Rashida Mims is a native Washingtonian. She holds an undergraduate degree in African-American Studies and Education from Howard University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Howard University School of Law.
“I consider myself a lifelong learner” Mims has held leadership positions in education, legislative affairs, criminal justice reform, nonprofit organizations and the private sector. Designing programs that foster interagency collaboration in both federal and DC government agencies. But as a former entrepreneur Mims is most proud of the creative work she did that fostered the development of Sun Gallery Goldsmiths and 1800 Belmont Arts Collective, pioneering what the current art collectives in the African diaspora looks like locally and in several cities across the country.
With combined expertise in the arts, public and nonprofit sector and 15 years success as an entrepreneur her role as executive director is the next chapter in her journey as Consultant – Connector- Creative.
“Join me as I take on this challenge to build creative opportunities for literacy in the rural communities we serve and bridge the gap to engage like minded friends, associates and the general public to commit themselves to serve in some way the mission of LEAP. “ Rashida Mims