Local|Press Releases | May 11, 2018

The Mind Trust gives start-up award to Allegiant Prep Charter School

Indianapolis—(May 11, 2018)—The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, awarded a $100,000 Implementation Award to Allegiant Preparatory Academy Charter School. The award will help offset start-up costs as the school prepares to open this fall.

Allegiant Preparatory Academy is a K-8 school founded by Indianapolis-native Rick Anderson that will open on the near Westside of Indianapolis in the fall of 2018. The Mind Trust’s Implementation Award for Allegiant Preparatory Academy will allow the school to hire staff before state funding begins in July and offset non-recurring costs associated with the startup of a new school, such as furniture, equipment, curriculum, and textbooks.

“Research indicates that a strong start is a critical factor in determining the long-term success of new schools,” said Brandon Brown, CEO of The Mind Trust. “This award provides the team at Allegiant Prep with access to additional resources and expertise as they work to open a new high-quality school on Indianapolis’ Westside.”

“Allegiant Prep Academy seeks to equip and inspire the next generation of this city’s leaders through high expectations and community partnerships,” says Rick Anderson, Founder and Head of School of Allegiant Preparatory Academy. “We are humbled to receive this start-up award from The Mind Trust and will work diligently to build an enduring educational institution for the Westside of Indianapolis.”

About The Mind Trust

The Mind Trust is a nonprofit striving to give every Indianapolis student access to an excellent, high-quality public school.  The Mind Trust does this by through recruiting and empowering top talent, launching and supporting new, innovative and high-quality public schools in Indianapolis, and engaging community stakeholders in conversations about innovation in public education.

Since 2006, The Mind Trust has supported or incubated 17 schools, attracted and placed more than 1000 teachers and school leaders, and raised more than $73 million to bring innovative ideas into Indianapolis classrooms. More information can be found at www.themindtrust.org.