The Mind Trust’s Fellowships

With a uniquely supportive policy landscape, highly-collaborative community, and well-resourced supports, The Mind Trust’s Fellows successfully launch equity-focused public schools and join a network of passionate leaders.

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Emerging Leaders Fellowship

The Emerging Leaders Fellowship is a three-year fellowship for leaders who are eager to expand their impact on our city’s students. Educators who hold roles like Director of Special Education, Assistant Principal, Multilingual Learners Coordinator, or Dean of Culture are likely a good fit for this fellowship opportunity. 

School Launch Fellowship

To help grow high-quality schools in Indianapolis, The Mind Trust invites high-performing charter and innovation school networks to select leaders for the School Launch Fellowship. Fellows are given sufficient planning time and resources to grow or replicate an existing charter school network. 

In close collaboration with their network leadership, Fellows will launch a new campus of an existing network or significantly expand the number of students an existing school can serve.

Fellows receive personalized coaching, resources, and training throughout the program, as well as ongoing support once schools are launched. Since 2013, The Mind Trust’s Fellows have launched 28 charter and innovation schools in Indianapolis.

Previous Fellowship opportunities

The Mind Trust is proud to support talented educators with developing, launching, and leading great public schools. Learn more about our earlier Fellowship opportunities below.

Innovation School Fellowship

The Mind Trust created the Innovation School Fellowship in 2014 in partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools and the Mayor’s Office of Education Innovation to develop and launch new innovation network schools within IPS. Innovation network schools are autonomous schools that are part of a public school district. Innovation School Fellows have launched high-quality public schools across Indianapolis, including BELIEVE Circle City High School, Paramount Cottage Home, and Adelante Schools.

Charter School Fellowship

The Mind Trust’s Charter School Fellowship was created to give talented leaders the time and resources needed to launch a high-quality independent public charter school. Fellows could propose a new school model to develop and launch. Charter School Fellows have launched high-quality public schools across Indianapolis, including Herron Prep Academy, Paramount Englewood, and Invent Learning Hub.

Education Entrepreneur Fellowship

To help solve education challenges in our city, The Mind Trust launched the Education Entrepreneur Fellowship, which gave one to two years of training, support, and resources to leaders to found an education nonprofit organization. Education Entreprenuer Fellows have founded Enroll Indy, EmpowerED Families, and Teach Plus.

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