Current initiatives

The Mind Trust engages with students, parents, community leaders, and educators to transform education in Indianapolis. Learn how you can get involved in our high-impact programs.

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For Families and Community

Indy Summer Learning Labs

Indy Summer Learning Labs are back for summer 2022! Students who will be entering grades 1-9 in fall 2022 can sign up to participate in this 5-week program at sites across Marion County. Each site will have daily English and math instruction AND fun activities. The 2022 program dates are June 21 – July 22. Stay tuned for more information on site locations and registration in early April.

Indiana Learning Lab

The Indiana Learning Lab is an online platform full of easily accessible eLearning resources and lesson ideas that are grounded in solid instructional pedagogy. The Learning Lab is funded by the Indianapolis e-Learning Fund, and provides educators and families with the support they need to support students. Sign up for a free account to access to education experts via live chat, weekly eLearning webinars, and an open community forum to collaborate with others across the state of Indiana.

For School Leaders and Teachers

Indy Summer Learning Lab teacher and teacher aid positions

The Mind Trust and United Way of Central Indiana are now accepting applications for Indy Summer Learning Lab (ISLL) teacher and teacher aide positions for programming in June and July 2022. Applications for in-person and virtual roles are open for sites across Marion County. ISLL teachers will be paid up to $10,000. ISLL teacher aides will be paid up to $25 per hour.

Teach Indy Educators Conference | April 29-30

This free, virtual two-day event – created for teachers, by teachers – is designed to develop teachers’ knowledge in support of student achievement, share best practices, celebrate classroom excellence, and champion the exceptional educators who impact the lives of our students each day. The conference is powered by The Mind Trust with the support of Teach Indy community partners.


The Mind Trust has launched DriveIndySchools, a pilot that will explore a collaborative, community-driven solution to public school transportation challenges. The pilot will offer five schools efficient routing services, operational support, and bus driver recruitment and training to help meet the transportation needs of students and families. DriveIndySchools is a partnership between The Mind Trust, 4mativ Technologies, Miller Transportation, Believe Circle City High School, Global Preparatory Academy, Invent Learning Hub, Promise Prep, and Rooted School Indianapolis.

Surge Academy Indianapolis

Empowering teachers and education leaders of color to transform education and pursue equity, Surge Academy Indianapolis is an intensive, six-month fellowship program specifically designed for leaders of color working in education or youth-serving organizations who want to expand their leadership capacity and skill sets.