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Welcome to the Dayton Kroc Center

A great place to learn and grow.

Welcome to the Dayton Kroc Center Image

Welcome to the Dayton Kroc Center

A great place to learn and grow.

Welcome to the Dayton Kroc Center Image

Welcome to the Dayton Kroc Center

A great place to learn and grow.

Welcome to the Dayton Kroc Center Image

Welcome to the Dayton Kroc Center

A great place to learn and grow.

Welcome to the Dayton Kroc Center Image

Welcome to the Dayton Kroc Center

A great place to learn and grow.

Welcome to the Dayton Kroc Center Image

Welcome to the Dayton Kroc Center

A great place to learn and grow.

 

Learn more about the Dayton Kroc Center.

The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is a 25-acre family support, education, recreation, and cultural arts center. The facility is open to members and the general public and serves residents of Dayton, Ohio, and the surrounding communities with a variety of quality programs for individuals of all ages.

Development of the Dayton Kroc Center was made possible by a $90 million combined capital and endowment grant from a bequest to The Salvation Army by the late Mrs. Joan Kroc, widow of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc.

Dayton Kroc Center Features:

  • Campus-style location, featuring buildings for Worship & Arts, Fitness & Recreation, and Education. 
  •  Kroc Park with a state-of-the-art turf soccer field, outdoor pickleball courts, walking track, and more
  • Kroc Pond splash park and playground
  •  Multipurpose gym designed for basketball, indoor soccer, volleyball, pickleball, and more
  • Fitness Center, including  cardio equipment, weight training area, and functional fitness room
  • Outdoor basketball court with bleacher seating
  • Group fitness and dance studio
  • Education Center providing programs for both adults and children
  • Tech Cafe with open computers, video games, large TV wall, board games, and more
  • Cinema with seating for 100+
  • Three banquet halls for classes, meetings, and more
  • Cafe serving lunch, and options for take-home, family-style dinners
  • Tranquil prayer garden and walking track

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The DAYTON KROC CENTER VISION:

Statement of Purpose: 
The Dayton Kroc Center is part of the body of Jesus' followers, whose foundational ministry is based on the Bible and our love for God. We are compelled to meet human needs, spiritual, physical, and emotional, without discrimination. We value high standards in all areas of service, our tradition of serving others, and each person and the intrinsic value they bring to the community as a whole.

Statement of Intended Impact:
The Dayton Kroc Center will enable under-served populations, including seniors, adults, and children with demographics reflecting our neighborhood, to build character and potential by strengthening spiritual, physical, and mental wellness, as measured by feedback surveys and statistical analysis.


In keeping with the mission and holistic approach of The Salvation Army, the Dayton Kroc Center provides opportunities that facilitate positive, life-changing experiences through art, athletics, personal development, spiritual discovery, and community service. The Dayton 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 when she took a tour of San Diego 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.

 

Majors Stan & Gayle Senak

Majors Stan and Gayle Senak have been the administrators of The Salvation Army Dayton Kroc Center since 2016. Together, they have led The Kroc Center and its staff through exciting developments and expansions, including the opening of Kroc Park. Their years of service for The Salvation Army guide them as The Kroc Center moves forward.

"There’s a deep sense of pride, humility, and joy that comes with putting others’ faith into action. Together, we enable our founder, William Booth’s vision and live the words of The Salvation Army anthem, 'Heart to God, Hand to Man.'" —Majors Stan & Gayle Senak

 

 We can help bring our city together by declaring our love to all of its children and showing them the faith we have in their future. 

—Joan Kroc, 1998

 

 



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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Newsletter & Annual Report

Below are our most recent newsletter and annual report. 

Newsletter

The Dayton Kroc Center releases a newsletter twice each year with program updates.
View our most recent newsletter

Annual Report

The Annual Report shares our financial reports for the prior year.
Read our most recent annual report

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