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.
2023 Board of Directors
Global Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Strategist
Community Impact Manager
Manager, Talent Acquisition
Chief Bryan Tyner
City of Minneapolis
President & CEO
The Family Partnership
Director of Technical Operations
Comcast Twin Cities
McFarlane Media Interests
Interim Executive Director
Development Officer & Chief Organizational Strategist
VP of Programs & Operations
Senior Director of Camp Operations
Camp Katharine Parsons
Senior Director of Development & Communications
Mary T. Wellcome Child Development Center
Join our team! To see a full listing of available job opportunities and apply at Phyllis Wheatley Community Center, go here.
Current openings in programs, development, and more!
We can't wait to have you on board!