"Gun violence in our communities has reached epidemic proportions. However, once it touches your family, you can no longer sit by and let others take charge. As Shirley Chisholm said 'You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas."
yvette c. mimms
Yvette C. Mimms, a native New Yorker, was educated in the New York City Public Schools and upon graduation from high school, attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Law in 1982. She then pursued her interest in law, earning her Juris Doctorate degree at Howard University School of Law in 1985.
Yvette’s desire to ensure the safety of students, vulnerable adults, and organizational integrity developed during her tenure with the New York City Board of Education from 1986 – 1999 where she worked as a Confidential Investigator, Conflict of Interest Specialist, and Administrative Hearing Officer for students with Special Needs and Assistant Director of the Special Education Hearing Office. She also served as an adjunct professor at the College of New Rochelle, School of New Resources from 1990-1995.
Yvette has been employed by Pearson, Inc. since 2000 as a Senior Content Specialist working in the area of Implementation and Fidelity, for the US Learning Services division. A woman of many interests with a genuine desire to help other people was evident when she became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a public service sorority in 1979. Yvette has served the Harlem, Brooklyn, Prince Georges County, Fort Washington and Charles County communities during her 38 years of membership. In addition, she has volunteered at the House of Ruth in Washington, DC along with various ministries at her church. Yvette is also the Founder and CEO of Mimms and Associates, a Professional Services Company focused on supporting small businesses.
Yvette has public speaking experience at the Success by Design America’s Choice National Conference and the Blackboard Users Conference as a presenter on online portal systems. In addition, she is the recipient of the Unsung Shero Award presented by The Sanctuary at Kingdom Square, 2014. Above all the joy of serving her community, the true love of Yvette’s life is her family. She has been married to Curtis O. Mimms for 18 years and is the proud parent of Maurice R. Mimms, a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County