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

Martindale Brightwood Community Development Corporation (MBCDC) is the driving force providing a better life for Martindale Brightwood residents.



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

      Headline: It is nice to meet You!

      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.

      OUR STAFF


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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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                  Paul Wm. Barrett, Sr.
                  Consultant/Career Navigator

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                      Danielle Sims 
                      Consultant/ Career Navigator

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                          Brianna Ingram 
                          Administrative Coordinator


                              OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS


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                              Patrick Wooten
                              President

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                                  Angela Byers
                                  Vice President

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                                      Gina Coleman
                                      Treasurer

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                                          Julie Davis
                                          Secretary

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                                              Tasha Huddleston 

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                                                  Onyette Hamiter 

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                                                      Daniel Kinnamon

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                                                          Benjamin Reed

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                                                              Brian Robinson

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                                                              Senator Jean Breaux

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                                                              Delma Williams

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                                                              Gayle Spicer

                                                              OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS


                                                              Brightwood Concerned Citizens

                                                              President: Vernon Compton

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

                                                                  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.

                                                                          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.