We are pleased to announce a partnership between Eastern Star Church The ROCK Initiative and The Mind Trust to support a new middle school in Arlington Woods. Learn more about the partnership, here


renewing our community for the kingdom


Why The ROCK Initiative?

Eastern Star Church is compelled by the church’s mission and faith to reach out and work to improve the quality of life in the 46218 community.

And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. Malachi 3:17 (KJV)

 Neighborhood Stats

  • 38.2%

    46218 residents living at/below the poverty line (vs 21% of Marion Co.).*

  • $25,292

    Household income for residents (vs. $42,378 for Marion Co.).*

  • 4.6%

    Unemployment rate (vs. 4% for Marion Co. residents.)*

Our Goals

  • Community

    Build a sense of community among the people who live and work in this neighborhood.

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  • Housing

    Enhance the range of housing options available within a one-mile radius of Eastern Star Church.

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  • Finances

    Grow the overall financial security of residents living in the neighborhood.

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  • Education

    Enhance both formal and informal educational opportunities available for neighborhood residents.

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