The 1600 Magazine Winter Edition
Get a glimpse into 75 years of wondrous works at St. Philip's School and Community Center. Read about our 7th and 8th grade middle school program on the horizon, WeCreation Center opening, alumni life after St. Philip’s, community partners, and much more in our Winter 2021 1600 Magazine!
Destiny Sponsorships & Tickets Available
Sponsorships, tables, and tickets are now available for the 22nd Annual Destiny Award Luncheon on Wednesday, February 23, 2022! This annual luncheon serves as our largest fundraising event ensuring the continued success of our dynamic programs continues for another 75 years. The event will feature the Parrish Family Destiny Award Luncheon Speaker - Four-time NBA Champion, 15-time NBA All Star, Three-time NBA Finals MVP and Entrepreneur, Shaquille O'Neal. St. Philip's will present the Mona and David Munson Humanitarian Award to Dr. Bobby B. Lyle for his philanthropic work in education, community involvement, and business leadership and showcase the great works underway throughout St. Philip’s. All funds raised will directly benefit services promoting Christian education, senior services, hunger, student engagement, and athletics. Purchase your sponsorships, tables, and tickets today!
75th Anniversary Merch Store
As we celebrate 75 years of Wondrous Works at St. Philip’s, we are excited to share our merch store with you!

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.
January 12th Virtual Open House
We look forward to seeing our new friends and families for our Wednesday, January 12th Virtual Admissions Preview at 5:30 pm. Our Admissions team will discuss the application process, tuition assistance, and our curriculum which gives students hands-on learning experiences in the areas of math, science, social studies, technology, foreign language, and performing arts. You still have time to share with a friend or family member. Make sure they register 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!
Annual Christmas Store
With the lingering negative impact of the pandemic and economy on our immediate neighbors, St. Philip’s Annual Community Christmas Store was needed more than ever. Last December, we served 500 families (twice as many from prior years) through this dignified Christmas “shopping” program. We are so blessed to be able to depend on many faithful friends and supporters to ensure our responsiveness to our struggling neighbors.

St. Philip’s is a recipient of the WFAA Channel 8 Santa’s Helpers program, receiving large amounts of toys, in addition to toys, clothing, and other items donated by volunteers, board members, partner organizations, and school families to help stock the store. We want to send a huge thank you to Saint Michael and All Angels Church for donating over 500 new coats and Junior League of Dallas for their engagement, as the Christmas Store has been a Provisional Project for their organization for the past 10 years. Though times may be tough for many in our community, we are fortunate to be change agents in South Dallas
Educating Our Community to Ignite Change 
Last month we hosted a Lunch and Learn for community members to enjoy a prepared lunch and learn more about Tax Increment Financing Districts (TIF Districts) and their importance in our community. 23 community members attended the event, which focused on what TIF Districts are and what they are not. A TIF District is a tool to ensure the natural increase of property taxes stays within the community. It also funds needed infrastructure improvements such as wider sidewalks, buried utilities, landscaping, lighting, and more. After an insightful Lunch and Learn, a few of our community members returned for the City Council meeting on December 8th where the request to include our neighborhood in the Grand Park South TIF District was evaluated. The request for TIF expansion was approved—a huge win for our community!
WeCreation Center Served as “Home Base” for Supporting MLK Blvd Improvements
St. Phillips has been heavily involved in championing improvements for Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Last year, the City of Dallas was awarded funds from the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) to pay for engineering complete street improvements for Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. In anticipation of getting started on the engineering, and recognizing that Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. ranks among the top five streets in Dallas for the most traffic fatalities and severe injuries, the city of Dallas conducted a Road Safety Audit in August & December 2021 with the assistance of staff from NCTCOG and the Federal Highway Administration (FHA).
The WeCreation Center served as “home base” for the site visits they did as part of the Road Safety Audit. Some of the FHA recommendations to the city Dallas include: 
  • Determine preferred bicycle accommodation for MLK 
  • Dual ramp curb design, relocated push buttons, and dedicated consistent paths for walking 
  • Refresh pavement markings 
  • Enhance intersection lighting and upgrade lighting to be consistent color/temperature 

To stay informed and updated on developments see the Dallas Department of Transportation public meetings page. Learn more about the WeCreation Center.
Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry Volunteers Needed
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.
Pantry Volunteer Spotlight
On December 6th, employees from the Human Resources team at DXC Technology volunteered in the Pantry. We were thrilled to have this fun and mighty group. We are ecstatic that DXC plans to return and serve at least once every month. Thank you so much DXC Technology - we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Priority Application Deadline - January 14th!
Tuition Assistance and New Student Applications are officially open for the 2022-2023 school year! Make sure to apply before our priority application deadline on January 14, 2022, to reserve a seat for your student! 
A+ Ranking on Niche! - Review Our School
We are pleased to share that our school has received an A+ overall ranking on Niche. Niche is a tool used to help families find their perfect school. Thank you for all your amazing reviews and continued support to achieve such an honorable ranking. If you haven’t already, please consider taking a moment to leave a comment about your experience with St. Philip's. 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.
Visit our Admissions Office Virtually!
We are waiting to share the St. Philip’s experience with your friends and family! Share our school with your peers and tell them to visit our Virtual Admissions Office on Wednesdays from 2pm to 4pm and Thursdays, from 11am to 1pm! St. Philip’s is your destination for future leaders!
Employee Christmas Luncheon
On December 9, Friends of St. Philip’s organized the Employee Christmas Lunch. Each employee received a Target gift card and drew a raffle of another gift card ranging in value from $10 to $50 for restaurants or stores. Lunch was provided by Legacy Catering and served by both FOSP and SPSCC Board Members. During lunch, another four prizes were drawn, a gift card for Al Biernat’s, 50,000 American Airlines miles, and two $100 bills.
General Membership Meeting
It’s time to renew your annual membership for FOSP! If you are looking to join Friends of St. Philip’s, please join us for our General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at 10am at the WeCreation Center. We will share updates on new construction on campus, the latest information on changes in the neighborhood, and more. 
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 | Maintenance Technician -Facilities | Administrative Assistant
Dr. Flowers' Words of Wisdom
Read Dr. Flowers’ latest blog entries! Enjoy these inspirational and thought-provoking messages informed by Dr. Flowers’ faith, ministry in education, and work in community development.

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.