An innovative and comprehensive approach

At The Mind Trust, we believe dramatically improving educational opportunities for all Indianapolis students requires an innovative and comprehensive approach. We're building a network of talented people who are working to transform public education in Indianapolis. We do this by recruiting world-class education reform groups to our city and enticing the best education innovators to launch life-changing schools and initiatives here. We're also developing bold plans to change the city's education system and collaborating with groups across the city to advance our ideas for reform.

Impact story

Earl Martin Phalen

Earl Martin Phalen grew up in foster care in Massachusetts at a time when 70 percent of black boys in the system would end up in prison by age 21. Phalen instead attended Yale University and Harvard Law School and has become one of the nation's best education innovators.