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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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| December 8, 2020
‘It’s a rich, thoughtful program’: a conversation with Innovation School Fellow Geoff Fenelus

Geoff Fenelus first heard about Surge Institute while attending an Education Leaders of Color convening in 2019 during his first year of his Innovation School Fellowship with The Mind Trust. A panel talked about Surge Institute and participants shared the impact it had on their leadership development. Later at that convening, Geoff ran across Surge Institute’s founder Carmita Semaan. He recalls, “When I met Carmita I thought, wow, she is a dynamic leader. But at that point in time, Surge was nowhere near Indianapolis.”

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| December 7, 2020
At Your School and Indy Parks partner with The Mind Trust to open four new Community Learning Site locations

The Mind Trust today announced that four new Community Learning Sites are open to families in partnership with At Your School (AYS) and Indy Parks. There are now 26 open Community Learning Sites, which are small hubs that provide eLearning support and supervision at no cost to Indianapolis families with the capacity to serve 882 students.

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