The ROCK Community works to manifest the Gospel of Jesus Christ by providing a place of hope, faithfulness, and sanctuary, available to those seeking knowledge, growth, and peace. Formed as a collaborative through several local area churches we are led to serve our community as we believe Christ serves and loves others. “…for they were drinking from a spiritual Rock which followed them; and the Rock was Christ” (1 Corinthians 10:4).
R.O.C.K. is an acronym that stands for Reach Our Community Kids. We are a faith-based organization that started as an afterschool program here in Eagle Rock in 1996 and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 1998. We have operated out of our current location at the corner of Yosemite Drive and Townsend Avenue since September 2001. In early 2007 we undertook a remodel of the existing rec room and classroom in our building, and we added a health code compliant coffee shop in order to transform the space into a multi-purpose community center while still maintaining the afterschool program throughout the school year from 3-6pm weekdays.
After nearly three years of volunteer labor, ROCK Coffee House opened its doors for business on August 1, 2009. This social enterprise subsidizes our mission so we can remain self-sustaining as a non-profit, and it also allows us to offer job training to local youth to help stimulate the economy during this time of economic recovery. We are also able to provide the space and the organizational umbrella for various community partners who need a venue to meet. Below is a partial list of programs and activities that take place at the ROCK:
Monday-Friday from 3:00-6:00pm__________ Tutoring/Recreation
Sundays from 9:00-10:30am__________ Church of the Nazarene
Sundays from 3:30-5:00pm__________ Prayer & Praise
Mondays from 7:30-8:30pm__________ Narcotics Anonymous
Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30pm__________ ROCK Youth Night
Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30pm__________ Wednesday Bible Study
2nd Wednesday of the month from 7:00-9:00pm__________ Open Mic
Thursdays from 7:30-8:30pm__________ Narcotics Anonymous
Fridays from 7:00-9:00pm__________ Movie Night
Saturdays from 9:30-11:30am__________ ERHS AP Tutoring
Saturdays from 6:30-8:00pm__________ Saturday Bible Study