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| July 9, 2020
The Mind Trust promotes Patrick Jones to Senior Vice President of Leadership and Equity

The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, has announced the promotion of Patrick Jones to Senior Vice President of Leadership and Equity. He will join the organization’s leadership team.

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| June 22, 2020
Supporting Student Success in an Era of E-Learning

COVID-19 has highlighted a longstanding reality: many Indianapolis families struggle to afford high-speed internet service and lack access to the devices students need to learn remotely. This poses a looming challenge in an era of increased e-learning and threatens to widen existing opportunity gaps based on race and class. Extended periods of e-learning have also […]

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| June 3, 2020
A Message of Hope and Accountability from our CEO Brandon Brown

Throughout the past several days, I have focused my energy inward: on my team at The Mind Trust where many of our colleagues – especially our Black colleagues – are deeply hurting. And on having countless conversations with my wife and our two boys about what more we should be doing to support Black activists and to ensure that our family’s actions are consistent with our professed values. One thing is clear: it’s long past time to stamp out the anti-Blackness that is pervasive in our society that literally is a matter of life and death every day for our Black brothers and sisters.

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| April 6, 2020
Arlington Woods School 99 hosts parent engagement event to inform, empower parents

The Indianapolis Public Schools Board of Commissioners recently approved Arlington Woods Elementary School 99 (AWS) as one of the newest Innovation Network Schools in the district. At the start of the 2020-2021 academic year, AWS will officially become a “jumpstart” Innovation Network School, operated by the nonprofit organization Sankofa School of Success (Sankofa). However, according to AWS Principal Tihesha Henderson, who is also the founder of Sankofa, many parents still want more information about what this change means for their students. To address that need, AWS planned and hosted a Parent Engagement event about Innovation Network Schools and their school’s transition.

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| March 3, 2020
Global Preparatory Academy Choir Performs During Historic Event, Despite Transportation Challenges

The Global Prep Academy at Riverside 44 (GPA) Choir recently had a Black History Month celebration gig at the Indiana Historical Society as part of the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) 43rd Black Heritage Ceremony. And the choir’s 25 students in grades 2-5 knocked it out of the park!

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