St. Philip's was honored to welcome The Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop, and Primate of The Episcopal Church. During this visit, Bishop Curry toured the St. Philip’s campus and gave our students, faculty, and staff a dynamic and engaging chapel talk. Catch his full talk - A Visit from Bishop Michael Curry - on St. Philip’s Livestream.  
Mother's Day Gift Store
On Saturday, May 7th, kids and youth will select gifts for their moms, while moms enjoy hand massages, snacks, and children’s performances at our Mother’s Day Gift Store. This annual event gives kids in the community an opportunity to shop for Mother’s Day presents at no cost. Every year our goal is to help 150 children by providing gifts for their mothers. We are so thankful for all the donations that we have already received to make this event possible.  
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, May 14th beginning at 9:00 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).

Weekly activities include Reading Sessions, Financial Literacy, STEM, Dance, Drama, Music, Poetry, Film, Photography, Paintings and Arts & Crafts, Volunteering, Service learning, College & Career exploration, and Entrepreneurship, Exercise Camps and Clinics. 

Register your PK2-7th grade students today!
Civil Rights Trip
St. Philip’s 5th grade class was able to resume their Annual Civil Rights Trip after Covid-19 brought all excursions to a halt in 2020. Students traveled to Selma, Montgomery, Tuskegee, Birmingham, and Atlanta, in an effort to allow them a deepened and more meaningful understanding of how the Civil Rights movement impacted the lives of all Americans. Students and faculty chaperones were so excited to reignite this annual academic excursion.
I Am a Golfer Foundation “Gym Take Over”
Over the past 8 weeks, 1st - 6th grade students participated in a golf clinic series during their scheduled physical education time. Cedar Crest golf coaches used gamification methods to introduce golf to students and develop their physical skills, knowledge of the game, and emotional well-being. The goal was to provide instruction to 60% of St. Philip’s students during the spring semester. The students have enjoyed learning golf skills.
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
Enjoy these inspirational and thought-provoking messages informed by Dr. Flowers’ faith, ministry in education, and work in community development.

Dylan Brown-Turner (St. Philip's class of 2017) is wrapping up his junior year South Oak Cliff High School having been selected for membership in the South Oak Cliff chapter of the National Honor Society. And, his achievements do not stop in the classroom. He also helped lead the Golden Bears to a state title this past season after defeating Aledo in the 5A Division 2 State Championship game. He has officially committed to The University of North Texas where he will play football after he graduates in 2023. We are so proud of Dylan, and we wish him all the best in this exciting time in his journey. 
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. 
Cheer on the Saints!
Support our Saints T- Ball on Saturdays at Juanita Craft Recreation Center and cheer on our Saints in the 14U basketball league on Mondays at St. Philip's.
Lacrosse Camp
Saints join us on Saturday, May 14 from 10am – 12pm at Mercy Street Sports Complex for a free lacrosse camp. Register today.

7 on 7 Football
Mark your calendars to come watch our Saints in the 7 on 7 tournaments June 11 and 12. More details to come. Athletes, registration is still open!
WE NEED YOU! Volunteers Make the World Go Round
Aunt Bette's Community Pantry
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.
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. 
EY Connect Day 
We want to extend a big thank you to Kevin Muskat and his colleagues at Ernst & Young LLP for selecting St. Philip’s as the site for this year’s EY Connect Day. On Friday, April 22nd, approximately 80 volunteers from Ernst & Young traveled to St. Philip’s to perform volunteer work across the campus (Gwen’s Garden, Aunt Bette’s Pantry, Athletic Field, and campus grounds). The focus of the event was environmental sustainability, which could not be more appropriate given that it occurred on Earth Day! This marked the EYs sixth year bringing a large group to volunteer at St. Philip’s!

We would also like to thank EY for their generous donation to Gwen’s Garden honoring the anniversary of Gwen Barjon’s passing. 
St. Andrew UMC Partners with St. Philip’s for Continued Community Cleanup Efforts
Sixteen volunteers from St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano returned to campus for the 4th time to tackle more outdoor cleanup projects. They are making a tremendous difference in the appearance and safety of the neighborhood, and as Dr. Flowers noted: “Your service signals hope and ignites uplift.” We are so thankful for the commitment and hard work of each team from St. Andrew UMC. 
Touring St. Philip’s and Beyond
Every couple of months there is a unique opportunity to have a special tour of the campus and the surrounding neighborhood with Dr. Flowers. There is so much historical and current context that Dr. Flowers shares on each of these tours - it is a combination of a walking tour of the school campus and pantry, coupled with a bus tour of the neighborhood. The bus tour highlights the community development work over the last two decades plus current and future plans for revitalization on MLK Jr. Blvd. If you are interested in a tour, please send us an email.
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 DART, Parkland Community Development Representatives, the Forest Heights Neighborhood Association President, and more. Community Meetings are held at St. Philip's on the 4th Thursday of every month - everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Federal Communications Commission Affordable Connectivity Program
The Affordable Connectivity Program helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet service. 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, 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,
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 May 18th and 25th. If you want to register or have questions, email [email protected] or contact Kim Coleman at 214-638-2800 ext. 152
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.

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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 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.
A Special Thank You
Friends of St. Philip’s hosted Family Bingo Night as a kickoff to Employee Appreciation Week. All faculty and staff were invited and encouraged to bring the whole family for a night of fun and fellowship. The event was held in the Snyder Activity Center on April 29, 2022. It was a festive evening of games, dinner, and wonderful prizes! A big thank you to Friends for showering our faculty and staff with love and support. 
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.
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: Part-Time Latin Teacher | ELAR Teacher (1st-3rd Grade) | Math Teacher, English Teacher, Social Studies Teacher (6th-8th Grade) |Substitute Teacher | Academic Advisor- School Counselor| Groundskeeper | Part-Time Administrative Assistant (Athletics)
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.