Roses in Concrete

Roses in Concrete is a leadership and mentorship program for Black, Latinx, Asian and Indigenous college and Waltham high School students and supporters. The program fosters educational, leadership, mentorship and professional development opportunities.

RIC end of year group photo.
RIC 2023/2024 applications
Guest speaker, attendees are in a circle.
Group selfie
RIC Closing ceremony

Two hands cupping a red rose. Text reads: Roses in ConcreteLogo designed by Jonathan Joasil '22 (Brandeis) and Alexse LeGuerre '21 (Waltham High School)

Roses in Concrete empowers students to network and form connections with Black, Latinx, Asian and Indigenous professionals in the area, have access to a safe environment to seek advice on the systemic challenges they will experience on their path to career exploration, and discover professional development strategies to encourage self-advocacy in the classroom and beyond. The program will include workshops, retreats, online and in-person mentor and mentee meetings, and will create a space for dialogue, growth and  community.


Applications for Roses in Concrete's Fall '23 - Spring '24 Program are currently closed. Please check back later for further updates and more information.

Program Dates

Date Time
Oct. 11, 2023 6-8 p.m.
Oct. 25, 2023 6-8 p.m.
Nov. 15, 2023 6-8 p.m.
Jan. 24, 2024 6-8 p.m.
Feb. 28, 2024 6-8 p.m.
March 13, 2024 6-8 p.m.
April 3, 2024 6-8 p.m.
May 1, 2024 6-8 p.m.
Click here to view the 2022-23 program report.

*Special thanks to our funding partners: Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice and Waltham Partnership for Youth.