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| August 16, 2019
The Mind Trust receives $4.6 million from the Walton Family Foundation to support high-quality teachers, leaders, and schools

INDIANAPOLIS—(August 16, 2019)—The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, today announced that it has received a $4.6 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation to support the growth and success of high-quality teachers, leaders, and schools in Indianapolis. The grant will provide funding for the recently-launched Relay Graduate School of Education (Relay) Teaching Residency, The Mind Trust’s School Leader Fellowships, and The Mind Trust’s general operations.

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| August 12, 2019
New hire to lead The Mind Trust’s communications strategy

Indianapolis – (August 12, 2019) – The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, has hired Kateri Whitley as Director of Communications. Whitley will lead The Mind Trust’s internal and
external communications efforts across the organization to support its work of attracting and training world-class talent, launching and supporting high-quality schools, and engaging the Indianapolis community.

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| July 10, 2019
The Mind Trust, IPS, Mayor’s Office name new school leader fellows to design transformational school models

INDIANAPOLIS – (July 10, 2019) The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, today announced the members of its 2019 cohort of school leader fellows to launch high-quality public schools. Geoffrey Fenelus of New York City; Eddie Rangel and Matthew Rooney of Indianapolis; and Jenn Watts and Nikki J. Henson of Indianapolis will spend one or two full years at The Mind Trust designing school models that meet specific needs of students in Indianapolis. They will join 2018 fellows Kimberly Neal and Alicia Hervey, who are completing the final year of their fellowships.

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| June 27, 2019
The Mind Trust selects Far Eastside community leader to launch independent education advocacy nonprofit for families

Indianapolis – (June 27, 2019) – The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, today announced the selection of Ashley Virden as its next Education Entrepreneur Fellow. Virden will spend two full years creating an independent nonprofit organization that will engage and empower Indianapolis parents and families to advocate for the changes they believe are needed to ensure that every student, no exceptions, has access to a high-quality school.

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| June 12, 2019
The Mind Trust awards $15,000 to expand student access to Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis programs

INDIANAPOLIS—(June 12, 2019)—The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, today announced that it has selected the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis (BGCI) to receive a $15,000 School-Community Partnership Investment to expand its programming for students attending charter and Innovation Network Schools in Indianapolis. Through this partnership, not only will more Indianapolis students have a safe place to go after school, but more students will be able to participate in BGCI’s transformative educational and character-building programs.

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