Who We Are

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.


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The Youth programs assist students to improve their academics, to stay in school and to develop leadership skills.

The Mary T. Wellcome Child Development Center provides comprehensive and developmentally appropriate programs for pre-school children ages 2 to 6 years old. Contact us to see if we have any current openings for your child.

The Family Services programs enable participants to learn how to resolve conflicts without violence, increase financial literacy and strengthen parenting and family leadership skills. In the fall of 2016 the Child Parent Center was was started. 


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

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    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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