doing good work in your community

Why do some people struggle with employment? Let’s face it. There are a number of organizations that will help people get a job; there are very few who will teach them how to keep it.

That’s Where The ROC Steps In…
ROCWorks is a work environment where participants actively engage in their transformation, develop soft and technical work skills, actively remove life barriers, and experience the love of Jesus that leads to long-term stability in life.

Phases of the Program



Month 1

Meet weekly with our Resource Center to evaluate circumstances and readiness.




Engage in ROC Works, set SMART goals, begin programming and barrier removal.


Month 5-7

Go deeper in 1 on 1 and small groups to build a healthy foundation. Tackle SMART goals.


MONTH 8-10

Build resources and take steps toward self-sufficiency.


Month 11-12

Prepare for employment back into the community.

ROC Works Focuses On


Each team member will build knowledge and skills in the areas of:

  • safety
  • quality
  • productivity
  • work hardening
  • the “rules of work”
  • continuous improvement

 Participants will learn technical work skills such as:

  • product assembly
  • material handling
  • equipment operation
  • manufacturing terminology
  • specialized skills based on contract work


Participants will focus on learning skills such as:

  • responsibility
  • accountability
  • teamwork
  • building work stamina
  • responding well to coaching
  • giving positive input for process improvement
  • communicating effectively
  • resolving workplace conflict in positive ways

Contact Us

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!


1202 10th Street SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

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