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

Aprendiendo en Familia / Learning as a Family

The Mind Trust is launching our first Spanish-language event series for Indianapolis students and families, Aprendiendo en Familia (Learning as a Family). The first event will be on Tuesday, September 21, with a panel of Latino educators, parents, and community members sharing information on how to successfully navigate the new school year.

Las familias están invitadas a un evento gratuito el martes 21 de septiembre para aprender más sobre cómo apoyar la educación de sus hijos. Escucharemos de la experiencia de educadores, padres y otros miembros de la comunidad latina.

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

Innovation School Fellowship (application open through January 9, 2022)

The Innovation School Fellowship helps exceptional school leaders develop sustainable educational models to launch or restart schools within the Indianapolis Public School (IPS) district. Fellows receive personalized coaching, resources, and training throughout the program, and ongoing support once schools are launched. The application for the ninth cohort of Fellows is now open!

Professional Development

The Mind Trust is proud to sponsor several free professional development opportunities for Indianapolis educators throughout the schoolyear. Visit our events page to learn more and register for trainings on social-emotional learning, observation and feedback, building authentic student relationships, and more.


The Mind Trust has launhced 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.

Teach Indy

Teach Indy is a partnership between Indianapolis Public Schools, the Indianapolis Mayor’s Office of Education Innovation and The Mind Trust to recruit, develop, reward, and retain great educators for Indianapolis schools. Teachers can find job postings, resources, and upcoming events created for teachers, by teachers.