Phyllis Wheatley Community Center was orginally established in 1924 as a settlement house and was the center of the North Minneapolis African American community prior to World War II.

Today Phyllis Wheatley Community Center is culturally responsive and provides quality programs in life-long learning for children, youth, and adults, as well as, family services for the diverse greater Minneapolis community

 Learn more about our history here.


Phyllis Wheatley Community Center Names New Executive Director

The Phyllis Wheatley Community Center Board of Directors have appointed Brianna Miller as Executive Director, effective July 1st, 2017.  

“Phyllis Wheatley was originally established in 1924 as a settlement home and it was the center of the North Minneapolis African American community for many years.  I named 2017 “Year of the Sankofa” because different outcomes require different actions, and we get to look back to where we were to know where we are going. 

I am extremely grateful to the Board of Directors in naming me as Executive Director.  My vision is to bring the community back to Phyllis Wheatley, establishing our community center as a historical organization with a new vision.”

Prior to Phyllis Wheatley, Brianna worked at 180 Degrees, Inc. as Director of Outcomes, Policy and Communications.  She was instrumental in the opening of Brittany’s Place – the first shelter opened in MN behind the Safe Harbor Law in August 2014. She also worked at African American Family Service as Director of Advancement.  Her early career began in direct service and program development and grew to  include fundraising, compliance and evaluation.

Brianna has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Ontological Development & Advancement with a minor in Industrial & Organizational Psychology.


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Phyllis Wheatley Community Center:

1301 10th Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411

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

Phone: 612-374-4342

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