News and Upcoming Events

New Program for Fall 2016!

Child-Parent Center will debut a new pilot program in North Minneapolis.

The Child-Parent Center is a new approach for preschool; focused on coordinating services that support families’ engagement in their children’s education. This is the first official CPC initiative for children under the age of 3. Serving approximately 50 children 2 to 4 years of age will be a tremendous benefit to the community and families.

- Maya Angelou


Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm

Phyllis Wheatley
Community Center

1301 10th Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411

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We exist in part because of the generous donations of people who believe in the power of empowerment.

Your Support Will Help Us Continue Serving the Community for Another 92 Years


Our Programs

We have youth programs to help students catch up in their academics, to stay in school and for leadership development. Our programs are what makes us a stand out Community Center in Minneapolis.

The Mary T. Wellcome Child Development Center provides comprehensive and developmentally appropriate child care for kids 6 weeks to 6 years old. Contact us to see if we have any current openings for your child.

Our Family Services programs help participants learn to resolve conflicts without violence, increase financial literacy and strengthen parenting and family leadership skills.

About Us


Our Mission

Phyllis Wheatley Community Center provides comprehensive quality programs in life-long learning, child development and family support for the diverse Greater Minneapolis community.


Our Values

Trust. A safe place that draws people and resources together in order to address the challenges and needs of the whole person creating hope for a better life.

Discovery. A commitment to an asset-based approach that helps individuals and families discover and build upon their strengths.

Success. A legacy of leaders and leadership that serves as a road map for those seeking to improve their future and impact their community. 

We honor our history and those who came before us who paved the way.  Phyllis Wheatley Community Center today is a safe place that draws people and resources together to advance personal leadership in building a better life.

Phyllis Wheatley Community Center is named in memory of the 18th century girl who was enslaved and published her first poem at 13 and was an established author by 17. Today she is know as an American Founding Mother. The Phyllis Wheatley Community Center is named to honor her resilience, accomplishments, faith, courage, humility and ambition. Today Phyllis Wheatley Community Center represents the ability to overcome nearly insurmountable oppression and to persevere. 


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