New life. New Hope. New future.
Renewing Our City by providing services for the community that offer opportunities for a new life, a new hope, and a new future.
our mission & vision
The mission of the ROC Center is to renew our city by providing services for our community with compassion, truth and hope. We will do this by providing services 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
Athletics, community game nights, cooking and other life skills
Working with businesses in the area to help them grow and develop
Providing neeeded serivces such as weekly meals, community garden & neighborhood meetings
SPIRITUAL GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
Bible studies, worship services & prayer
Meet our Team
Drop Inn Ministries
Cedar Rapids Community School District, Metro
Aegon Asset Management
New City Church
College Community School District, Prairie
Cedar Rapids Community School District, Hoover
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Our heart today at the ROC Center is to recapture, renew and build on that work ethic, love of family and friends and fully integrated sense of community that sparked this neighborhood in the early 1900’s. We honor the memories that precede us and look forward to what God is going to do afresh in the Oak Hill Jackson neighborhood in the years to come.
Meet our partner Georges Dakonsa, founder of Kinyange House and learn about their vision. 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...
If you have visited the ROC Center lately, you probably noticed things look a little bit different.