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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.

Originally established in 1924 as a settlement house, PWCC has been a go-to resource for generations of African Americans for nearly a century. Prior to WWII, the center was a central fixture in North Minneapolis, providing a space for community in the midst of heavy racial discrimination and segregation. As the times changed, so did the PWCC mission and services areas. But there's one thing that hasn't changed — our commitment to serving our community.


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. Our commitment to our neighbors' empowerment and belief in their many talents 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.


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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

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

PWCC Included in United Way's 80x3 Initiative, Aimed at Disrupting Inequality through Early Childhood Education

Phyllis Wheatley is thrilled to announce that we've been chosen as a recipient of a multi-year grant from the Greater Twin Cities United Way, aimed at building racial equity through education and empowerment and programming that supports healthy families and economic stability for marginalized communities 

in the Twin Cities. 

RISE Foundation and Phyllis Wheatley are Building Bridges Through Basketball 

This fall, Phyllis Wheatley will kick off a new program in partnership with the RISE Foundation to create a unique opportunity for youth to build relationships with local law enforcement that will open new avenues of understanding and create connections that have the potential to change attitudes and interactions in a positive, progressive way.


More info

Thank You to our Funders and Partners

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