Phyllis Wheatley Community Center

Focus Area: Early Childhood

Grant Amount: $13,000

Located in north Minneapolis. Opened in 1924, PWCC has served the needs of primarily African American families in north Minneapolis for 95 years. Today, PWCC is culturally responsive and provides quality programs in lifelong learning for children, youth, and adults, as well as family services for the diverse greater Minneapolis community. It also operates the Mary T. Wellcome Child Development Center, a 4-Star Parent Aware rated child care program.

Grant supports developing services offered by PWCC’s newly launched Family Engagement and Resource Center, particularly the advocacy capacity of parents in the program, as parents have requested opportunities to engage in early childhood policy development. Grant funds will also support the addition of a second Parent Coach, to reach a broader group of parents.