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Our Mission

To participate in the vision of God’s love, Parker Street Ministries is committed to Gospel-centered community development beginning in Lakeland’s Parker Street neighborhood through the focus areas of: Fostering Spiritual Growth so Christ and His Gospel are front and center, Supporting Lifetime Learners through educational opportunities, Stabilizing the Neighborhood by addressing the quality and availability of housing, and Cultivating Connections so gaps in relationships and services are bridged.

 

Volunteer at Summer Camp

Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. – Noon. Email volunteer@psmlakeland.org or call (863) 682-4544 for more information!

After School Program

Monday-Friday on School Days

Volunteer at Our After School Program

Monday-Thursday from 4:15-5:45 p.m.

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.

The Neighborhood

BY THE NUMBERS

876

AEP Hours Open

offering Academic Enrichment and more to each child in 2023

17,677

Snacks/Lunches

served in 2023

54

High School Students

completed financial courses and opened bank accounts as of 2023

60

Residents

volunteered in 2023

Latest News

2024 Graduates

2024 Graduates

Ten current and former Young Adult Program participants graduated this year! And nine of them will have the opportunity to receive their stipend savings matches for completing the Workforce Lab program. Congratulations to Aiyanna, Camden, Don, Donavan, Ella, Henry,...

New Staff Spotlight – Meet Paige

New Staff Spotlight – Meet Paige

Meet Paige Connell: PSM’s first HR Generalist! Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Paige has lived in Polk County since 2022. She graduated from Grand Canyon University with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Human Resources Management. “I’m most excited to not only...

The “W” Teams

The “W” Teams

Several part-time Classroom Leaders accepted extra responsibilities this semester with the intention of digging deeper into the four foundations of PSM’s year-round Academic Enrichment Program. Focusing on “Worship,” Callie-Ruth oversees a team dedicated to nurturing...

Upcoming Events

  • Summer Bridge Camp AEP (Academic Enrichment Program)

    July 22, 2024  9:00 am - 3:00 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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  • Summer Bridge Camp AEP (Academic Enrichment Program)

    July 23, 2024  9:00 am - 3:00 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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  • Summer Bridge Camp AEP (Academic Enrichment Program)

    July 24, 2024  9:00 am - 3:00 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