The organization is divided into 7 regions with a total of 32 Chapters. Houston is located in the Southwest region.
The Sizzlin Southwest consist of seven chapters in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Utah and Arizona. The Sizzlin Southwest:
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.
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.