Maxine Mimms Academies

Maxine Mimms Academies strive to break down educational and economic barriers for teens and young adults. Our original emphasis focused on students who had either been suspended or expelled or have dropped out of Tacoma, Washington, public schools. Since 2012 we have been developing additional criteria regarding workforce development, post-traumatic stress disorder and urban agriculture. Our curricula for urban agriculture and student re-engagement are available for implementation anywhere.

Featured Program: Urban Indoor Gardening

This program trains both amateur and professional gardeners to grow and harvest an abundance of organic vegetables, herbs, plants, and flowers every month throughout the year. In addition to supplying abundant quality food, this initiative enables long-term, well-paid jobs and a new sustainable economic institution. (Learn More)

Learn More about Dr. Maxine Mimms

Dr. Maxine Mimms is a highly recognized education consultant who has provided leadership and guidance to both public and private schools including the Oprah Winfrey's Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa and the Cicely Tysons School of Performing and Fine Arts in East Orange, New Jersey. She is the founder of the Tacoma Evergreen State College, and the Maxine Mimms Academies. (Read More)
IFC relationship and fundraiser
MMA has invited interested supporters to a special event in support of The Indoor Farm Collaborative, with which we have formed a new relationship in support of training in indoor farming. (Details... Continues...

MMA News Preview

Dr. Maxine B. Mimms Receives MLK, Jr., Community Service Award
On Monday, January 16 the Tacoma City Events and Recognitions Committee honored Dr. Maxine B. Mimms with the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award during the... Continues...
Inter-Generational Technology Fair
The Inter-Generational Mentoring Model is designed to bring seniors and youth in our communities together - deliberately, intentionally, and on purpose. They have much to learn... Continues...

A Special Thank You
Greetings, and a Special Thank You to the Honorable Mayor Marilyn Strickland of Tacoma for hosting the recent fundraiser in support of the Maxine Mimms Academies... Continues...