Dear Kroc Family,


We are very happy to send our warmest greetings and best wishes to all those who are celebrating Christmas. We join with people everywhere in recognizing the sense of renewed hope and comfort this joyous season brings to our community, our nation, and the world.


The Salvation Army endeavors to bring the love of God to those it serves at Christmas and throughout the year. Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of our Savior through acts of kindness, the sharing of gifts, private and corporate prayer and singing of Christmas songs. It is said that whenever faith overcomes doubt, whenever hope conquers despair, and love triumphs over hate, the miracle of Christmas is present.


As we reflect on the year, we think of how blessed we are to have neighbors who know they can turn to us in their time of need; members who fill our space with life and energy; staff and colleagues who carry out their duties with dedication and enthusiasm; and children who are able to learn and grow in a safe, caring Christian environment. We also look forward to building stronger bonds within the community in the upcoming year.


We take time to think of our family and friends who are unable to be with us this Christmas, and to remember those loved ones we have lost during the year, knowing they will always be held close in our hearts.


Please join us in honoring the spirit of Christmas and striving to keep it throughout the year.


A Blessed, Merry Christmas to you,

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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