Summer Backyard Lunch & Learn 

Weekdays K-8th Grade

Summer Workforce Lab

8 week Young Adult Program

Taking Jesus & BBQ

to the Streets

Once a Month this Summer

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 and through leading others to engage in this good work. Please join us!

The Neighborhood By The Numbers


of Academic Enrichment Offered Each Child Per Year

Healthy Snacks/Meals

served Jan-Aug

High School Students

completed Financial Fitness, Opened Savings Accounts


volunteering in programs

Latest News

Backpacks and Uniforms Drive

Backpacks and Uniforms Drive

Assignment: Love your neighbor as yourself.⁠ Me: Hmmm, what could it look like to help Parker Street students have what they need for school?⁠ ⁠Contact to learn more about the back to school Backpacks and Uniforms Drive! Feel free to share...

Workforce Labs Tour Catapult

Workforce Labs Tour Catapult

Thank you Catapult for allowing both of our Workforce Labs to take a tour recently! ⁠This summer’s labs have been sponsored by CareerSource Polk.⁠ Our two cohorts of high school students are learning soft job skills, exercising them by volunteering at local...

Healthy Snacks meet STEM

Healthy Snacks meet STEM

Healthy snacks had a bit of a twist at Backyard Lunch & Learn last Friday. The kids had the opportunity to get a little creative and build something using fruits, veggies and a whole lot of toothpicks! There were a couple contraptions that ended up being very...

Upcoming Events

  • YAP Workforce Lab Cohort 1

    July 13, 2020  9:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Parker Street Ministries, 719 N Massachusetts Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA

    Job skills program for youth ages 14-18 funded by CareerSource POLK!

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  • Backyard Lunch & Learn

    July 13, 2020  10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Parker Street Ministries, 719 N Massachusetts Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA

    A safe twist on Summer Camp. Call for openings/volunteer opportunities! 863.682.4544 Serves rising K-8th 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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  • PCS Summer Lunch Distribution

    July 13, 2020  11:15 am - 12:30 pm

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