In its early years, Phyllis Wheatley was a safe place for young African American women to seek shelter and to receive guidance and marketable skill development. Gradually, the agency became the center of the African American social scene, and it evolved into a home-away-from-home for numerous African American civic leaders, educators, entertainers, and students. The Wheatley, as it was affectionately called, was the only place in Minneapolis where non-whites were permitted to lodge during those days.
Today Phyllis Wheatley programs address the needs of children, youth, families, and elders by providing tailored education and skill-building opportunities to help individuals and families discover their strengths, develop their personal networks of support, and take control of their futures.
Global Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Strategist
Manager, Health Equity
Community Impact Manager
Manager, Talent Acquisition
2023 Board of Directors
President & CEO
The Family Partnership
Director of Technical Operations
Comcast Twin Cities
McFarlane Media Interests
City of Minneapolis
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