RBC. If you want pizza I would suggest ordering ahead, because they go fast.

Here is the link to Pre Order Pizza I had one last Sunday and they are great! Very gourmet. I had the “Greek” but Roger had the “Fancy Smancy” which looked great. I will try that next time. These are not large pizzas. 2 people could split one, it will not feed a large family but they are made with fresh ingredients and really good.

WinterFest 2016 RBC Gospel Concert

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It is time for the RBC WinterFest Gospel Concert.

Once again its time for Rochester WinterFest and we are having our Gospel Concert again. This year the show is Sunday night February 14th starting at 6:00 at a new location, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Once again, we will have an eclectic mix of performers.

The cost  of admission is free but we will be taking a freewill offering.  Please come support RBC and have a great time.

We will have CDs of last years show for sale.

Thanks Mayo Clinic Division of Hospital Internal Medicine

School supplys 2015-16

We at Rochester Better Chance would like to thank Dr Lakisha Jones and the great folks at the Mayo Clinic, Division of Hospital Internal Medicine for donating school supplies for the 2015-16 school year. This is the third year in a row they have done this and it is a big help. The scholars can hit the ground running with all the supplies they need to start school. It is generosity like this that has kept RBC going for over 40 years in Rochester. Thanks!

Summer Concert Sunday July 19th!!!!!

We are having a summer concert fundraiser for  RBC. The concert will be this Sunday July 19th from 1:00 till 4:00 at Squash Blossom Farm in Douglas Mn. The show is free but we will be accepting donations and we will have copies of the WinterFest Gospel CD for sale.

When we had our Winter Fest concert in February, several of the performers said they thought it would be fun to have a concert in the summer so we decided to give it a try.

So get your lawn chair and come out and see Brittany Bly, Becky Schlegel, Brass Etc, and the Mass Gospel Choir. We plan to have lemonade and cookies for sale.

2015 Litter Bit Better


Well, another year and another litter bit better.  The crew at RBC picked up trash at the park by St Mary’s  hospital.