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Parenting and Mental Health Parent Group

TO REGISTER contact Molly Levi
651-220-6049 or molly.levi@childrensMN.org

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From Humble Beginnings

Originally established as Phyllis Wheatley Settlement House, PWCC has been serving the Black and BIPOC community of Minneapolis since October 17th, 1924.
 

Now after nearly 100 years, the Phyllis Wheatley Community Center is still serving North Minneapolis residents through community-based programming, education, and events that uplift the community, fulfill our mission, and pave the way for our vision — of a world where everyone, regardless of background, has access to quality education, equitable opportunities, and the tools to reach their full potential. We are committed to building a society where diversity is celebrated, individuals are empowered, and every voice is heard and respected — can be realized.

Phyllis Wheatley Community Center

Our Mission:

We create pathways for individuals to discover their strengths and take control of their futures. 

We envision a world where everyone, regardless of background, has access to quality education, equitable opportunities, and the tools to reach their full potential. We are committed to building a society where diversity is celebrated, individuals are empowered, and every voice is heard and respected.

Nature House summer view

In Highly Competitive Process, Phyllis Wheatley Community Center’s Camp Katharine Parsons Awarded Grant from National Trust for Historic Preservation  

Phyllis Wheatley Community Center has been awarded a prestigious grant of $75,000 from the National Trust for Historic Preservation's African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund. The grant will support the restoration of Camp Katharine Parsons, a historic property that Phyllis Wheatley has owned since 1956. 

For decades, Camp Parsons was used for recreational activities and restorative programs targeting African American youth from the northside of Minneapolis. Each summer, the agency bused hundreds of young people to the Carver County site where they enjoyed outdoor adventure and learned valuable life skills. The camp is remembered by generations of community members as pivotal because it allowed them to explore a world outside of their urban community – and in so doing, shift their mindset to embrace new ideas, opportunities and dreams. Camp Parsons was, for many, the first place where they could look up and see the stars sweeping across the night sky.

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Mississippi Summer Exploration

Registration is open! 

Camp Parsons Mississippi Summer Exploration

Youth ages 9-12 are invited to join Phyllis Wheatley's Camp Katharine Parsons team on an exploration of the Mississippi within the Twin Cities Metro this summer! On Tuesdays and Thursdays for two week sessions, youth will traverse the Mississippi, learning about the river's ecology and the historic impacts of industrialization along the river, the impact it had on the communities they live in, and how to be great stewards of our land and waterways. 

Our Programs

Phyllis Wheatley Community Center wins Impact100 Twin Cities' Inaugural Funding Award

Impact100 Twin Cities

Impact100 Twin Cities board members and Phyllis Wheatley Community Center staff gathered on Tuesday, April 23. After Phyllis Wheatley and three other finalist organizations gave presentations at an Impact1oo event in April, members of the collective giving group — made up of more than 150 women — voted, the Women's Wealth & Equity Building Initiative won the Impact100 inaugural $100,000 grant. 

$100,000 in funding will support scaling the Women’s Wealth and Equity Building Initiative, which works to create equity for single African American mothers by opening opportunities for wealth building. Through culturally appropriate financial education and advice, women gain the financial management skills to pay off debt and save more money.

 

The program is designed to help women begin unraveling generational poverty  through economic empowerment, Through group sessions, coursework and financial counseling in partnership with BuildWealthMN. Participants are learning to meet savings goals, limit unnecessary spending, and invest in buying homes, home repairs, or higher education — key components in building generational wealth that can be passed to the next generation. 

Learn more about the program (and enroll!)

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Contact Us

1301 N. 10th Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55411

612.374.4342

info@phylliswheatley.org

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