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At Phyllis Wheatley Community Center, we work to create educational, recreational, and restorative learning opportunities for the people who live in our North Minneapolis neighborhoods and the greater Twin Cities area. 

Our services evolve quickly, always adapting and changing to keep pace with the ever-changing needs of our community.

Our goal — To provide families with access to critical early childhood education, information and resources that exist to help, career skills training, and educational opportunities that can stabilize lives.


Today, Phyllis Wheatley Community Center provides a number of culturally responsive, quality programs that provide lifelong learning opportunities and family services for children, teens, and adults in our mostly African American community. Our commitment to empowering our neighbors and belief in their many talents and potential for success are what drive us, and our mission, each day. 

We create pathways for individuals to discover their strengths and take control of their futures. 
Phyllis Wheatley Community Center is a Guidestar Platinum for Transparency organization.

Adult Basic Computer Skills and Microsoft Certification Courses 

These free courses are available to BIPOC people in the Twin Cities to help level up digital skills and offer courses for participants to become Microsoft Certified developers.


If you're looking for a career change, this is the place to start! Enrollments are taken at any time and courses are fully online and schedules are self-determined. 

Register today and get started on your pathway to a more prosperous future. 


Due to the expected snow storm, we are postponing this event until March 15. Registration remains open!

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Phyllis Wheatley Community Center is proud to be a
2023 Guidestar/Candid-certified
 Platinum for Transparency organization

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PWCC's Administrative Coordinator, Courtney Donelson, spoke at Friday's announcement about her personal story and how she overcame adversity with the help of Phyllis Wheatley's HOPE for Women program. After completing the program, Donelson took a position in PWCC's Covid Community Connections program, where she was soon promoted to lead coordinator, and, just a few weeks ago, promoted again to her current position in our administrative offices.

Children's Minnesota and United Health Foundation announce partnership to reach kids in need of mental healthcare, vaccinations, and asthma treatment in  underserved communities

Phyllis Wheatley hosted Children's Minnesota and UnitedHealth Group Friday, January 27, when they announced a $3 million partnership that aims to reach kids where they are and provide needed services to address asthma, vaccinations, and mental healthcare needs for children in underserved communities.

The partnership will support Children’s Minnesota’s programming to provide culturally responsive health interventions with community partners like Phyllis Wheatley Community Center, as well as local public school districts.


Children’s Minnesota’s new Collective for Community Health which is focused on improving community health and advancing health equity through collaboration between The Kid Experts™ from Children’s Minnesota and community partners.  

Registration Opens for January Session of RISE: Building Bridges Through Basketball

Youth and teens (11-18) are invited to register to participate in RISE: Building Bridges Through Basketball, a partnership between  Phyllis Wheatley, RISE, Under Armour, and the NBA Foundation. 

Our winter cohort begins January 11, so be sure to save your spot today! 

Sign Up!

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HOPE Restorative


Camp Katharine Parsons Restoration Project

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Community Resources Connection

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Mary T. Wellcome 
Child Development Center

Stories | Phyllis Wheatley Community Center

How African American Women are Impacted Hardest By Overturn of Roe


Phyllis Wheatley's Executive Director Suzanne Fuller Burks recognized with 2022 Minne Inno Community Builder Blazer Award

Thank You to our Funders and Partners

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