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.
Director of Early Childhood Services,
Mary T. Wellcome Child
Mary T. Wellcome Child Development Center
Board of Directors
Angela M. Dixon,
Proprietor, Dixon Training Group
Douglas Hill, Vice Chair
Director of Operations/Construction Management
Minneapolis Public Schools
Laura Danielson, Secretary/Treasurer
Shareholder & Chair of Immigration Dept, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
VP of Finance Americas Region, Medtronic
Publisher, McFarlane Media Interests
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Founder, Clyde Turner Basketball Camps