| 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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December 14, 2020
The Mind Trust receives $500,000 from Lilly Endowment Inc. to expand and sustain Community Learning Sites

The Mind Trust announced it has received $500,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to expand and sustain Community Learning Sites, which are small hubs that provide eLearning support and supervision at no cost to Indianapolis families. The funding will be used to expand the number of Community Learning Site locations and, if necessary, extend site […]

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