Press Releases | August 21, 2015

The Mind Trust, UNCF to host community conversation with local educators on ‘What Makes a Great School’

Indianapolis – The Mind Trust and UNCF will host another in a series of "community conversations" designed to engage the local community in discussions around improving public education in Indianapolis.

The topic of August’s panel discussion will be "What Makes a Great School" and will feature conversations with local educators and education experts.

When: Thursday, August 27; 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Where: Ivy Tech Corporate Culinary Center, 2820 N. Meridian St.

Joyce Akridge, principal, Carl Wilde Elementary School, (IPS #79)
Mariama Carson, founder & principal, Global Preparatory Academy
Teresa Meredith, president, Indiana State Teachers Association
Earl Martin Phalen, founder, Phalen Leadership Academies
Dr. Ena Shelly, dean, Butler University College of Education

RSVP: Seating is limited, so those wishing to attend should register at by August 20.

For the past several years, The Mind Trust has partnered with UNCF, the nation’s largest
 and most effective minority education organization, to engage Indianapolis faith leaders, elected officials, educators, civic leaders and other key stakeholders in conversations about the best ways to improve educational opportunities in Indianapolis.

Indianapolis was one of four cities selected by UNCF as a focus of its community engagement work in K-12 education.