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| April 10, 2019
National teacher residency program to launch in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS — (April 10, 2019) — Today, the Indiana State Board of Education approved Relay Graduate School of Education, a nonprofit accredited institution of higher education, to prepare aspiring teachers for Indiana certification through its Teaching Residency program in Indianapolis. The Relay Teaching Residency is one of the largest and most diverse educator residency programs in the country. The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based nonprofit, has raised an initial $3.5 million to support the expansion of Relay Graduate School of Education to Indiana and the launch of the Relay Teaching Residency program in Indianapolis.

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| March 5, 2019
The Mind Trust hires educator Sara Marshall to advance talent work

Indianapolis – (March 5, 2019) – The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, has hired Sara Marshall as Senior Director of Talent. She will support The Mind Trust’s mission to provide every student in Indianapolis, no exceptions, access to a high-quality education.

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| March 4, 2019
Kennedy King Memorial Initiative receives $10,000 from The Mind Trust to train 30 local teachers on the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Speak Truth to Power Curriculum

INDIANAPOLIS (March 4, 2019) – The Kennedy King Memorial Initiative (KKMI), an Indianapolis-based nonprofit, today announced that it has been awarded a $10,000 School-Community Partnership Investment from local education nonprofit The Mind Trust to provide training and curriculum support to local educators on the RFK Human Rights Speak Truth to Power curriculum.

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| February 26, 2019
The Mind Trust commits $1 million to make long-vacant P.R. Mallory Building new home of Purdue Polytechnic High School and Paramount Englewood

Indianapolis – (February 25, 2019) – The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, today announced a $1 million award to the John Boner Neighborhood Centers in support of the $36 million revitalization of the long-vacant P.R. Mallory Building. The Mind Trust’s award supports critical renovations that will make the historic near eastside factory the permanent home of two of Indianapolis’ premier charter schools: Purdue Polytechnic High School (PPHS) and Paramount Schools of Excellence’s new campus, Paramount Englewood.

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| January 23, 2019
Indianapolis charter booster launches parent advocacy fellowship

When it comes to reforming education, one local nonprofit that supports charter schools wants parents and families to have a seat at the table.

The Mind Trust announced Wednesday that it is establishing a two-year fellowship to develop a parent advocacy organization — and seeking candidates to be a part of it.

The goal of the fellowship is to empower families — particularly low-income families and families of color — to advocate for changes in their publicly funded schools, said The Mind Trust executive director Brandon Brown.

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