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Press Releases | November 16, 2021

The Mind Trust releases policy and community reports on school transportation in Indiana

The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis based education nonprofit, today released a policy paper and a community report that explore the challenges Hoosier educators and families face in accessing and managing safe, efficient school transportation. The reports recommend updates to Indiana policy that would allow schools of all types the flexibility and partnerships to make critical decisions on student transportation service, including types of vehicles used, increased efficiency on routing, management, operations, and solutions for Indiana’s chronic driver shortage. These innovations are critical to protecting student access to safe, reliable transportation to the school of their choice.

Blog | October 19, 2021

We Want to Create Experiences That Spark Imagination

The Mind Trust’s Go Farther Literacy Fund awarded Center for Leadership Development $2,000 to support their Imani Book Club When The Mind Trust launched the Go Farther Literacy Fund in spring 2021, the Center for Leadership Development (CLD) saw an opportunity to expand its Imani Book Club by applying for support. Their robust and compelling […]

Blog | October 11, 2021

El crear una ciudad más vibrante

Por Miriam Acevedo Davis, miembro de la junta directiva de The Mind Trust y presidenta y directora ejecutiva de La Plaza Read the English version of this story. La educación siempre ha sido un enfoque en La Plaza, donde sirvo como presidente y director ejecutivo. La educación es fundamental para nuestra comunidad. Seguimos siendo testigos […]

Blog | October 11, 2021

Creating a More Vibrant City

By Miriam Acevedo Davis, The Mind Trust Board Member and President and CEO of La Plaza Read the Spanish version of this story. Education has always been a focus at La Plaza, where I serve as President and CEO. Education is critical to our community. We continue to bear witness to disparities in college-going rates […]

Press Releases | October 8, 2021

Black Girl Magic event to examine national survey on Black women’s priorities

The Mind Trust and The Highland Project will host an intimate discussion on Thursday, October 28 at 6:00 p.m., at the Indianapolis Public Library’s Central Library, that will examine the results of The Highland Project’s national report, ”Our Power, Our Legacy”. The report shares results from a national survey of more than 700 African American […]

Press Releases | October 1, 2021

The Mind Trust invests $50,000 in second round of the Go Farther Literacy Fund for Indianapolis students and families

Funds will be awarded directly to families to implement projects that promote student literacy INDIANAPOLIS – (October 1, 2021) — The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, today announced the opening of applications for round two of the Go Farther Literacy Fund. Round one of this initiative launched in March 2021 with $30,000 awarded to 14 […]

Blog | September 29, 2021

We Exist Because of Our Community

By David Spencer, Former The Mind Trust Fellow and current School Leader at KIPP Indy Legacy High When I started with KIPP Indy Public Schools some years ago, school leadership was not brand-new to me. But when they shared the opportunity to do the Innovation School Fellowship with The Mind Trust as part of developing […]

Press Releases | September 28, 2021

The Mind Trust launches free Equity Toolkit resource for schools and organizations

Indianapolis schools will also have the opportunity to receive coaching to develop and implement equity plans INDIANAPOLIS – September 28, 2021 – The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, today announced the launch of the Equity Toolkit, a free, online resource for schools and organizations to help guide, structure, and audit their diversity, equity, and inclusion […]