Primm Tabernacle African-Methodist-Episcopal Church has endured for 117 years “by God’s amazing grace” and with parishioners’ commitment to the Pomona community. It has established Primm Economical Development Corporation, a 501c3 organization. Primm programs include the Kathy Moore Learning Center for tutorial and academic enrichment; Masters Academy, a cooperative college prep venture with the University of La Verne and Xamaze for 8th- to 11th-grade students; and Richard Allen Men Mentoring Project at Pomona’s Pueblo School. The church takes part in the Angel Tree Ministry, a mentoring program for children of incarcerated parents. Other Primm programs are Golden Share, a monthly food discount service for low-income families; New Directions, an afterschool program for foster children; a food pantry to distribute free staples, to poor families; Reaching Beyond The Stars awards for students and teachers; and academic scholarships. Primm’s history of service to children, community and education has sustained the church’s vision and vitality.

Board of Directors

President/CEO – Mitchell Melvin

Secretary – Dorothy Bamgboye

Treasurer – Janice Allen

Director 1 – Stephen Pierson

Director 2 – Lillie Russell

Population Groups Served

PRIMM serves people of all ages and backgrounds in Pomona and surrounding areas area of the Pomona Valley. Our community is approximately 12% African-American, 54% Hispanic/Latino, 8% Pacific Islander and 25% Caucasian.