Parker Street Ministries Inc

Rating: 4.98 stars   42 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Economic Development

Address:

719 N. Massachusetts Avenue Lakeland FL 33801 USA

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 125 students, K through grade 12; Separate high school program serves students academically and with career & education planning, goal setting, digital literacy, & financial fitness. Maintained a nine year, 98% grade matriculation rate for academic enrichment students; Annual beautification efforts fill up to 18, 30 yard dumpsters; Have received neighborhood beautification awards for four renovations over the past three years. Built community through 4+ community gatherings with 200 attending each; Provided annual neighborhood Christmas Store benefitting 400 children and their parents; Advocated for families for housing, education, and jobs; and Collaborated with others for cleanup of high crime area and nuisance abatement closure of high crime houses.

Target demographics:

Residents of all ages living in impoverished urban area.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Academic Enrichment Program - 100 - 720 hours Mentoring-Advocacy - 20 served weekly Christmas Store - 400 parents & children shopped for - Neighborhood Gatherings - 250 served, Financial Fitness - Afterschool enrichments; Quarterly workshops, individual counseling, - 150 served - Housing ongoing renovations and repairs - 3 projects in 2015

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.

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863.682.4544
http://www.parkerstreetministries.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have volunteered for and worked with many non-profits over the past thirty years, and consider Parker Street Ministries a tremendously efficient and effective organization with a staff that energizes even the disengaged. What a blessing this ministry is to the Parker Street children and families, the Polk County school system, and the Lakeland community! It is a joy watching them in action - definitely worthy of your time and support.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I admire the people of Parker Street Ministries (PSM) for their faithful, effective, loving and courageous service to the people of the Parker Street neighborhood in the name of Jesus Christ. I have known Tim Mitchell for over eight years and, in that time, I have enjoyed the privilege of serving PSM as volunteer, advisor, friend and donor. The staff of PSM comprises some of the most wonderful and admirable people I know. Thanks to them and those who have helped them, the Parker Street neighborhood and our city are far better places to live and raise families.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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