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About Us | Phyllis Wheatley Community Center

ABOUT US

History

Our History

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.

2024 Board of Directors 

Board of Directors
Scott Morris, Board Chair

Scott Morris
Chair

Retired

Global Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Strategist

3M

Trent Bowman, Board Vice Chair

Trent Bowman
Vice Chair

Community Impact Manager

Bremer Bank

Molly Greenman, Board Member

Molly Greenman
Secretary

Retired 

President & CEO

The Family Partnership

Fire Chief Bryan Tyner, Board Treasurer

Chief Bryan Tyner
Treasurer

City of Minneapolis 

Fire Chief

Aisha Richardson

Aisha Richardson

 Executive Director 

Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers 

 Director of Administrative Support 

Minnesota Humanities Center 

Clifton Shaw, Board Member

Clifton Shaw

Director of Technical Operations

Comcast

Shikita Hudson

Shikita Hudson

Endocrinology/Diabetes & Gender Health 

Children’s MN

Leadership

Valerie Stevenson

Interim Executive Director

Patricia Harris

Organizational Strategist & Chief Development Officer

Amondo Dickerson

VP of Programs & Operations

Aaron Raivo-Lynch

Senior Director of Camp Operations

Camp Katharine Parsons

Katy Nelson

Senior Director of Development & Communications

Zina Johnson

Director

Mary T. Wellcome Child Development Center

Career Opportunities

Join our team! To see a full listing of available job opportunities and apply at Phyllis Wheatley Community Center, visit career opportunities.

We can't wait to have you on board! 

Contact

Phyllis Wheatley Community Center

1301 N. 10th Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55411

info@phylliswheatley.org

(612) 374-4342

www.phylliswheatley.org

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Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30am - 5:30pm

Monday - Friday

6:30am - 5:30pm

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