Check Out the Latest Issue of The 1600

The summer edition of The 1600 Magazine is here!

Read about the addition of 7th grade, the impact of our We Believe campaign, Destiny Award Luncheon recap, and much more!

Saints Football & Saints Cheer Registration open to everyone in the community!
Run and tell your friends and family that the Saints are back! We are ecstatic to return to the football field with our athletes. Football registration is open for boys ages 4-12 years old. Cheer is a fantastic opportunity for young athletes to cheer, dance, and learn to be a part of a team. Registration for cheer and dance is open to all in the community ages 4-12. 3-year-old participants can join the team as mascots.

Football practice will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and Cheer practice will be Tuesday and Thursday. Meals will be provided after each practice during the season.

Registration for Football and Cheer is open until August 24th. Cost is $75.
This past fall, St. Philip’s received a beehive as an expansion of our comprehensive STEM program thanks to a generous grant from Capital One. Now that the bees are back in business after a rough winter, St. Philip’s was able to yield its first harvest of honey! With our new beehive, 100 jars of honey in partnership with Alveole have been prepped for distribution, with more to come later this summer. These jars will find a home on the shelves of Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry.
Percussion Camp
This summer, young musicians were invited to St. Philip’s Percussion Camp, where they learned the history of percussion while getting a hands-on lesson from seasoned musicians from the Dallas area. Check out their performance!
Black History Matters WeCreation Center Mural
Juan Hernandez, former St. Philip’s art instructor and St. Philip’s alumnus, completed a brand-new mural featuring the words “Black History Matters.” The message aims to spark the curiosity of students at St. Philip’s and the rest of the community. Juan’s design includes beautiful portraits of three notable Black women in STEM: chemist Alice Ball, inventor Patricia Bath, and biochemist Marie Daly. You can find the mural on the east side of the WeCreation Center building located at 3016 Colonial Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75215.
1600 In Action
Stay connected with St. Philip’s by following us on social media. Click on the links for a some highlights, in case you missed them!

Dr. Flowers' Words of Wisdom
Read Dr. Flowers’ latest blog entry. Enjoy this inspirational and thought-provoking message informed by Dr. Flowers’ faith, ministry in education, and work in community development. 

On June 3rd, Carinthia Guidry, class of 2003, earned a Doctor of Medical Science degree! Congratulations to the newly minted DMSc. Carinthia J. Guidry!

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. 
Register for football here.
Register for cheer here.
WE NEED YOU! Volunteers Make the World Go Round
Aunt Bette's Community Pantry
Client choice shopping inside the pantry made its return on June 13. There are expanded volunteer opportunities, which means we need your help! Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry has volunteer slots available on Mondays and Wednesdays 7:45 am-11:45 am, Tuesdays 9:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00 pm-4:45 pm, and Thursdays 9:00 am-12:00 pm.
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 send an email if you are interested in helping with this effort as a substitute driver. Pick-ups are in the mornings.
Gwen’s Garden
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. 
The Real Estate Council Young Guns are a group of commercial real estate professionals aged 35 and under who come together to build relationships, grow their careers, and make an impact on the social, political, and community issues that affect the city of Dallas. We would like to acknowledge Alex Scheiwe and Patrick Henning. Alex was chair of the 2021 Young Guns community investment project that renovated The Grace apartment complex. Patrick was a member of the Young Guns 2020 group and led the Young Guns Foundation project to finish the construction of the St. Philip’s WeCreation Center. The two gentlemen's dedication to this ministry is invaluable! On behalf of St. Philip’s, we thank you for your service! Pictured in the group image (L to R): Patrick Henning, Alex Scheiwe, Dr. Terry Flowers, Barbara King, Nicole Raphiel
Register to become an Aunt Bette’s Client
Residents may register to become a client of Aunt Bette’s Food Pantry by stopping in on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm. Clients will be provided with appointments to shop every 2 weeks. Visitors from any zip code or clients without an appointment are welcome to stop by during hours of operation and receive a limited supply of emergency food. Aunt Bette’s Community Pantry serves residents from the 75210 and 75215 zip codes. Contact 214-753-5600 for more information or to schedule an enrollment appointment.
Summer at St. Philip’s was Selected as a Grant Recipient 
The State Fair of Texas announced that $100,000 in grants and sponsorships has been awarded to nine organizations in the Southern Sector of Dallas. Our summer program Summer at St. Philip’s was selected as one of the nine during the summer grant cycle of the 2022 year. The grant dollars will go towards preventing learning loss and providing programming for youth right here in the St. Philip’s community. Read more here.
Our Hearts (and Classrooms) are Full!
We are pleased to inform you that we are at capacity for PK2-6th grade! There are limited seats still available for 7th grade. Email the admissions department for information and to apply.  

St. Philip’s is excited to welcome new faces and welcome back familiar faces for our 2022-2023 school year! Applications for the 2023-2024 school year open November 1st.
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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.
Save the Date: Bingo, BBQ, & the Blues
Bingo, BBQ, & the Blues is returning on Wednesday, October 26. Last year’s event was a blast, and we hope to have even more fun this year! Stay tuned for more details regarding special guests, events, and musical performances!
Join Us!
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.
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.

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.