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Welcome to Phillis Wheatley Community Center!

Serving Upstate South Carolina for more than a century.

What is our story?

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[Video Start]
[0:00] Drone footage zooming into front of Phillis Wheatley Center Building from the air.
[0:05] Scene Change to inside of gym area with Adults and Seniors doing Line Dancing Program for physical activity.
[0:09] Scene Change to inside music room with piano and Youth participating in Musicianship Program.
[0:12] Scene Change to inside of music room with Youth practicing dancing and performing arts.
[0:16] Scene Change to inside of room with Seniors playing bingo.
[0:20] Scene Change to Adults and Seniors doing crafts in the same room.
[0:23] Scene Change to Seniors socializing and playing bingo in the same room.
[0:26] [Video End]

Jay Jackson 2024 Baseball Camp Cancelled

Jay Jackson All-Star Baseball Camp Cancelled due to high temperatures

Due to the forecasted high temperatures next week, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2024 Jay Jackson All-Star Baseball Camp at Furman University. The safety of our campers is our highest priority.

We hope to see you next year!

Our Programs

Through our on-site staff and our community partners, we offer a variety of programming available for the Greenville community. From athletics to our senior social, there’s something for everyone!

Youth

Adults

Seniors

Sports

Performing Arts

What’s Happening?!

News and Updates

Donate to gym floors for Giving Tuesday Nov. 28! 

Throughout the history of Phillis Wheatley Community Center, the gymnasium has been a special place for sports, events, and performances. Many alumni will remember playing basketball at the center. “The center was a place for all of us to go and play basketball, but...

Mayes, McCarroll, Norris and Riley honored Oct. 16 at Phillis Wheatley Community Center

The Phillis Wheatley Community Center inducted Clyde Mayes, John McCarroll, Xanthene Norris and Richard W. Riley into the center’s Hall of Fame at a luncheon event on October 16, 2023. The Hall of Fame Champions were selected for their extraordinary leadership and contributions to the community over many years.

Greenville Youth Learn New Ballet Skills at Phillis Wheatley Community Center

Eleven local youth had the opportunity to learn ballet at Phillis Wheatley Community Center over the summer. Instructors from International Ballet provided two free ballet classes per week at the center for seven weeks.

Jay Jackson All-Star Baseball Camp is back!

Come out to Furman University in July for Jay Jackson’s All-Star Baseball Camp! Athletes ages 6 and up will sharpen their baseball skills with a professional on a college campus July 10 – 12th.

New Learning Lab Now Open at Phillis Wheatley Community Center

A new space for youth is now open at the Phillis Wheatley Community Center in Greenville, South Carolina. Located adjacent to the Center’s library, the Learning Lab is designed for study and play with desk seating and Chromebooks for six, an air hockey table and other games.

Phillis Wheatley Community Center Board of Directors welcomes new members and elects officers

Three new members were named to the Phillis Wheatley Community Center Board of Directors. Each new member will serve a three-year term. The Board recognized outgoing Chair Ray Lattimore for his dedicated service.

2022 at a Glance

The numbers are in, and 2022 was the most active in recent years for the Phillis Wheatley Community Center! The center’s programs and services for youth, adults and seniors drew more than 27,000 visitors to the upper and lower campuses last year. From the Phillis Wheatley Repertory Theatre for youth to our weekly senior social and basketball, there is something for everyone.

Phillis Wheatley Community Center partners with Swamp Rabbits for Teddy Bear Toss

 Phillis Wheatley Community Center has partnered with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits hockey team for the Teddy Bear Toss night on December 10th! The Greenville Swamp Rabbits are facing off against the South Carolina Stingrays at 7pm. A portion of the proceeds from...

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