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: Garden of Eden Demonstration Project

The Garden of Eden (GOE) is a community agricultural initiative; designed 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 creates several long term well paid jobs and a new sustainable economic institution. (Learn More)

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...
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...

Tribune Reprises Mimms' Achievements
The Tacoma News Tribune recently published a summary of the career of our founder Maxine Mimms. The article describes her initial efforts to promote college attendance through the... Continues...

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)