| August 25, 2020
National Fellowship for Education Leaders of Color Welcomes 2021 Indianapolis Cohort

The Surge Institute, a national nonprofit organization, whose mission is to elevate and invest in leaders of color who create transformative change in urban education, has selected 16 Black and Latino leaders for the 2021 inaugural Indianapolis cohort of their Surge Academy Fellowship.

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| August 14, 2020
The Mind Trust invests $200,000 to create Community Learning Sites for Indianapolis families most in need of weekday, in-person eLearning support

Indianapolis – (August 14, 2020) – The Mind Trust today announced it will invest $200,000 in School Community Partnership awards to 11 local nonprofit organizations to fund the creation of Community Learning Sites for working families in Indianapolis who need access to weekday in-person eLearning supervision and support. At least 500 students will be able to immediately register for a Community Learning Site, with sites aiming to launch no later than August 24, 2020. Families will not have to pay a fee and can find registration information at CommunityLearningSites.org. 

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| August 10, 2020
The Mind Trust hires Senior Director of Special Projects

Indianapolis – (August 10, 2020) – The Mind Trust today announced it has hired Porsche Chisley as Senior Director of Special Projects. In this newly-created role, Chisley will be responsible for managing a variety of special projects related to The Mind Trust’s programmatic work, including leading the implementation of the Indiana eLearning Lab in partnership with the Indianapolis eLearning Fund.

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| July 22, 2020
The Mind Trust invests $50,000 in five local community organizations serving Indianapolis youth of color

The Mind Trust today announced that it has awarded $50,000 in School-Community Partnership Investments (SCPI) to five local nonprofit organizations that primarily serve Indianapolis youth of color. The five organizations are: Asante Children’s Theatre, a program of Asante Art Institute; Bloom Project, Inc.; Kheprw Institute; La Plaza; and The Champion Project. SCPI funds will be used to deepen the impact each organization is able to have on student outcomes with new or existing programming for youth in Indianapolis.

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| July 16, 2020
The Mind Trust selects former 100 Black Men executive as next Education Entrepreneur Fellow

The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, has selected Ontay Johnson as its newest Education Entrepreneur Fellow. At the conclusion of the one-year fellowship, Johnson will serve as Executive Director of EmpowerED Families, an independent nonprofit organization The Mind Trust is supporting the launch of to provide opportunities for parents and families to organize around education issues.

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