The Word Became Flesh and Moved into Our Neighborhood

Donate

Pray

Subscribe to eNews

Volunteer

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 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

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,...

Did You Know? Summer Camp Stats & Highlights

Did You Know? Summer Camp Stats & Highlights

This summer, 108 youth in K-12 participated in Summer Camp and Workforce Lab! Campers in K-8 received: 6 hours of swim lessons at the YMCA 60 hours of academic time The opportunity to attend five field trips including ZooTampa at Lowry Park, the Florida Aquarium,...

Lessons Learned by Workforce Lab Participants

Lessons Learned by Workforce Lab Participants

Now in its seventh year, Workforce Lab continues to prepare young high schoolers who live in the Parker Street neighborhood for life beyond high school as they enter the workforce. Primarily a financial capability program, Workforce Lab teaches soft job skills in an...

Upcoming Events

  • Academic Enrichment Program - After School

    August 18, 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

  • Volunteer - Academic Enrichment Program

    August 18, 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.

    See more details

  • Academic Enrichment Program - After School

    August 19, 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