About Maxine Mimms Academies
Our Mission Statement
Our mission is to ensure the basic human rights of education to students who are temporarily displaced from public education and to provide non-traditional post-secondary education. We are designed to address government and state educational policies and social issues affecting minorities in local communities.
Since 2004 Maxine Mimms Academies has been striving to break down educational and economical barriers, initially for students in the Tacoma and Pierce County, WA, communities. We've now expanded to serve the greater Puget Sound area.
Our original emphasis focused on students who had either been suspended or expelled or had dropped out of Tacoma public schools.
From 2012 we have been developing additional criteria regarding workforce development, post-traumatic stress disorder and urban agriculture. Our urban agriculture curriculum is available for implementation anywhere after a brief training curriculum.
Maxine Mimms Academies has developed several alternative innovated methods to better serve the education of youth. By providing a team of trainers to help target populations with live webinars, workshops, and web based E- training.
Our agency's educational structure was instrumental in the Achievement Gap research study and endorsed by the Tacoma Urban League. Maxine Mimms Academies has received grants, gifts, and donations, from public and private sector funding sources in support of its interdisciplinary approach to education.
Maxine Mimms Academies complies with all federal and state laws and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national orientation or ancestry, sensory mental or physical disability or use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, age, familial, or marital status, prior veteran or military status. This applies to all educational programs and extracurricular activities.