Stirring the Leader Within Since 1924

Phyllis Wheatley Community Center began as the Phyllis Wheatley House and was named in memory of Phillis Wheatley, the 18th century enslaved girl who went on to be the first African American to publish a book of poetry, in honor of her accomplishments, faith, courage, humility and ambition. While community needs and the programs developed to meet them have changed over the years, our core values of trust, discovery and success have not:

Trust. A safe place that draws people and resources together in order to address the challenges and needs of the whole person creating hope for a better life.

Discovery. A commitment to an asset-based approach that helps individuals and families discover and build upon their strengths.

Success. A legacy of leaders and leadership that serves as a road map for those seeking to improve their future and impact their community.

Phyllis Wheatley Community Center is a safe place that draws people and resources together to advance personal leadership in building a better life.