| October 6, 2020
The Mind Trust supports 50 DonorsChoose projects to support Indianapolis educators

As part of the College Football Playoff Foundation’s Extra Yard Week that supported teachers across the United States, The Mind Trust invested $100 in 50 DonorsChoose projects, for a total of $5,000, to support teachers and classrooms across Indianapolis, with a special focus on racial equity. Thirteen of these projects were fully funded by this investment.

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| September 21, 2020
The Mind Trust awards $25,000 to ProAct Indy for service learning partnership with two Indianapolis schools

The Mind Trust today announced it has awarded $25,000 to ProAct Indy to support Kids in Action programming at Circle City Prep and Kindezi Academy, two public K-8 schools on the eastside of Indianapolis. Funds will support weekly leadership and social equity workshops for students and monthly service projects that connect employees from local businesses and organizations with the two school communities.

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| 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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