Personal Development

The Kroc Center offers many programs and classes designed to facilitate personal development and life-long learning for children and adults.

BASIC WINDOWS COMPUTER CLASS: Including Internet and Email
Primarily using Windows 7, this course will cover the practical use of the Windows operating system. Building from the basic skills you develop, we will show you how to do the most common and useful computer tasks - such as going on the internet and using email. During the course there will be frequent hands-on practice and ample time for us to answer your questions on the material. In later course sessions we will devote more time to your individual questions and to additional practice. Also near the end of the course we will offer a brief overview of Windows 8 for those of you who are planning to update to that system.
Day: Tuesdays, 10am - 12pm
Sessions: 10/14 - 11/18 (no class on 11/4)
11/25 - 12/16
Location: Administration building Community Room
Registration fee: $15

FREE Open Lab Workshops!!
Have computer issues or questions? Stop by and visit one of our computer volunteers for help.
Day: Tuesdays, 12:30 - 2:30pm
Sessions: ongoing from 10/14 - 12/16
Location: Education Center Computer Lab, Education Building
By Appointment Only. Sign up at the Education Guest Service Desk, or by calling (619) 269-1540.


Arts and literacy come together for a fun and engaging series of evenings. Each night features a themed presentation by one of San Diego’s premiere cultural institutions and an interactive art project from Young Audiences. Each family takes home a new book related to the evening’s theme! Takes place in the Education Center Multipurpose Room - 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Free Parking and Admission!

OCTOBER 16, 2014: Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
This celebration features the vibrant music of Mariachi Estrellas de Chula Vista. This ensemble has performed at more than 300 events in the United states and Mexico and is one of the best mariachi ensembles in the U.S. The celebration continues with the San Diego Guild of Puppetry who bring all the materials needed to make a paper “Animalito” rod puppet, based on the bright, fantastica, carved and/or papier mache, folk art animals long famous in the Mexican State of Oaxaca.

NOVEMBER 20, 2014: Books Alive
It’s a special version of Music With a Twist of Mime’s classic program Books Alive. Mr. K and Stu Mulligan’s performance features mime, music, juggling and audience participation. Learn about Commedia dell’Arte style of theatre derived from Italian mime. Jerry Hager leads a mime workshop and Christina Thurston demonstrates a 3D collage of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.