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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!

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

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 New 5-Year Plan (2023-27)

Jesus’ command to "Love your neighbor" was demonstrated throughout the formation of PSM's new 5-year plan. This document is the culmination of a 7-month process led by an organizational development expert. Seventy stakeholders took time out of their busy schedules to...

Pancake Festival 2023

Pancake Festival 2023

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...

That’s a Wrap – Christmas Store 2022

That’s a Wrap – Christmas Store 2022

It was wonderful having Christmas Store back on campus this year with lots of volunteers! Once again, the community abounded in generosity. As a result, families from two low-income neighborhoods were blessed! In case you didn't know, Parker Street Ministries' holiday...

Upcoming Events

  • Academic Enrichment Program - After School

    February 1, 2023  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

    February 1, 2023  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

    February 2, 2023  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