About

Created in 1992, the Martindale-Brightwood Community Development Corporation (MBCDC) was formed to provide services designed to address the challenges and needs of residents living in a distressed neighborhood, Martindale Brightwood, located approximately five miles northeast of downtown Indianapolis. The mission of MBCDC is to be a catalyst for the sustainable growth and economic development of the Martindale-Brightwood Community. Our mission is achieved by providing programs and services that address affordable housing, housing counseling, employment assistance, education, environmental justice, economic and small business development.


OUR MISSION

Our mission is to be a catalyst in the sustainable development of the Martindale Brightwood community through housing, employment, economic development and environmental justice.

OUR VISION

We envision just and thriving neighborhoods in Martindale Brightwood where all residents have the knowledge, social capital, and access to resources that allow them to continually improve the community for current residents and future generations to come.


WE BELIEVE IN

  • Safe places to live.
  • An ideal place to maintain and grow quality businesses.
  • A great place to raise our families.
  • We deserve access to a wide variety of resources as other communities.
  • In a safe, clean, healthy, economically vibrant community.
  • Our community is responsible and accountable for its actions.
  • Helping those that are in need.

      OUR VALUES

      • Community Service
      • Collaboration
      • Quality of Life
      • Society
      • Justice
      • Education
      • Economic Growth


      MBCDC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement


      Our culture and identity are an integral part of our contribution wherever we are. Therefore, our MBCDC team appreciates the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are. We are committed to making all people feel included and respected through engagement.

      Creating an environment of equity is not just the right thing, it is a smart thing to do. We encourage our team members to grow their network and to seek value in diversity. We trust that the most innovative initiatives flourish when mixed experiences unite.


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      OUR Team


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      Amina B. Pierson
      Executive Director

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      Julie Barrett
      Workforce Development Program Manager

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          Keysha Toran 
          Program Coordinator

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              Joi Harmon  Deputy Director

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                  Paul Wm. Barrett, Sr.
                  Consultant/ Career Navigator

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                  Danielle Sims 
                  Consultant/ Career Navigator

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                      Brianna Ingram 
                      Administrative Coordinator

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                          Gina Coleman
                          Information Management Officer

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                              Troy Turner
                              THA Construction/Partner



                              OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS


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                              Tosha Huddleston
                              President

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                                  Angela Byers
                                  Vice President

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                                      Daniel Kinnamon
                                      Treasurer

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                                          Julie Davis
                                          Secretary

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                                              Patrick Wooten 

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                                                  Onyette Hamiter 

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                                                      Benjamin Reed

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                                                          Gayle Spicer

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                                                          Brian Robinson

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                                                          Senator Jean Breaux

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                                                          Delma Williams

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                                                          Jennifer Mentink



                                                          OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS


                                                          Hillside Neighborhood Association

                                                          President: Willie Hawkins

                                                          Contact: 317-294-8695

                                                          Meets the 1st Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the JTV Hill Center.



                                                              One Voice Martindale-Brightwood

                                                              President: James Wilson

                                                              Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at 37 Place, 2605 East 25th Street.


                                                                  Brightwood Concerned Citizens

                                                                  President: Vernon Compton

                                                                  Meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Brightwood Library.


                                                                  Oakhill Neighborhood Association

                                                                  President: Frankie Casel-Baker

                                                                  Contact: (317) 925-0954

                                                                  Meets the 3rd Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Douglass Park Family Center.


                                                                  Ralston-Hovey Neighborhood Association

                                                                  President: Tony Knight

                                                                  Contact: charlestonyknight@yahoo.com

                                                                  Meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Great Commission Church, 3302 N. Arsenal Avenue.