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The purpose of the Association for the Improvement of Minorities is to educate and develop our members to their fullest career and personal potential, and instill in them the highest degree of confidence in their abilities; in a manner that is free from negative influence and discriminatory policies and practices. To achieve that purpose, we will:

A.    Educate and Counsel our members as to opportunities for career and personal advancement;
B.    Foster Equal Employment Opportunity;
C.    Provide a Self-Help Network to further the general welfare of our members;
D.    Promote local and community wide services that assist individuals seeking career and educational support;
E.    Cooperate with all government agencies and other organizations in taking lawful actions to ensure the removal of discriminatory policies and practices.

Our History
What We Do
Where we are

The Association For The Improvement Of Minorities in the Internal Revenue Service (AIM-IRS) was founded in October 1969 because of barriers and impediments placed on minority employees seeking career advancement. Black employees from the cities of Washington D. C., Baltimore, Wilmington, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Newark convened in Atlantic City, New Jersey, to discuss Equal Employment Opportunities. From that initial meeting, a second seminar was planned for the following Spring

The seminar was organized and those instrumental in formulating the first conference were Wyatt Trent, Thomas Boyd, and Raymond Knight. Regional Commissioner, Dean Barron, also showed an interest in the organization by attending the conference and sharing his ideas on EEO objectives.

AIM-IRS has been responsible for initiating classes to develop the career and educational needs of minorities. AIM-IRS has sponsored classes on how to pass the Federal Entrance Examination and the Pace Test; classes in Tax Research.

In 2012 AIM had 47 chapters in 32 states with over 2000 members nationally.

In the Community

AIM is very involved in the local communities we live in. Some of the activities include: Building homes with Habitat for Humanity, Distributing school supplies to local schools, assisting at food banks, adopting schools , Book drives, voter registration, support for Memphis Black Arts, and many many more worthy causes and organizations 

Meet The Executive Team


James Kent

National President

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Steven L. Harris

National Senior Vice President 

Our Leadership

Executive Committee


James E. Kent National President

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Steven L. Harris National Sr. Vice President


JaRita Johnson Immediate Past National President & Advisory Committee Chair


Gwenda Carter-Louis 

Central Regional Vice President


Nureldeen Storey 

Mid-Atlantic Regional Vice President


Mimi Orr-Tubbs 

Midwest Regional Vice President


Michael Lynch Southeast Regional Vice President


Gloria G. White Southwest Regional Vice President


Kawana White Western Regional Vice President

IRS Executive Sponsors

National Administrative Staff

National Advisory Committee

National Committee Chairs

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