RENA Community Center opened its doors in the summer of 2010. It is a simple home for community fellowship. Through celebrations and informal gatherings the center is a place where the many different residents of Rogers Road can foster relationships. The center seeks to serve the community needs and provide a loving and enriching space for youth in after-school programming and summer activities. It also offers outlets to adults through computer classes, English language classes, and art classes.
“My hope for this community is that it will be transformed into a major part of the development of Chapel Hill. People have referred to us as being outcast, they have referred to us as being a neighborhood that nobody wants. They have referred to us as being a poor underprivileged neighborhood. And we say, ‘See what we see. Look through our eyes and see what we see.’”