World-class education for every child

Empowering students, educators, and communities in Indianapolis

1800+ new teachers
49 schools launched
75% fellows of color
$186M+ for public schools
On Friday, April 19th, The Mind Trust will host Celebrating Education Innovation at the Indiana Roof Ballroom celebrating the leaders, educators, families, and organizations who work tirelessly to ensure Indianapolis students have access to high-quality, equitable education.
Learn more about Celebrating Education Innovation here.

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.