our mission & vision

The ROC Center’s mission is to provide services for the community that offer opportunities for a new life, a new hope, and a new future.  The services we provide are in five areas of impact: Education, Recreation, Business Partnerships, Community Support and Spiritual Growth & Development.

The board members and executive director look to achieve success by working together with community leaders to best care for the community. Located in the heart of the Oakhill-Jackson area of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the ROC Center looks to not only provide new programming for the community but also assist and provide support for organizations  that are already serving the community. By Renewing Our City, the ROC Center seeks to serve the community as a thriving hub of activity for youth, families, senior citizens, civic organizations, parks and recreation departments, and more. 

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others?

– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Areas of impact

Meet our Team 

Daniel Winn

Board Member
Drop Inn

Dan Devore

Board Member
Cedar Rapids Community School District, Metro

Emily Davis

Board Member
ADM

Rod Dooley

Board Member
Cedar Rapids Community School District

Matt Jenkins

Board Member
College Community School District, Prairie

Dede Fantroy

Board Member
Cedar Rapids Community School District, Hoover

George Bounds

Board Member
General Mills

Steven Wilson

Executive Director
CIRAS

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The ROC Center welcomes Kinyange House

The ROC Center welcomes Kinyange House

My name is Georges Dakonsa.  I come from the Democratic Republic of Congo.  I have five kids; four boys and one girl.  I have an extensive background in diverse fields, and have skills in effectively communicating in several languages, mobilizing communities, creating sustainable systems for data management, and designing mechanisms for access to information.My passion for social justice landed me here in the United States of America from Africa

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ROC Renovations

ROC Renovations

If you have visited the ROC Center lately, you probably noticed things look a little bit different.

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Making a (Snack) Impact

Making a (Snack) Impact

What’s a Thanksgiving dinner without a turkey? For a few Cedar Rapids families, that is a worry they did not have to face this holiday season.

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Whether you have a question regarding one of our programs, would like to request meeting space or, would like to learn about volunteer opportunities, our team is looking forward to hearing from you and will be in touch soon!

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1202 10th Street SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

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