Parker Avenue Consortium

Among Jesus’ greatest teachings is his commandment to love your neighbor as yourself (Mark 12:31). At Palm Beach Atlantic, we have taken this commandment to heart in many of our community-focused activities.

By way of extending that vision, PBA has engaged in a community partnership called the Parker Avenue Consortium, which benefits the families living in the vicinity of the Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Athletic Campus in West Palm Beach. The Parker Avenue Consortium is a means to bring resources together to benefit kindergarten through university students and their families, ultimately bringing a renewed vitality to the neighborhood.

Among our community partners are: 

Through these and other relationships, Palm Beach Atlantic has a number of recent and ongoing initiatives taking place in the neighborhood, which include STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education for K-12 students, recreational activities for children and their families, and collaborative community service projects with PBA students and students attending Conniston Middle School and Forest Hill High School.

  • Science Education at Conniston Middle School  - The University implemented a grant from the Quantum Foundation for a three-year collaborative project that adopted an innovative approach to science education for middle school students. Read more
  • Forest Hill High School and Palm Beach Atlantic Coastal Biodiversity Conservation - The project is funded by the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, giving students the opportunity to conduct major ecological field research in our coastal waters and helping to educate members of the public about life forms that, unlike birds manatees, they might not come in contact with on a regular basis or know much about. Read more
  • Family night at Conniston Middle School - PBA students gave a helping hand to Family Night at Conniston Middle School serving dinner to families and with student athletes leading sport activities. Read more
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University, Feeding Children Everywhere and Conniston Middle School worked together to package meals for our community. Read more

Parker Avenue Recognition:

  • Campus Community Partnership awarded by Florida Campus Compact. Read more
  • Gold Award Not-for-Profit partner from the School District of Palm Beach County. Read more


PBA's Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Athletic Campus, which is bordered on the east by Parker Avenue, officially opened Sept. 4, 2014 (with some facilities still under construction). The campus includes a neighborhood park set aside for community use.  


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2014 FCAT Family Night at
Conniston Middle School