Campus-Community Initiatives

West Indianapolis Partnerships

Because of our engagement with the Great Indy Neighborhoods Initiative (GINI) and our long-term relationship with George Washington Community High School (GWCHS), our neighborhood partnerships have expanded to include ll of the Near Westside and West Indianapolis neighborhoods.

This expansion includes the Mary Rigg Community Center, the West Indianapolis Development Corporation, Daniel Webster School 46, and William Penn School 49.

History

West Indianapolis has been a family-friendly, blue-collar neighborhood since it was incorporated in 1897. Developed to house workers from the nearby Belt Line Railroad and Union Stockyards, WI’s working class tradition is alive and well today. Eli Lilly, National Starch, IPL, Rolls Royce, and Vertellus all call the neighborhood home.