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| January 19, 2021
The Mind Trust and United Way of Central Indiana launch summer learning initiative for Marion County students with $500k initial investment

The Mind Trust (TMT) and United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) today announced a joint investment of $500,000 to launch a community-based initiative to accelerate learning for Marion County students this summer. The initiative will focus on Indianapolis’ highest need neighborhoods and will build on existing efforts, such as The Mind Trust’s Community Learning Sites, and United Way’s long-standing partnerships with youth-serving community organizations to mitigate learning loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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| January 14, 2021
‘Every kid deserves to have a champion’: a conversation with Patrick Jones

After joining the Mind Trust in July 2018, Patrick Jones spent the first two years of his tenure supporting and coaching Fellows through the school development process. But just a few months into the pandemic, he was presented with a new opportunity and a new challenge with his promotion to Senior Vice President of Leadership and Equity in July 2020.

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January 13, 2021
From our CEO: the insurrection directly reflects changes needed in our education system

Like many, I’ve reflected a great deal over the past several days on the insurrection at the United States Capitol and the events leading up to this attack on our democracy. As I watched the attack on television, I found myself unable to comprehend how a mob of mostly white Trump supporters could so easily break into the most sacred symbol of our democracy while both the Senate and House were in session. 

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December 22, 2020
Our Holiday Service Project: 2020 edition

One of The Mind Trust’s staff traditions our team cherishes most is our holiday service project. Normally, our whole team gathers to volunteer in a way that directly impacts Indianapolis schools and families. This tradition, like so many others, looks a little different for 2020.  However, we were adamant that we find a way to […]

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| December 17, 2020
‘Education is still pretty darn clutch’: a conversation with Lauren Rush

With four kids under the age of ten, two of them engaged in eLearning, and Lauren Rush and her husband both working from home, two problems Lauren says she has not experienced during the pandemic are boredom and loneliness. “The pandemic has required me to be more flexible in supporting on the kid front, helping them maintain their sanity alongside getting my work done, often at different times.”

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