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26 KROC CENTERS,
1 DREAM

A NETWORK OF STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES SHARING A COMMON GOAL:

Providing children and families with opportunities to discover and develop their passions and talents within their own neighborhood.

The Kroc Centers started with one woman's dream:

Meet Joan Kroc, Philanthropist & Kroc Center Benefactor

Joan Kroc, wife of McDonald's founder Ray Kroc, began a legacy of hope when she entrusted The Salvation Army with $1.5 billion to build community centers all across the country.  She dreamed of a network of "Kroc Centers", each providing opportunities in arts, education, and athletics for children, adults, and families in underserved communities.

These centers remove the financial, geographic, and social barriers typically standing in the way of people realizing their full potential.  Additionally, Mrs. Kroc envisioned these Centers as bastions of peace, social justice, and service to others.

Joan Kroc’s Legacy

Sadly, Mrs. Kroc passed away a little more than a year after the archetype San Diego Kroc Center opened in 2002. However, her dream is being transformed into reality each and every day at the 26 Kroc Centers serving communities across the United States.

Joan Kroc believed in The Salvation Army's mission, and entrusted them to make her vision a reality.

THE SALVATION ARMY MISSION

CREATED AS A RESPONSE TO EACH COMMUNITY'S NEEDS

Every Kroc Center offers classes, services and amenities that are unique to each individual community's needs.

CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL

 Scholarships & reduced price memberships make it possible for everyone to attend life enriching classes and opportunities.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH
& WORSHIP

A Church and is a key component of each Center, providing a place for guests to worship and to spread the love of Jesus Christ.

Kroc Centers are designed to be an integral part of each unique community.

Locate a Kroc Center Near You

Making a difference, one community at a time.