Blog | June 9, 2021

Meet the Panelists | Community Conversation: Policing in Schools

Districts and schools across the country are examining the role school police and School Resource Officers play in the lives of students. In Indianapolis, local organizations and districts are conducting audits, gathering parent and student input and asking for more accountability. Join Stand for Children Indiana, The Mind Trust and UNCF on Tuesday, June 15 […]

Local | May 24, 2021

Uncertainty is Not an Excuse to Remain on the Sidelines

by Kay Mason, Executive Assistant to the CEO Prior to the last couple of years in my job at The Mind Trust, I had no frame of reference for the phrase “racial equity” or why that might be important. I had spent my whole life thinking it was enough to try to treat everyone the […]

Press Releases | May 10, 2021

The Mind Trust adds two new hires to Development and Racial Equity teams

INDIANAPOLIS – (May 10, 2021) – The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, today announced it has hired Lauren Lopez as Manager of Racial Equity and Leslie Salazar as Manager of Donor Relations. In these new roles, Lopez will help manage the organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion work and Salazar will help grow The Mind Trust’s individual […]

Local | April 28, 2021

Unlearning Cultural Truths, Replacing Them With a Pursuit of Equity

by Amber Audrain, Director of Alignment & Schools Investments My racial consciousness development has been a journey with periods of progress, regression, clarity resulting in leaps of understanding, pitfalls of my own making, and everything in between. It has been a process of unlearning embedded cultural truths and of finding my place in education and […]

Press Releases | April 27, 2021

Indy Summer Learning Labs to Accelerate Learning for Marion County Students

After one of the most challenging school years for students, parents and educators alike, The Mind Trust and United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) today announced plans for the Indy Summer Learning Labs, a free and fun summer learning and enrichment program designed to accelerate academic achievement and address the significant lost learning opportunities caused […]

Press Releases | April 13, 2021

The Mind Trust selects 27 Indianapolis school leaders for national principal fellowship

INDIANAPOLIS—(April 13, 2021)—The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, has announced its fifth cohort of Indianapolis school leaders the organization will sponsor to attend Relay Graduate School of Education’s school leadership programs. Relay is a nationally-recognized, nonprofit graduate school of education that provides next-level training and leadership development to school leaders across the country. With […]

Local | April 7, 2021

Not From Here or There: My Journey in Racial Consciousness Development

by Sara Marshall, Senior Director of Talent I am a third-generation Mexican-American, born in Sonoma, California, to a white father and a Mexican mother. My father traces his roots to England, Ireland, Scotland. On my mother’s side, my great-grandparents immigrated to the US from Mexico. My personal journey of finding pride in my heritage and […]