The Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center realizes the importance of education both within schools and beyond school walls. Whether it’s learning a new skill, a new language, a computer program, or learning to love knowledge and applying it to everyday living, the Kroc Center is a campus of opportunity that will provide direction and support to enable youth and families to develop skills specifically in the multi-faceted areas of education.
The Dr. Stanley and Dorothy Truhlsen Learning Center features a fully-staffed Computer Lab complete with innovative computer equipment made possible by UNO, a spacious Resource Lab and a quiet and peaceful Reading Lounge. The Suzanne and Walter Scott Education Center features 8 large-sized classrooms (which can be divided into 16 smaller-sized classrooms) designed to meet the needs of the Omaha community. Our Learning and Education Centers are located on the upper level of the facility.
The Kroc Center is committed to the life, education and career success of its members. A supportive and engaging learning environment is available with an emphasis on active learning which, in turn, exposes members to the knowledge they need to be successful in their educational and personal lives.
Members have access to classes such as family literacy, computer, parenting, math skills, cooking, tutoring, self assessments and much more. A unique after school program to assist youth with homework and provide recreational activities is also be available.
In addition, we are partnering with Omaha’s great education community to provide a curriculum that enhances our members’ potential through collaborative, interactive and creative programming. Our partners include Metropolitan Community College, University of Nebraska, Omaha, south Omaha Public Schools, and others.
As the excitement continues to build over the opening of the Kroc Center, our education staff wishes to engage the community at large in helping to develop specific education and arts programs the center will offer. This in-depth, comprehensive survey has already been distributed to more than 1,000 south Omaha educators, residents and youth. We’d like to have your input, as well. Please print a copy of the survey (PDF file below), fill out the information and mail to our Education and Arts Director.
Adult Community Interest Survey
If you'd like a copy of the survey mailed to you or for more information, please contact:
Education & Arts Director
The Salvation Army
Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
Potential programming offered at the Kroc Center:
- English as a Second Language
- Spanish and Other Language Classes
- Tutoring for Youth and Adults
- Computer Training
- Internet Safety
- Parenting Skills
- Family Literacy
- Basic Life Skills
- Home Finances
- Employment Skills
- Health & Nutrition