Formed in May of 2013, and launching their first route just one month later, WUI (pronounced “woo-y”) has two main components to their program: Educational Route Guides – providing measured routes and themed information about the neighborhood you’re walking through, and Walking Group Coordination – encouraging the formation and sustainability of walking groups through a series of events, workshops, and on-line information.
About Martha Baker Blue (Blue Earth)
Blue Earth is an asset-based community development initiative that celebrates our “Good Stewardship” of the Earth. Martha Baker Blue, a life-long resident of the Historic Watson Park area, developed the initiative to foster our inherent ties to the earth through health, art, and an appreciation for the vibrancy of the world around us through workshops, camps, seminars, and other community-based activities. As a Blue Earth Project, she brings to WUI her passion and expertise in sustainable programming as well as her knowledge of community-based assets. The Mapleton Fall Creek Community Development Corporation (MFCDC), a 501(c)(3), acts as Fiscal Agent for Blue Earth.
About Brenda Havens (Digital Runes)
A self-employed IT Consultant for the last 12 years, Brenda Havens has never driven a car; she brings to WUI a lifetime of experience walking, cycling, and using public transportation as well as her technical skills with data analysis, computer programming, mapping, database controls, technical writing, photography, and desktop publishing. She has made Historic Watson Park her home for the last 24 years and has been actively involved in her neighborhood association, including past member and officer of the board. Her company, Digital Runes, is a registered WBE in the State of Indiana, qualifies as a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and is located in a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone).
Walk Urban Indy, Inc. is a registered business with the State of Indiana and is actively pursuing Federal 501(c)(3) status.
Tax-free donations can be made through our Fiscal Agent:
Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center
1802 North Illinois Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Ann-Marie Taylor, Executive Director
Phone: (317) 920-0330
Fax: (317) 920-0556