Press Releases | January 19, 2016

The Mind Trust, UNCF to host community conversation on ‘School Equity’ next month

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 February’s panel discussion will be “School Equity” and will feature conversations with local leaders on ensuring equity in school discipline policies, racial and equity training, administration of special education services and a communitywide effort to highlight school equity.

When: Thursday, February 18; 5:30 – 7 p.m.

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

Carole Craig, education consultant
Dr. Wanda Legrand, deputy superintendent, Indianapolis Public Schools
Emily Pelino, executive director, KIPP Indy Public Schools
Ahmed Young, director, Mayor’s Office of Education Innovation

RSVP: Seating is limited, so those wishing to attend should register at by February 11.

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.