America Walks, Inc.

aka America Walks   |   Annandale, VA   |  http://www.americawalks.org

Mission

The mission of America Walks is to advance safe, equitable, accessible, and enjoyable places to walk and move by giving people and communities the resources to effectively advocate for change.

Ruling year info

1998

Executive Director

Mike McGinn

Main address

PO Box 371

Annandale, VA 22003 USA

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EIN

04-3401323

NTEE code info

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

America Walks empowers communities to create safe, accessible, equitable, and enjoyable places to walk and be physically active. This addresses existing health disparities across the US and increases opportunities for all community members to access school, work, and play.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

The Walking College

This annual distance-education program features self-study, mentored instruction, and team problem-solving. All fellows work to expand their knowledge and skills, share experiences, and prepare plans to expand their work in improving the walkability in their individual communities.

Population(s) Served
Adults

America Walks regularly provides publicly-available, free webinars and Twitter chats for conversations on a variety of topics. This continuing education offers participants from around the US access to expert knowledge, valuable resources, and information that can be used in their work to grow the walking movement and create walkable communities.

Population(s) Served
Adults

This biennial national convening of experts and advocates provides an unparalleled educational opportunity to seasoned professionals, government leaders, nonprofit representatives, and community-based change-makers. The next National Walking Summit will take place September 2017 in St. Paul, MN. Please visit www.walkingsummit.org for more information.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Workshops bring together elected officials, business leaders, and other community members to discuss ways to make walkable streets and safer walking conditions.

Population(s) Served
Adults

This grant program, which provides awards of up to $1,500 to community-level projects, aims to support and grow a nation-wide network of advocates and organizations. Funded projects will increase walking and benefits of walkability in communities, work to develop the walking movement by growing the number and diversity of people and organizations pushing for more walkability, and make walking safe, easy, and enjoyable for all community members.

Population(s) Served
Adults

America Walks represents the walking movement at the federal and national level. In addition to our advocacy efforts, we are members of a number of partnerships and coalitions including the Partnership for Active Transportation, National Complete Streets Coalition, Transportation Equity Caucus and managing the Every Body Walk! Collaborative.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

America Walks is aiming to make walking a part of the daily routine of all community members and a viable transportation alternative to places where people need and want to go.

America Walks works at the local, state, and national level to build capacity among advocates and organizations, share and develop resources to support efforts, and strengthen the voice of the national walking movement. We do this through a robust online education program, on-the-ground support and funding, and developing relationships with local, state, and national partners.

America Walks is a 20-year-old organization that has continued to grow its reach and efforts. Our network of over 30,000 individuals and 700 organizations engage, empower, and advocate on a variety of issues related to walking and walkable communities.

Over the course of 20 years, America Walks has grown its network to include over 30,000 individuals and 700 organizations across the US. Noteworthy accomplishments include the establishment of the Every Body Walk! Collaborative, the launch and success of the Surgeon General's Call to Action on Walking and Walkable Communities, three well-received National Walking Summits, and regular programming offered to thousands of advocates and organizations on a regular basis.

America Walks plans to continue to grow and develop its programming, expand its network, and find new ways to engage with issues that intersect with walking and walkable communities.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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America Walks, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 8/30/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kevin Mills

Rails to Trails

Term: 2014 - 2020

Charles Brown

Rutgers University

Lawrence D. Frank

Urban Design 4 Health, Inc.

Wendy Landman

WalkBoston

Kevin Mills

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Toks Omishakin

Tennessee Department of Transportation

Kathleen Smith

Partners for Health

Veronica Davis

Nspiregreen LLC & Black Women Bike (BWB)

David Dixon

Stantec

Paulina Baeza

INCOG, Tulsa’s Metropolitan Planning Organization

Karin Korb

Lakeshore Foundation

David Sabgir

Walk With a Doc

Greg Miao

ChangeLab Solutions

José de Jesus Leal

MIG

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

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