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Transformative education. Rooted in equity.

The Mind Trust invests in public education to transform lives in neighborhoods across Indianapolis. We work with our community toward a day when race and income are no longer predictors of life outcomes.

Celebrating 18 years of impact in Indianapolis.

In 2006, former Indianapolis mayor Bart Peterson and David Harris founded The Mind Trust to help Indianapolis think bigger about education. Since then, The Mind Trust has:

Our Current Initiatives

The Mind Trust works with educators, parents, students, and community members to transform education in Indianapolis. Our high-impact programs empower people and neighborhoods for lasting change.