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ABOUT US

History

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.
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2022 Board of Directors 

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Scott Morris
Chair

Global Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Strategist

3M

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Adriene Thornton
Vice Chair

Manager, Health Equity

Children's Minnesota

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Trent Bowman
Treasurer

Community Impact Director

Bremer Bank

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Erica Edwards
Secretary

Manager, Talent Acquisition

Caribou Coffee

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Molly Greenman

Retired 

President & CEO

The Family Partnership

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Clifton Shaw

Director of Technical Operations

Comcast Twin Cities

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Batala-Ra McFarlane

Publisher

McFarlane Media Interests

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Kenard Rockette

Database Administrator
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

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Bryan Tyner

City of Minneapolis 

Fire Chief

Contact

CONTACT US

Phyllis Wheatley Community Center

1301 N. 10th Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55411

info@phylliswheatley.org

(612) 374-4342

VISIT US

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30am - 5:30pm

Mary T. Wellcome Hours

Monday - Friday

6:30am - 5:30pm

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