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Executive Director Suzanne Burks’ Message Re: the Covid Saliva Testing Event
Phyllis Wheatley Community Center was originally 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, adults, as well as family services for the diverse greater Minneapolis community.
Community-Based Holistic &
Comprehensive Support & Services
Phyllis Wheatley Community Center draws people and resources together to advance personal leadership and help build better lives. Located in north Minneapolis, we work with low-income residents in our community and beyond.
Our asset-based, culturally specific approach to services allows individuals and families to grow their strengths. Core program focus areas include early childhood education, youth development, and adult empowerment.
For almost one hundred years, Phyllis Wheatley Community Center has been a place to gather. We continuously work to identify and meet the ever-changing needs of our community.
‘ManCode Mentoring’ initiative helps Black teens learn computer technology skills through mentorship
The 12-week curriculum teaches young men how technology can be an option in their career or life journey.
The Phyllis Wheatley Community Center (PWCC) in North Minneapolis was recently named as one of 50 recipients to participate in Microsoft Corp.’s competitive community skills grant program to support professional skills development programs for Black folks.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (OCTOBER 30, 2020) — Phyllis Wheatley Community Center (PWCC) has received a grant from Bank of America to support COVID-19 emergent services in the African American community in North Minneapolis.
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BECAUSE OF YOUR SUPPORT
in 2020 we accomplished the following:
Become a Community Covid-19 Coordinator with a 24-hour resource hotline: 612-254-1145
Meals / Groceries / Gifts
Provided and served over 225 meals for essential workers and the community and distributed gifts to 190 families
Early Childhood Education
99% of our program graduates tested kindergarten ready
Helped 146 school-aged children stay on track.
Helped adults improve their lives and relationships. In 2020 a total of 112 women and 450 men were served.
Launched Certified Skills Employability and ManCode Mentoring Programs – partnership with Microsoft Community and 100 Black Men – Twin Cities Chapter
Your Support will help us
Continue serving the community
We exist in part because of the generous donations of people who believe in the strength of empowerment.