ROCK Community Center

A place to gather, learn and build a positive future.

The ROCK Initiative Phase II: The ROCK Community Center for Children and Youth

The ROCK Community Center for Children and Youth is part of Phase II of our ROCK Initiative Plan — a comprehensive plan to transform the Arlington Woods neighborhood in Indianapolis, Ind. We envision this project as a critical component of our plan to provide a safe, caring environment for the children who live in one of the most impoverished communities in the city. The following are the blueprints for the center, which is scheduled to open in 2022.

The ROCK Community Center will be a catalyst for transformation in the Arlington Woods community and beyond; fulfilling the need for programming and services to its residents by providing a place to gather, learn, and build a positive future for children, youth, and families.
ROCK Community Center for Youth & Children exists to champion the development of healthy, whole, and resilient youth and children in the Arlington Woods community and beyond by providing safe, accessible, high-quality, holistic programs and support services.
Our vision is to help develop children and youth into whole and healthy adults as they become the future leaders of Indianapolis.
The ROCK Initiative

The ROCK Initiative

Renewing Our Community for the Kingdom

Eastern Star Church, compelled by the church’s mission and faith to reach out and work to improve the quality of life in the Arlington Woods community, launched the ROCK Initiative in 2017 with four essential pillars in mind.

Eastern Star Church

Eastern Star Church

One Church. Three Locations.

Our Staff


Tyrone Carney

Program Support Specialist

Nylicia King

Program Support Specialist

RCCYC Programs

The uncertainties of growing up in a complex world can present unforeseeable and unexpected challenges for our children and youth. The ability to adapt and thrive despite these challenges is critical to building whole, healthy, resilient children who will become our future leaders. 

RCCYC provides educational, recreational, social, and enrichment programs for children and youth in grades K-12. All of our programs have built-in skill-building components, whether navigating the latest technology, the finer points of basketball, or how to talk to friends. We provide valuable resources for their families and prioritize inclusion with the larger community.

ROCK your Soul

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ROCK your Soul

  • ROCK City Mondays
  • Children & Teen Church
  • Children & Teen Bible Study
  • Rec at the ROCK

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    Rec at the ROCK

  • Karate
  • Basketball
  • and more
  • iROCK

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  • Speaker Series
  • Age-Appropriate Small Group
  • ROCK your Creativity

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    ROCK your Creativity

  • Culinary
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • ROCK your Mind

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    ROCK your Mind

  • Academic Enrichment
  • S.T.E.A.M.
  • Vocational Training
  • Financial Literacy
  • ROCK your Voice

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    ROCK your Voice

  • Podcasting
  • Register