Built from the original Jones Truck lines terminal facility after closing, Bernice Jones vision for a special place for learning, play, and fellowship was born as The Jones Center for Families. More that just the bricks and steel that enclose its 220,000 square feet of space, the Jones Center is a destination for life enrichment, and a place where Bernice Jones proclaimed, "All are welcome."

Even when Bernice opened The Jones Center in 1995, she knew that in order for the Center to thrive, it would require the community’s involvement and support.

I want the people of the community to realize that The Jones Center is not just for me, but for everybody... and to be part of it; because I want this to go on for years and years when I can’t be here anymore.
— Bernice Jones, Founder