The Word Became Flesh And

Moved Into Our Neighborhood

Tutors Needed

Mon – Thur  4:15pm – 5:45pm

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 leading others in this good work. Please join us!

The Neighborhood By The Numbers

1,204

Hours

of Academic Enrichment offered each child per year

19,000

Healthy Snacks/Meals

served in 2020

33

High School Students

completed financial course and opened bank accounts

61

Residents

volunteering in programs

Latest News

God is Our Refuge and Strength

God is Our Refuge and Strength

God calls us to love, and this last year love meant being a refuge for those in trouble just as He loved the world by giving us refuge in Christ. Parker Street Ministries strives to be a refuge for children and families who experience the effects of generational...

Grateful for Lynne Simpkins

Grateful for Lynne Simpkins

Grateful for Lynne Simpkins who retired from the City of Lakeland. She has been pivotal in advocating for and encouraging Lakeland neighborhood associations through her position in Community Development and especially through her role facilitating the Neighborhood...

Fresh Perspectives on Labeling Students

Fresh Perspectives on Labeling Students

Let’s make sure our descriptive labels are not mindsets. Labels like behind, learning gaps, under-resourced, achievement gaps, and COVID Slide communicate REAL needs. At the same time, consider being part of a shift toward an asset-based mindset as we think and...

Upcoming Events

  • Academic Enrichment Program

    May 17, 2021  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

    May 17, 2021  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

    May 18, 2021  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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