Salvation Army Kroc Center Officer Honored On Steve Harvey’s Show

The Salvation Army’s A.J. Zimmerman was honored for his work with young people in East St. Louis and Chicago on a special “Harvey’s Heroes” episode of Steve Harvey’s show. The episode will air Wednesday, December 7 at 2 p.m. Lt. Zimmerman is currently serving…

The Salvation Army Mighty Krocs Swim Club Meet Simone Manuel and Steve Harvey

Catch the premiere episode airing September 6 on NBC at 2pm CST. The Mighty Krocs met their hero, Simone Manuel, the first African-American woman to win a gold medal in individual swimming, at Steve Harvey’s premiere show taping. After a heartwarming video of the…

The Kroc Halo Report

National Study Quantifies Impact of Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers, Underscores Long-term Benefits of Community Investment The Chicago Kroc Center, open since 2012, creating positive long-term impact Chicago, IL (May 19, 2015) – Eleven years after Joan Kroc’s historic $1.5…

BCBS of Illinois Sponsors Basketball Program

Early Christmas for Youth

December 17, 2014 (CHICAGO) –Christmas is coming early for young people on the South Side. Pullman Bank & Trust, a Wintrust Community Bank, is helping to bring a new recording studio to The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center. Starting in…

Second Anniversary Celebration

CHICAGO – The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center on the South Side of Chicago will mark its Second Anniversary this weekend with a weekend full of activities. The Kroc Center is already making a difference to residents of the surrounding…

First Kroc Winter Fest

CHICAGO – If too many candy canes and cookies are making it difficult to battle the winter bulge, head over to The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center on the South Side of Chicago as they host the first annual ‘Kroc WinterFest’ on…

Kroc Center Grand Opening

CHICAGO – The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center on the South Side of Chicago at 1250 W. 119th Street will officially open with a full weekend of public festivities on Saturday, June 16, and Sunday, June 17. The weekend will…

Previous Press Releases

The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center has a long history of development and impact in the community through various programs. Below is a compilation of previous press releases from previous years. Please click on each to open a PDF file…