How You Can Help... Reasons to Donate:

This agency provides:

  • Safe living arrangements

  • Employable skills

  • Important civic resource for 102 years

  • Daycare services

Along with the services listed above, many other programs are provided as outlined:

As you know, a lot has changed since Jane Edna Hunter opened the Working Girl’s Home Association in 1911.  As an agency that provided women of color with needed support in their struggle to find safe living arrangements and employable skills, the Working Girl’s Home Association which was later renamed The Phillis Wheatley Association, Inc., was referred to far and wide as the “black YMCA” and was a prominent meeting place for leaders in the African American community.  From its genesis as a residence for young women, to its new focus in 1967 as a neighborhood center, on through its continuing evolution in response to community needs, The Phillis Wheatley Association has remained an important civic resource for 103 years!

Our mission is service to the community, and with your support we can continue to provide daycare services and after school 21st Century programming at our Josephine Kohler Youth Enrichment & Learning Center; year round environmental education, team building and experiential education programs at our Camp Mueller residential camp (which is one of only four African-American owned and operated camps in the country); cultural enrichment through affordable quality musical training at our Sutphen School of Music; and finally a safe gathering place and luncheon program for the elderly through our Swinging Seniors Congregate Meal Program.  But most notably, the historic renovation of the original 1927 building which houses our Administrative Offices and 56 residential housing units (Emeritus House) for the elderly.

A Chance To Give

Show your support!

 Community needs continue to grow. As our agency seeks support for its programs, your contributions are most important to our progress and growth.  Donations can be made in person, by mail or online by visiting our website at www.pwacleveland.org .  For example, Your gift of just …

$20 will provide…

     one day of summer camp for an at-risk child

     a week of hot, nutritious meals for a low-income senior citizen

     one day of after-school programming (tutoring and STEM activities) and a nutritious snack for a child

     two private music lessons for a child

$100 will provide…

     one week of summer camp for an at-risk child

     a week of hot, nutritious meals for five low-income senior citizens

     a week of after-school programming (tutoring and STEM activities) and a nutritious snack for a child

     ten private music lessons for a child or a group lesson for 10 youth

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