June 30, 2020
The Mind Trust, IPS, and the Mayor’s Office select three school leader fellows to design and lead high-quality public schools

The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, today announced the members of its seventh cohort of school leader fellows to design and lead high-quality public schools. Tariq Al-Nasir of Indianapolis, IN; Morrise Harbour of Washington D.C.; and Francisco Valdiosera of Indianapolis, IN, will spend one to two years developing sustainable school models that attract and […]

Read More Download Press Release
June 25, 2020
The Mind Trust awarded $1.54 million to support Indianapolis schools during critical transition period

Indianapolis — (June 25, 2020) —The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit organization, today announced it has been awarded up to $1.54 million dollars to support Indianapolis schools during the critical period following an abrupt shift to e-learning caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Mind Trust received grants from the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation to support a math instruction pilot and from Glick Philanthropies to support professional development for teachers and school leaders on e-learning and social-emotional learning.

Read More Download Press Release
| June 22, 2020
Supporting Student Success in an Era of E-Learning

COVID-19 has highlighted a longstanding reality: many Indianapolis families struggle to afford high-speed internet service and lack access to the devices students need to learn remotely. This poses a looming challenge in an era of increased e-learning and threatens to widen existing opportunity gaps based on race and class. Extended periods of e-learning have also […]

Read More
| June 3, 2020
A Message of Hope and Accountability from our CEO Brandon Brown

Throughout the past several days, I have focused my energy inward: on my team at The Mind Trust where many of our colleagues – especially our Black colleagues – are deeply hurting. And on having countless conversations with my wife and our two boys about what more we should be doing to support Black activists and to ensure that our family’s actions are consistent with our professed values. One thing is clear: it’s long past time to stamp out the anti-Blackness that is pervasive in our society that literally is a matter of life and death every day for our Black brothers and sisters.

Read More
| May 26, 2020
The Mind Trust awards total of $109,000 to five Talent Innovation Fund recipients

Indianapolis – (May 26, 2020) – The Mind Trust today announced five recipients of Talent Innovation Fund awards, investing $109,000 into projects that will implement locally-driven, creative approaches to help solve an education talent challenge in Indianapolis.

Read More Download Press Release