Guadalupe-Parkway Sommerville Centers was founded in 1962 by Barbara Sommerville and the Lubbock Area United Way to address the needs of the families living in the Guadalupe neighborhood. After the 1970 tornado destroyed and damaged much of downtown and east Lubbock, Ms. Sommerville perceived the need for a similar center in the Parkway-Cherry Point neighborhood. Over the years, the Centers have served thousands of children and their families, providing literacy training, language skills, family living training and academic support.

Today, the Guadalupe-Parkway Sommerville Centers provide multiple opportunities for children to grow and learn. Instruction in computers, literacy, competitive sports and fine arts are offered. Enrichment classes provide opportunities for children to develop self-presentation, character, confidence, leadership and discipline.

Our Facilities

We are located in the North and East Lubbock neighborhoods:

Parkway Sommerville Center, 405 N MLK Jr. Blvd, Lubbock, TX 79403
Guadalupe Sommerville Center, 123 N Avenue N, Lubbock, TX 79401

Our Staff

Dela Esqueda, Executive Director
Jasmine Salazar, Administrative Assistant
Ashley Marin, Program Coordinator
Jazz Williams, Community Youth Development Coordinator
Roderick Hall, Making a Difference Sports Program Coordinator
Sarah Conn, Guadalupe Site Supervisor
Derrick Medina, Guadalupe Program Facilitator
Azurie Rodriquez, Guadalupe Program Facilitator
Aqueela Clay, Parkway Program Facilitator
Kevin Jackson, Parkway Program Facilitator
Dalexae Johnson, Parkway Program Facilitator
Keecia Mcconic, Parkway Program Facilitator

Our Board of Directors

Brad Croom
Drew Gray
Chad Hill
Brandi Ivey
Julie Jay
Roger Karr
Lauren Malloy Mazurek
Melanie Miller
Marie Brunjes
Andrew Seger
Lyle Scovell
Christopher Tirey
Betty E. Wheeler
Emie Young