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 School Fellowship application is now open! Educators with at least 5-7 years of school leadership experience can receive time and resources to launch a new public charter school.
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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

  • Racism, discrimination, privilege, and oppression in our education system and society at-large have deeply adverse effects on students of color and must be disrupted.
  • 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.