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Our Mission

Parker Street Ministries is committed to Gospel-centered community development beginning in Lakeland’s Parker Street neighborhood. We seek to join God’s transformation of our neighborhood through living and working in the neighborhood, through proven programs, and through building up others to make possible desirable neighborhoods, lifetime learners, financial sustainability, and healthy communities for all. Please join us!

The Dwelling

Representing a group of likeminded persons bearing witness to God’s continual presence in their lives and motivated by being good neighbors; The Dwelling brings together individuals and organizations committed to PSM’s Gospel-centered community development and is built by monthly donors who understand generous and faithful giving is used by God to change lives.

After School Program

Monday-Friday on school days

The Neighborhood

BY THE NUMBERS

700+

Hours

of Academic Enrichment offered to each child per year

16,000+

Healthy Snacks/Meals

served in 2021

42

High School Students

completed financial courses and opened bank accounts

50

Residents

volunteering in programs

Latest News

PSM Launches New Giving Program – The Dwelling

The Dwelling is a body of individuals and organizations committed to Gospel-centered community development and is built by monthly donors who understand generous and faithful giving is used by God to change lives. Jesus chose to make His dwelling among those He...

Lynne Simpkins – August Spotlight

Lynne Simpkins – August Spotlight

Meet V. Lynne Simpkins, Parker Street Ministries’ newest Board of Trustees member. Learn a little more about her below. Fun fact: Lynne was a founding Board member of PSM and served when the ministry was incorporated! Welcome back, Lynne! What is your...

Another Smart Start for Neighborhood Kids

Another Smart Start for Neighborhood Kids

Thanks to the faithful donors who assisted in the most successful Start Smart Education Essentials Campaign to date! Because of you (as of August 16), 141 neighborhood kids started school prepared. In addition to providing backpacks, school supplies, and uniforms,...

Upcoming Events

  • Academic Enrichment Program - After School

    October 3, 2022  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Parker Street Ministries, 719 N Massachusetts Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA

    Call for openings/volunteer opportunities! 863.682.4544 Serves K-12th children living within the Parker Street neighborhood as defined by Memorial Boulevard to the In Town bypass and South Florida Ave to Ingraham Ave.

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  • Volunteer - Academic Enrichment Program

    October 3, 2022  4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
    Parker Street Ministries, 719 N Massachusetts Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA


    Tutor our neighborhood kids by helping them with their homework, reading, and/or math. To sign up to volunteer, contact Hannah Scruggs by emailing volunteer@psmlakeland.org or by calling (863) 682-4544.

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  • Academic Enrichment Program - After School

    October 4, 2022  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Parker Street Ministries, 719 N Massachusetts Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA

    Call for openings/volunteer opportunities! 863.682.4544 Serves K-12th children living within the Parker Street neighborhood as defined by Memorial Boulevard to the In Town bypass and South Florida Ave to Ingraham Ave.

    See more details