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Dear Kroc Family,


Along with so many of you, we were deeply saddened by the passing of Mayor Thomas M. Menino. He will no doubt be remembered as a person of great impact but more importantly, he was a man of the City of Boston. He served us for  twenty eight years, but he was always one of us and perhaps that was best reflected in his insistence that the Kroc Center be located here, in our corner of the city. Like our benefactor Joan Kroc, Mayor Menino shared a vision of transforming lives and realizing everyone’s potential.

Mayor Menino played a critical role in many campaigns and events with The Salvation Army throughout his career. Indeed, Mayor Menino was instrumental in the location and development of our very own Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center. For this, he will always be held dear in our hearts.

A hallmark of the Mayor's tenure and life of service was that he cared about every neighborhood and wanted every person to feel that they mattered. One of the innumerable examples of his passion for our city was when he and the City of Boston partnered with The Salvation Army for our Back-to-School Celebration, where 3,500 children received backpacks and school supplies, helping them return to class equipped and confident.

We say goodbye to a friend, a champion and a true Bostonian.

Majors Valerie and Steven Lopes
Kroc Center Administrator





Welcome to The Salvation Army Kroc Center of Boston— a place that has been designed just for you. We believe that once you experience the Kroc Center, you will consider it your very own. This is a place that encourages members of the community both young and old to come together like never before. It's a family oriented facility featuring a Worship and Performing Arts Center, Teen Center, Aquatic Center, Fitness Center, Recreation Center and Recording Studio.

It can inspire, accomplish, heal, provide and change things for the better. It can also create a sense of purpose and self worth. With these goals in mind, we have set out to bring an incredible center of togetherness to the community of Boston. Transforming countless lives in the process.

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Come swim at our spectacular Indoor Water Park - hands-down the biggest all-season water park in Greater Boston!  We'll teach your kids to love the water with swim lessons for all ages and abilities from infant to youth.  We also offer adult and private classes, along with CPR and lifeguard certification.  For a challenging, innovative workout, try our Aqua Boogie, Aqua Zumba and Senior Water Aerobics. Come see our new swim lessons schedule for the Summer season.  Lessons from Pre-School to Adults.

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Better health leads to a better you. Our Group Exercise classes offer a variety of aerobic, stretching and fitness classes, both in the Dance Studio for Group Exercise and the Indoor Aquatic Center for Aqua Aerobics classes.  These classes are available to all members and day pass holders for strength, cardio, endurance, flexibility and agility classes.

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Our state-of-the-art Chapel and Performing Arts center has played host to concerts, full stage productions and dance recitals for audiences of up to 250. The theater has all the elements necessary for creating great productions, including a greenroom, a large stage and state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment. The venue features theatre-style seating that is designed to create a lasting experience for both entertainment and worship.  Equipped with projection and theatre ligthing, make it the location of your next training event, school graduation or annual meeting for your organization.

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The Kroc Center offers classes in three sessions: Fall, Winter and Spring. Fall classes begin on Monday, September 15 and run until Saturday, November 22. Some classes are only available by season. All classes are subject to cancellation or changes due to low enrollment (fewer than 6 students). Classes are 10-12 weeks in duration unless otherwise noted. There is a minimum of an eight-week commitment to full season classes, except single drop-in classes.

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The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Boston represents a commitment to the bright future of Uphams-Dudley residents. We are committed to staffing the facility with a superbly skilled team that combines job skills specific to their tasks and community awareness to professionally meet the needs of this dynamic community.

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A community comprised of stronger individuals is a stronger community. The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center of Boston strives to build stronger communities through individualized services, care, and attention. Available services foster work and life skills development, educational enrichment, and spiritual and physical wellness.
In addition to being a state of the art recreation facility, The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center will also provide the traditional social services and emergency assistance that people expect to receive from The Salvation Army. The services provided will be based on the needs of the entire community. We believe that helping others creates hope for a better tomorrow.



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