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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 Our After School Program

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

After School Program

Monday-Friday on School Days

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

53

Residents

volunteered in 2022

Latest News

A Word from the 2024-25 Board Chair

A Word from the 2024-25 Board Chair

God introduced my wife and I to this ministry in 2011, and it has been one of our greatest privileges to watch Him at work as He faithfully pursues His children—all of them, whether the residents of the neighborhood, the staff, the volunteers, the partners of PSM, or...

Pancake Festival 2024

Pancake Festival 2024

It’s all about the flip! Do good while enjoying pancakes, sausage, and the unique atmosphere of Flipping for Charities, the Annual Kiwanis Pancake Festival—a Lakeland community tradition. Citrus Center Kiwanis organizes the effort that now benefits many local...

A Look at Christmas Store 2023

A Look at Christmas Store 2023

The Annual Neighborhood Christmas Store is such an exciting time on the Parker Street Ministries campus! Thanks to the generosity of this amazing community, families from two low-income neighborhoods were blessed! In case you didn’t know, Parker Street Ministries’...

Upcoming Events

  • Academic Enrichment Program - After School

    February 26, 2024  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 - After-School Program

    February 26, 2024  4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
    Parker Street Ministries, 719 N Massachusetts Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA

    Our biggest ongoing need for volunteers is our year-round Academic Enrichment Program, for which we need tutors high school age and above to serve Monday-Thursday from 4:15-5:45pm (August-May) and 10am-12pm (June-July) by helping students with homework and playing academic games with them. Tutors serve from one to four days a week -- we look for a weekly commitment while knowing there will be some schedule conflicts. By choosing to volunteer at Parker Street Ministries, you can have the assurance that you will help narrow students’ achievement gaps and that their lives will be touched. This is also a great way to do good while earning community service hours. There are also opportunities to lead extracurricular activities.

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  • Academic Enrichment Program - After School

    February 27, 2024  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