Providing high quality early learning, youth development and family strengthening programs for the diverse greater Minneapolis community!
“Some day, I’ll be the President!”
At Phyllis Wheatley Community Center’s Mary T. Wellcome Child Development Center, we prepare children for a bright future.
And, whether or not he becomes President, DeShon will leave our program with the early skills and confidence he’ll need to succeed in school and in life.
Sadly, a high quality early education is out of reach for too many families in our community.
The good news: it doesn’t have to be this way!
Your gift WILL make a difference!
The first five years are a critical period for getting children ready to succeed in school. You can help a child get off to a great start by making a gift to Phyllis Wheatley Community Center. Our Mary T. Wellcome Child Development Center has been preparing culturally diverse children for school success since 1929. We are a nationally accredited, Four Star Parent Aware rated program.
You might also consider supporting our highly regarded Family Strengthening programs. Our comprehensive approach helps family members discover and build upon their strengths to meet their unique needs.
About Us: Since 1924, “The Wheatley” has been stirring the leader within by providing a welcoming place where people gather to discover their strengths, develop new skills, participate in community and find encouragement & support to pursue their dreams.
In the early decades, many civil and social leaders called the Wheatley their second home. Leadership continues to be a major theme at the agency; we are focusing on our most precious resources: children and the families they depend on for a successful start in life.
Who was Phyllis Wheatley? Phyllis (Phillis) Wheatley was an eighteenth century girl slave who became the first African American woman to publish a book (poetry). Her life demonstrates what can be achieved through character, ambition, courage and humility. Phillis’ incredible true story reminds us that in spite of what’s happening on the outside, there’s something within that can help you prevail. This philosophy guides every program at Phyllis Wheatley Community Center.