New life. New Hope. New future.
Renewing Our City by providing services for our community with compassion, truth and hope.
our mission & vision
The mission of the ROC Center is to renew our city by proving 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
Partnering with Metro High School and offering tutoring, ACT prep courses, ESL, college prep classes and workforce development tools.
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
New City Church
Cedar Rapids Community School District, Metro
Cedar Rapids Community School District
College Community School District, Prairie
Cedar Rapids Community School District, Hoover
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If you have visited the ROC Center lately, you probably noticed things look a little bit different.
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.
Several students from the Cedar Rapids area braved the snowy roads for an afternoon of preparing for the ACT.