About Us

About The Founder

Mimi Pierre Johnson was born in Haiti and moved with her family to the United States in 1970. Mimi is married to Stanley Johnson and lives in Elmont with their 2 children Tamar and Aaron. In her twenties Mimi garnered an art degree and decided to go to Haiti, where she joined a mission group and taught art, provided translation and illustrated books for the mission. Mimi assisted a local church in organizing around language education for the families in the parish. While in Haiti Mimi taught art to fifth and six grades at Quisqueyia Christian School in Port-Au-Prince.

Mimi has served as President of Argo Civic (a local community civic group) in Elmont, New York for seven years where she worked on a host of community based issues. A former V.P. of Community Coalition Counsel in Elmont, and a candidate for the redistricted 21st Assembly District during the 2010 campaign cycle.

Mimi served as the President of Haitian American Political Action Committee of NY, (HAPAC), President and CEO of Elmont Cultural Center, former Director of Children Church at Church of the Harvest ministry in Elmont and serves as an elected trustee board member of the Elmont Memorial Public Library.

Mimi successfully runs political campaigns as well as issue based campaigns on Long Island. She enjoys empowering people in underserved and immigrant communities, through many workshops and training directly in neighborhoods that need it the most. For many years Mimi has worked as a political and issue base organizer for New York Communities for Change on a host of issues on local, county, state and nationwide level such as building coalitions through relationship building. Mimi is an activist and a community organizer She also organizes in the Haitian community building a strong coalition politically and educating on the process of inclusion into the system in the United States.

Mimi is now a local radio host where she conducts a live call in radio broadcast, Info Kreyol on Radio-Kreyol on Saturdays. Mimi is passionate about her community and meeting the needs of each person, family and business.

Our Vision

Elmont Cultural Center, Inc. has a variety of programs we wish to offer. Our organization will offer a referral service as well as financial assistance for job training for people who have criminal records. The programs we are currently looking to assist them in are CDL classes and hospitality training, but we may expand based off of our client’s interests. There is no limit to the number of individuals we will assist, but the financial assistance will be limited to what our organization has available. Currently, we will meet with clients on an as need basis, but once we obtain an office space we will set up appointments and offer walk-in clients. They must attend an interview and discuss their goals and what kind of training that they would like to attend.