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About

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.