Salvation Army celebrates grand opening of new community center

Posted at 7:31 PM, Oct 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-20 18:45:58-04

BOISE, Idaho — After years of fundraising and planning, the Salvation Army held a ribbon cutting Saturday to celebrate their new community center.

The 4,500 square foot building will bring all of the Salvation Army's resources under one roof. The community center will offer education, recreation, arts, social, and spiritual programs for youth, adults and seniors.

The new campus will more than double the capacity of the Booth Marian Pritchett School Program for Pregnant and Parenting Teens. It also expands the types of support the Salvation Army will be able to provide to enrolled students and their children.

"A lot of times they might not be able to go to a traditional school, so we have the opportunity, just for the pregnant and parenting teenagers to come and get the education that they need," Major Michael Halverson with the Salvation Army said. "And, as we all know, a diploma is so much better than a GED.”

More than 250 donors helped make the new campus on Emerald Street a reality.