Spring is here, which means we would love YOUR help in Gwen's Garden! We need volunteers to assist with our community garden on the first Saturday of the month. The task of keeping the garden in constant motion requires several hours of labor. In addition to planting and harvesting, the garden must be routinely maintained, and that is where you can help. Volunteers are needed to weed, plant, harvest, and perform any other duties which lend themselves to the upkeep and general beautification of the garden. If interested, please sign up here.
Easter Chapel 
Join us for a special Easter Chapel service on Wednesday, April 13th at 8:15am.

Celebrate the resurrection with us in prayer, praise, and worship! Tune in on Facebook Live or Livestream.
Educator Career Fair
We are seeking talented educators who model our Core Values (Servant Heart, Respectful, Trustworthy, Pursuing Excellence, Collaborative and Dedicated) and who have a true desire and love for teaching. If that is you, or someone you know, register to attend our Educator Career Fair on Saturday, April 9th from 9:00 to11:00am at St. Philip's.
Summer Camp!
Who's ready for Summer? Summer at St. Philip's 2022 is fast approaching, and this year's theme is: Believe in your ability to make a difference with hope, education, and action! Camp will be June 13-July 29 (no camp the week of 4th of July). Stay tuned - registration opens SOON!
Annual Oratorical Contest
St. Philip's was happy to host our annual Oratorical Contest last month. Students PreK2-6th grade recited poetry they've studied, learned, and memorized since January. Special thanks to our parents, ELAR department, and volunteer judges. Our students did an amazing job! Congratulations to our winners. If you missed it, you can watch here.
1600 In Action
Stay connected with St. Philip’s by following us on social media. Click on the links for a few highlights, in case you missed them!
Dr. Flowers' Words of Wisdom
Read Dr. Flowers’ latest blog entry about the unimaginable dangers in schools and how you can choose your child's school SMARTLY. Enjoy this inspirational and thought-provoking message informed by Dr. Flowers’ faith, ministry in education, and work in community development.s

On March 27th, Briana August (Class of 2005), with the help of many vendors and sponsors, hosted her very own beauty expo.

More than 50 minority-owned businesses from across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex participated – it was the ultimate self-care Sunday Funday!

Briana is the creator of Hair & Glam DFW, a company focusing on showcasing and spotlighting DFW beauty professionals.
If you went to St. Philip’s or participated in Athletics at St. Philip’s School and Community Center, we want to hear from you! We would love to stay in touch and continue to support you in all your future endeavors. Please send updates, graduation announcements and contact information to Breanna Turnley. 
Sports Registrations
Registrations for Saints Baseball and for Saints Track and Field are both open until April 18th. Sign your kids up today!
We need your help to provide pre-packaged boxes of staple foods, along with bags of produce, dairy and frozen meats, for curbside distribution to our clients. Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry has a few volunteer slots available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:45am-11:15 am and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-12pm. All volunteers must wear masks and gloves, maintain safe social distance, and neighbors are required to wear masks upon arrival. Masks are provided on a need basis. Sign up to volunteer.  

Volunteers continue to pick up surplus meals daily from Snap Kitchen at Mockingbird/Skillman. These meals are distributed through Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry, and through other nearby partners when our pantry is closed. Please contact Dee Velvin if you are interested in helping with this effort as a substitute driver. Pick-ups are in the mornings.
Aunt Bette’s & Alpha Kappa Alpha Diaper Drive
We want to extend a big thank you to the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha for their help with the Diaper Drive! On March 12th, the Alpha Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha conducted a diaper drive in unison with Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry – it was a HUGE success! Volunteers collected 922 lbs. of diapers and pull-ups. Thank you so much to those who helped!
Community Meetings
St. Philip’s hosts monthly Community Meetings on our campus as an opportunity for neighbors to hear about pertinent issues and opportunities and gain valuable information. Every month, Officer Bryan Joseph of the Dallas Police Department presents crime statistics and fields questions. This month, there was a packed agenda with representatives from the City of Dallas (Departments of Code Violation and Illegal Dumping), Men of Nehemiah (transformative addiction recovery programs for men in South Dallas), Dallas County Appraisal District (property tax protests and the importance of homestead exemptions), and Goodwill Industries (offering digital skills training classes in the new WeCreation building). These meetings include refreshments and are also an opportunity for neighborhood fellowship.
Federal Communications Commission Affordable Connectivity Program
The Affordable Connectivity Program helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet service. This new benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers. 

Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail-in application.

You can learn more about the benefits, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting www.fcc.gov/ACP, or by calling 877-384-2575.
Dallas County Community College Workshops
Are you interested in starting a small business? Do you need support for your existing small business? Or would you like to learn skills for a related trade? Dallas County Community College District is providing the resources. Click here for more information,
- Small business Financial Literacy
- Small business support
- Wielding program
- Machining program
Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator
Goodwill, the United States’ leading workforce development nonprofit, is committed to equipping more than one million people— including people with disabilities and disadvantages, youth, older workers, veterans and military families, and people who are transitioning back into society with the digital skills they need to advance their careers. Classes are offered at no cost to you at the WeCreation Center, 3016 Colonial Ave, Dallas, TX 75215 on March 16, March 23, April 20, and April 27. 
- Basic Computer skills
- Intro to Microsoft word
- Intro to Microsoft Excel
- Intro to Microsoft PowerPoint
If you want to register or have questions, email academy@goodwilldallas.org or contact Kim Coleman at 214-638-2800 ext. 152
Cycle 2 Application Deadline – April 15th!
We have over $1M in Tuition Assistance to make private school affordable for your family! New Student Applications are open for the 2022-2023 school year! Make sure to apply before our Cycle 2 application deadline on April 15th to reserve a seat for your student! 
Review Our School
Tell the world what you think about St. Philip’s School and Community Center. Leave us a review on Niche. Niche is a tool used to make choosing the perfect school for your family easier. Due to our parents' and supporters’ positive reviews, our school has received an A+ overall ranking on Niche. These reviews will be seen by prospective families searching for an educational home for their students. View our profile on Niche and scroll to the bottom of the page to leave your review.
Earn Cash or Tuition Credit for Your Student: You can save money by referring a family or friend!
You can earn up to $2,000 tuition credit or $500 cash for your family. In appreciation, for each new student you refer that enrolls and attends St. Philip’s, your family will be awarded through our New Family Referral Program! For information about incentives for alumni, current families, or faculty and staff click here.
Charting Student Pathways
St. Philip’s School and Community Center believes in the power of education and the wonderful cohesion of an academic, emotional, and spiritual foundation. We desire for our students to experience and implement in their own lives, a Love of God, Love of Self, Love of Learning, and love of others. The school’s Student Pathway concept serves as an outline to prepare our students to be the future leaders and productive citizens God calls them to be, as they stand on the solid foundation laid by their St. Philip’s experience. 
Friends of St. Philip’s is an auxiliary group seeking creative ways to champion the faculty and staff as they work tirelessly to serve the school and the surrounding community. Membership is open to all.

General Membership Meeting
Friends of St. Philip’s held their annual General Membership Meeting on March 30th in the home of Emily Massey. Dr. Terry Flowers and Julie Saqueton shared information about the past, present, and future of community development in the area surrounding St. Philip’s. Additionally, John Sizemore shared his vision for the former liquor store on MLK Jr. Blvd. where he will open Forest Studio, a workshop and retail space for artisans in South Dallas.

Friends of St. Philip’s continues to generously support the mission of St. Philip’s through various volunteer opportunities, including the food pantry, athletics, faculty and staff appreciations and tutoring.

Renew Your Membership
If you have been an annual member in the past, it’s time to renew your membership or if you would like to join us (memberships begin at $50) please click here.

Volunteers Needed for Family Bingo Night
We are looking for volunteers to help us with Family Bingo Night for St. Philip’s employees and their families on Friday April 29th. We could use help anytime between 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the day of the event. If you are not available the day of the event but want to help, we have preparation duties leading up to the event. Please contact Cathy Anwyl, FOSP Volunteer Coordinator at cathyanwyl@gmail.com 
St. Philip's Merch Store
Our merch store offers a variety of apparel and limited edition 75th anniversary items. Every purchase you make at the St. Philip’s Merchandise Store supports the organization’s operational initiatives.

Join Our Team
YOU are our best source of referrals! If you know someone who is interested in a career opportunity within our organization that holds these Core Values: (1) Servant Heart (2) Respectful (3) Trustworthy (4) Pursuing Excellence (5) Collaborative, and (6) Dedicated – send them to our website to learn more.

Current Job Opportunities: Substitute Teacher | Academic Advisor- School Counselor| Part-Time Administrative Assistant (Welcome Center) | Part-Time Administrative Assistant (Athletics) | Assistant Athletic Director  
Experience Feedback Box
We want to hear from you! We now have an anonymous form that can be submitted electronically to offer feedback regarding your experience, suggestions, or compliments.
How You Can Help
For those who have asked what you can do to support St. Philip’s – PRAY and DONATE. Our needs and that of those we serve continue and grow daily. You can make an online charitable donation here to support our families.