KROC CENTER PRESSROOM

Kroc Memphis creates Large Economic Impact for Memphis

May 18th, 2015

Kroc Memphis is pleased to announce the results of a national study showing the large economic impact of our center on the Memphis community. As the largest Kroc Center in the Southern Territory, we have provided a ripple effect impacting jobs, volunteerism and spending right here in Memphis.

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National Study Quantifies Impact of Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers, Underscores Long‐term Benefits of Community Investment

The Economic Halo Effect Of The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

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Local Charities' Needs Visible During Holidays

December 30th, 2014

“The big idea of the Kroc Center is to be a facility that brings the community together with proactive programs,” said Capt. Jonathan Rich, the area commander. “Every economic strata, every racial class is enjoying the Kroc Center. … The women and children that we work with have an opportunity to enjoy the Kroc Center as well. Many of the homeless women in our classes participate in our Zumba class.”

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Body, Mind, and Spirit - Reaching out from the city’s heart, the Salvation Army Kroc Center touches the whole person.

May 10th, 2014

In a gleaming facility on East Parkway near Central Avenue, bodies sweat in the fitness center or gyrate in the gym to a Zumba beat. Kids gallop over hurdles and groove to dance moves, while their parents lift barbells, swim laps, shoot basketballs, or burn calories on a spin bike.

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Stage Door Opens Arts Opportunities to All

February 17th, 2014

Memphis Daily News: Kroc Center on Target for January

November 14th, 2012

"Montgomery Martin Contractors LLC is scheduled to complete the construction of the 104,000-square-foot learning, recreation and worship center on 15 acres adjacent to the Mid-South Fairgrounds by the end of December.

After that comes the moving in of office furniture and equipment, followed by the opening of the facility to charter members, said Stephen Carpenter, director of operations for the Kroc Center. Feb. 23-24 will be the open house and dedication."

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The Commercial Appeal: Kroc Center tours start Saturday for new $31 million facility at Fairgrounds

October 1st, 2012

Although access to amenities like its indoor pool and water slide won't be available until January, the Salvation Army Kroc Center is offering the public sneak peeks of its $31 million facility at the Fairgrounds one day each month starting Saturday.

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WMCTV Channel 5: New Salvation Army Center set to open

October 1st, 2012

After years of planning and lengthy construction delay, The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Memphis is preparing to open its doors.

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Welcome to new officers!

July 2nd, 2012

Please join us in welcoming Captains Jonathan and Barbara Rich, the new Area Commanders of The Salvation Army Memphis. Both fifth generation Salvation Army Officers, they relocate from Kansas, bringing a breadth of Army training, education and private sector experience.

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'New direction': Salvation Army's Kroc Center to stress fitness as key element of full life

February 27th, 2012

It rises out of the old Mid-South Fairgrounds like a steel colossus, and in less than a year, it will come to life...

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The Commercial Appeal: Memphis Kroc Center's construction is back on track

July 29th, 2011

"Thankfully, that has all been resolved," said Maj. Mark Woodcock, the Salvation Army's area commander. "We are full speed ahead."

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