Welcome to the Boston Kroc Center

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New England's largest and most comprehensive community center officially opened its doors in April 2011.  The center represents The Salvation Army's ongoing commitment to building communities of faith, hope, compassion, and grace.

THE SALVATION ARMY RAY AND JOAN KROC CORPS COMMUNITY CENTER of Boston is an investment that is changing the lives of Boston's neediest families for generations to come. At the Boston Kroc Center children play. Learners discover. Parents dream. Troubled spirits find healing. Families  come together. Our community has a place to gather. 

The programs, as well as the building itself, have been designed to stimulate the mind, body and spirit, to provide hope, and to transform the life of each and every member of the community.

Located in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester, the 90,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility features cutting-edge fitness facilities, Boston’s largest indoor aquatics park; a gymnasium with an NCAA-regulation-size basketball court; a 250-seat chapel and performing arts center.

Located in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester, the 90,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility features:

  • Cutting-edge fitness facilities
  • Boston’s largest indoor aquatics park
  • A gymnasium with an NCAA-regulation-size basketball court
  • A 250-seat chapel and performing arts center
  • And much more...

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THE BOSTON KROC CENTER VISION:

In keeping with the mission and holistic approach of The Salvation Army, The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center provides opportunities that facilitate positive, life-changing experiences through: art, athletics, personal development, spiritual discovery and community service. The Salvation Army Boston Kroc Center’s facilities, programs and services bridge the gap between potential and opportunity for children and adults, strengthen individuals and families, and enrich the lives of seniors.

 

 

 

 

          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Kroc Centers started with one woman's dream:
Meet Joan Kroc, Philanthropist & Kroc Benefactor

Joan Kroc, wife of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, said that she took a tour of San Diego and it was then that she recognized a community that was in desperate need of a safe gathering place, a place with facilities and trained professionals to nurture children’s social skills, arts appreciation and athletic potential. She described The Kroc Center as being a beacon of light and hope in the community.

Mrs. Kroc entrusted The Salvation Army with $90 million to build the first Kroc Center in the Rolando neighborhood of San Diego. Sadly, she passed away a little more than a year after it opened. She was so pleased with what was accomplished here that she left $1.5 billion to The Salvation Army to build centers like this across the country. Today, there are 26 Kroc Centers nationwide. The Salvation Army Boston Kroc Center is a fulfillment of her vision and provides an unprecedented opportunity for you to do the most good for yourself, your family and your community.



The Salvation Army Mission

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

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