In 2016, only 15,000 of the 45,000 kids within Indianapolis Public Schools boundaries were enrolled in high-quality public schools. Thus, we set out to more than double the number of students who attend a high-quality school by 2023 through our High Quality Schools Plan. Since launching our plan, we have raised over $30 million as of the beginning of 2019. By investing these funds in our local school communities, we are well on our way to realizing the vision of more than doubling the number of students who attend a high-quality school by 2023.
The Mayor’s Office, IPS and other community partners are doing great work to provide more great schools in our community. To build on this great work, we have developed a comprehensive strategy for growing great schools and ensuring their success involving three pillars:
The Mind Trust will equip a diverse corps of some of the nation’s best education innovators to launch great schools with guaranteed autonomy and strong accountability for results.
Talented educators are the most essential ingredient to great schools’ success, which is why The Mind Trust will continue to invest in proven teacher pipelines and new strategies for developing talent.
The Mind Trust will focus on building awareness of education change, engaging civic leaders as advocates to support education reform, and helping school leaders engage families so schools launch with community support.
We need your support to transform education in Indianapolis for all students. To learn more about how you can get involved, email Stacy Helmuth, The Mind Trust’s Director of Development, or call her at (317) 352-3455.