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| July 10, 2019
The Mind Trust, IPS, Mayor’s Office name new school leader fellows to design transformational school models

INDIANAPOLIS – (July 10, 2019) The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, today announced the members of its 2019 cohort of school leader fellows to launch high-quality public schools. Geoffrey Fenelus of New York City; Eddie Rangel and Matthew Rooney of Indianapolis; and Jenn Watts and Nikki J. Henson of Indianapolis will spend one or two full years at The Mind Trust designing school models that meet specific needs of students in Indianapolis. They will join 2018 fellows Kimberly Neal and Alicia Hervey, who are completing the final year of their fellowships.

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| June 27, 2019
The Mind Trust selects Far Eastside community leader to launch independent education advocacy nonprofit for families

Indianapolis – (June 27, 2019) – The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, today announced the selection of Ashley Virden as its next Education Entrepreneur Fellow. Virden will spend two full years creating an independent nonprofit organization that will engage and empower Indianapolis parents and families to advocate for the changes they believe are needed to ensure that every student, no exceptions, has access to a high-quality school.

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| June 12, 2019
The Mind Trust awards $15,000 to expand student access to Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis programs

INDIANAPOLIS—(June 12, 2019)—The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, today announced that it has selected the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis (BGCI) to receive a $15,000 School-Community Partnership Investment to expand its programming for students attending charter and Innovation Network Schools in Indianapolis. Through this partnership, not only will more Indianapolis students have a safe place to go after school, but more students will be able to participate in BGCI’s transformative educational and character-building programs.

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| May 1, 2019
The Mind Trust selects 32 local school leaders for national principal fellowship

INDIANAPOLIS—(Wednesday, May 1, 2019)—The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, has announced its third cohort of Indianapolis school leaders that will attend Relay Graduate School of Education’s school leadership programs. Relay is a nationally-recognized graduate school of education that provides next-level training and leadership development to school leaders across the country.

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| April 10, 2019
National teacher residency program to launch in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS — (April 10, 2019) — Today, the Indiana State Board of Education approved Relay Graduate School of Education, a nonprofit accredited institution of higher education, to prepare aspiring teachers for Indiana certification through its Teaching Residency program in Indianapolis. The Relay Teaching Residency is one of the largest and most diverse educator residency programs in the country. The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based nonprofit, has raised an initial $3.5 million to support the expansion of Relay Graduate School of Education to Indiana and the launch of the Relay Teaching Residency program in Indianapolis.

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