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Phone: 863.682.4544
719 N. Massachusetts Avenue
Lakeland
Florida 33801
USA
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Target demographics: Residents of all ages living in low income, high crime neighborhood.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Academic Enrichment Program - 100 - 720 hours Mentoring-Advocacy - 20 served weekly Christmas Store - 290 children shopped for Neighborhood Gatherings - 250 served, Financial Fitness - Quarterly workshops, individual counseling, Housing ongoing renovations and repairs

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Tutor, cook, teach, build, shop, advocate, landscape. . . Volunteers help stabilize the neighborhood! See our website for details.

Geographic areas served: Within census tract 102 and zip code 33801 near heart of downtown Lakeland. Area served boundaries are In-Town Bypass to the south, Memorial Boulevard to the north, Ingraham Avenue to the east and Florida Avenue to the west.

Programs: Staff and volunteers impact lives holistically through education, housing, community gatherings, financial fitness, Christmas Store, advocacy and through living in the neighborhood to establish relationships and share experiences.

Mission:
Parker Street Ministries is a Christ-centered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to individual, family and ocmmunity restoration,reconciliation and revitaliztion in Lakeland's Parker Street community.
Results:
Completed funding and purchase of a 20,000 sf facility, located in the heart of the community served, to increase program capacity;
Expanded year-round academic enrichment to serve 90 students, K through grade 8;
Added programs to serve high school students in academics, recreation and service;
Maintained a five year, 98% grade matriculation rate for academic enrichment students;
Filled 18, 30 yard dumpsters during neighborhood beautification projects;
Began renovation of three homes;
Built community through three gatherings with 250 attending each;
Provided annual neighborhood Christmas Store benefitting 257 children and their parents;
Advocated for families for housing, education, and jobs; and
Stabilization efforts contributed to 23% reduction in calls for police service from 2009-2011 (12,430 to 9582).

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08/26/14
It is such a privilege to be part of Parker Street Ministries. The staff is so hard working and selfless. I have seen this first hand. I have met people who's lives have been transformed through the love and service of this ministry! There are so many stories of how God has used Parker Street ... more »
07/08/14
Parker Street's staff and volunteers are the real deal. Their passion for serving their community is like no other. They truly put the needs of the PSM residents above their own. From top to bottom this is a world class organization... more »
06/10/14
I am volunteer and I live in the neighborhood over the past 7 years I have see them be the hands and feet of Jesus help us and other in so many ways I have seen them take in kids who removed from home from children's services. given women baby shower I have seen kids come to summer camp the did not ... more »
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