Investing in what makes the most impact
While a student at Emmerich Manual High School, Lawrence Hemphill assumed he'd follow his father's path and become a drug dealer. But attending a summer workshop hosted by College Summit, a college-access initiative The Mind Trust brought to Indianapolis, made him realize he could achieve much more. He's now a junior at IUPUI with plans of attending law school. Read more about Lawrence's powerful story.
Students like Lawrence support the belief at the heart of The Mind Trust's mission: Every child, regardless of his or her circumstances, can succeed when given the right support. But much work must be done to make stories like Lawrence's more common. That's why we publicly launched our Grow What Works campaign in May 2011.
The campaign supports the growth of our Charter School Incubator, Education Entrepreneur Fellowship and the six programs The Mind Trust has recruited to Indianapolis or helped to launch through our Fellowship that are driving the most significant change in education in our city. They include Teach For America, The New Teacher Project, Summer Advantage USA, College Summit, Stand For Children and Teach Plus. Learn more about the impact of these initiatives.
By bringing some of the best schools and talent in the country to Indianapolis, empowering more talented innovators to start initiatives in the city and increasing the capacity of programs that already are making an incredible difference, we hope to make stories like Lawrence's the norm.