Since the Center opened in May of 2012 its programs in arts, education, recreation, wellness and spiritual guidance have served over 42,000 people with approximately 60 percent of those being children. The Center has made a significant commitment to children, as they are the future of the community. That commitment is demonstrated by its KROC Stars after-school program, which is designed to help at-risk kids improve their reading, writing and math skills, the Back-to-School Bash, which provides backpacks to students in need, and Camp KROC, which provided this past year to 750 children, instruction, motivation and fun while building self-esteem.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the 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.