World-class education for every child

Empowering students, educators, and communities in Indianapolis

1750+ new teachers
45 schools launched
50% fellows of color
$186M+ for public schools
Our statement on IPS' proposed operating referendum.
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The Mind Trust invests in public education to transform lives in neighborhoods across Indianapolis. We work toward a day when race and income are no longer predictors of life outcomes.

Our non-partisan goal is clear:
Ensuring Indianapolis is a city where every child has access to an excellent education, in pursuit of a day when race and income are no longer predictors of life outcomes by tripling the number of students within Indianapolis Public Schools geography who are academically proficient by 2027.

We believe

  • Our education system has never effectively served Black, Latino, or low-income students.
  • All children can excel with great teachers and school leaders who are empowered with the autonomy to innovate and make decisions at the school and classroom levels.
  • Neighborhoods and communities most impacted by educational inequity must be the ones to drive systemic changes in our educational system.