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Education & Arts Department

Part of what makes The Salvation Army Kroc Center so special is our pride in the advancement of our community’s youth.

The Kind Family Resource Center

Stop by for a Visit | Mon to Fri - 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

The Kind Family Resource Center is where The Salvation Army is in it's truest form. A place of help, of giving, and care when needed. The better question is 'what don't we do'!? Conveniently located at the entrance to the Kroc Center, this in-house program refers and/or assists individuals with a myriad of concerns and needs.

We offer emergency food, budget/fiscal counsel, nutrition information and we coordinate the Wells Fargo Financial Planning classes that are conducted at the Kroc [for people of all ages – youth, teens, adults, Golden]. We offer Holiday assistance, and pastoral care referral to our on-site pastoral care team. The Kind Family Resource Center conducts a free GED class Mondays from 5:00pm to 7:00pm for persons age 18 and above. The Kind Family Resource Center also serves as the registration point for families who wish to enroll their children in our Summer Day Camp and Homework Zone. The Kind Family Resource Center is the point of access/host to our partner schools, in particular: Wissahickon Charter and PA School for the Deaf. Any Questions? Call Miss Theresa at 215 558 1500

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Horticulture Zone

 If you've ever been interested in learning about growing vegetables and flowers you are welcome in our third of an acre garden. Our Horticulture Zone also includes a hoop house, a composting area, and room for growing flowers. Our garden is 100% organic with no chemicals or pesticides being used.

Explore it today!


computer lab

Open: 10:00 AM - 6:15 PM, Monday - Thursday
Open: 1:30 PM - 6:15 PM, Friday

Performing Arts

A wide variety of music offerings for ages 6 - 17 (unless otherwise noted) and varying levels of experience: Brass instruments, piano lessons, percussion, orchestra, musical theatre, and more! Students are taught by experienced performers and educators who care deeply about each student’s musical development.  A $29 fee will be applied monthly to non-members.

Let's Play!

Let's Play is an intensive music instruction course for children in partnership with TuneUP Philly. We offer small group instruction with Teaching Artist as well as ensemble instruction and many performance opportunities through out the year. We currently offer instruction for Violin, Viola, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, and Trumpet for children ages 7 - 13.


Guitar is able to accompany a soloist or group, play as part of an ensemble, or be a solo instrument in its own right. Both versatile and portable, guitar is a wonderful instrument.

Jazz Band

The Jazz Band at the Kroc Center is an opportunity for musicians to come together and create exciting, quality music. The group is open to all ages, although minimum playing standards apply. Players must read music. Space is limited, so players will be selected by audition.

Music Production Studio

Under the leadership of trained music producers, we offer access to the most current music technology for people to explore their creativity.  After a training session the studio is available based on scheduling.

Music Production Program

6-Week Class for Beginners | Wednesdays | 6:00 - 8:00pm

Learn to use digital audio workstations like Ableton Live and how to produce song’s and instrumentals. Free class for members ($29 for non-members).

Begins November 24th

For registration info email

(215) 558-1500
Education Ministry Coordinator:

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