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| January 29, 2021
The Mind Trust promotes Sonja Peters to Senior Director of School Incubation

The Mind Trust today announced it has promoted Sonja Peters to Senior Director of School Incubation. In this expanded role, she will manage the Innovation and Charter School Fellowships, Education Empowerment Awards and all other investments that support the launch of high-quality public schools in Indianapolis.

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| January 27, 2021
The Mind Trust expands Community Learning Sites in Indianapolis townships and extends initiative for 32 locations through end of school year

The Mind Trust today announced it is extending operations for existing Community Learning Sites and expanding the initiative to locations in four Indianapolis townships. A total of 32 Community Learning Site locations will open with the capacity to provide 603 Indianapolis students with e-learning, academic, and social-emotional support at no cost to their families through June 4, 2021. The Mind Trust has partnered with At Your School, Inc. (AYS) to expand Community Learning Sites in Decatur Township, IPS, Speedway, and Washington Township.

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| January 19, 2021
The Mind Trust and United Way of Central Indiana launch summer learning initiative for Marion County students with $500k initial investment

The Mind Trust (TMT) and United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) today announced a joint investment of $500,000 to launch a community-based initiative to accelerate learning for Marion County students this summer. The initiative will focus on Indianapolis’ highest need neighborhoods and will build on existing efforts, such as The Mind Trust’s Community Learning Sites, and United Way’s long-standing partnerships with youth-serving community organizations to mitigate learning loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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| January 14, 2021
‘Every kid deserves to have a champion’: a conversation with Patrick Jones

After joining the Mind Trust in July 2018, Patrick Jones spent the first two years of his tenure supporting and coaching Fellows through the school development process. But just a few months into the pandemic, he was presented with a new opportunity and a new challenge with his promotion to Senior Vice President of Leadership and Equity in July 2020.

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January 13, 2021
From our CEO: the insurrection directly reflects changes needed in our education system

Like many, I’ve reflected a great deal over the past several days on the insurrection at the United States Capitol and the events leading up to this attack on our democracy. As I watched the attack on television, I found myself unable to comprehend how a mob of mostly white Trump supporters could so easily break into the most sacred symbol of our democracy while both the Senate and House were in session. 

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