Twin Cities 1st Platoon is on a mission to provide assistance to those who live and work in the Willard Hay and Near North neighborhoods of Minneapolis to revitalize the community centers, playgrounds and green spaces. We are working hand in hand with many community groups. The Phyllis Wheatley Community Center, whose mission is to provide comprehensive quality programs in life-long learning, child development and family support for the diverse Greater Minneapolis community is one of these groups. The Phyllis Wheatley Community Center has been an important part of the North Minneapolis community since 1924 when it was a settlement house.

The platoon will be working with the Phyllis Wheatley Community Center to rehabilitate their storage, administrative, and childhood development facilities as well as bringing restoration to the displaying of historical artifacts and creating an outside play space for Pre-K children.

The platoon will also be participating in community events such as National Night Out and Open Streets. This focus on these neighborhoods is the beginning of a multigenerational commitment to the Near North and Willard Hay neighborhood from the Twin Cities 1st Service Platoon.

The platoon currently has over 190 members that include veterans and community members from multiple generations. The Twin Cities 1st Service Platoon has held over 29 individual events and dedicated over 1,250 service hours since its founding.




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Recent Events


MLK Day - VA Medical Center

with the Twin Cities 1st Service Platoon

Service Project

MAC-V Building 47 - Minneapolis, MN

January 15, 2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Holiday Party - Twin Cities Joint Social

with the Twin Cities 1st Service Platoon

Social Event

Grand Slam - Burnsville, MN

December 2, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Veteran Appreciation Event

with the Twin Cities 1st Service Platoon

Special Event

University of Minnesota Twin Cities - Minneapolis, MN

November 15, 2017 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM