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Press Releases | September 15, 2021

The Mind Trust opens application for ninth cohort of Innovation School Fellowship

The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, today announced the application launch for the ninth cohort of the Innovation School Fellowship. The Innovation School Fellowship is a partnership between The Mind Trust, The Mayor’s Office of Education Innovation (Mayor’s Office), and Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) to attract best-in-class educators to develop and lead high-quality IPS Innovation Network Schools.

Blog | September 8, 2021

Helping More Kids is Our North Star

By Jim Schumacher, The Mind Trust’s Board Chair When I moved back to Indianapolis with my family in 2011, one of my priorities was figuring out how to get involved with the community. I researched and spoke to local leaders and, when it came to the education space, it was clear that The Mind Trust […]

Press Releases | September 2, 2021

Indy Summer Learning Labs Drive Significant Growth in Student Learning

Five-week program led to positive gains in English/Language Arts and Math, shows promise for future summer programs INDIANAPOLIS – Marion County students who attended the Indy Summer Learning Labs, a free, five-week summer learning and enrichment program, saw double-digit gains in language arts and math, according to data released today from The Mind Trust and […]

Blog | August 30, 2021

A Career of Advocacy

by Shannon Williams, The Mind Trust’s Executive Vice President I knew if I ever left the Indianapolis Recorder, my professional home for the better part of two decades, it had to be for somewhere that was mission-aligned with my soul. That mission-aligned opportunity came when I learned about a community engagement role at The Mind […]

Blog | August 11, 2021

Centering Decisions on Kids

by Brandon Brown, The Mind Trust’s CEO Education wasn’t originally my career plan. Truth be told, I didn’t have much of a plan as I entered my senior year at Washington University in St. Louis. But then my parents adopted my youngest sister, who is from China and was orphaned as a baby. The adoption […]

Press Releases | August 11, 2021

DriveIndySchools pilot to help solve bus transportation challenges for Indianapolis schools

INDIANAPOLIS – (August 11, 2021) – The Mind Trust today announced DriveIndySchools, a pilot that will explore a collaborative, community-driven solution to public school transportation challenges. The pilot will offer five schools efficient routing services, operational support, and bus driver recruitment and training to help meet the transportation needs of students and families. DriveIndySchools is a […]

Press Releases | August 3, 2021

The Mind Trust receives $200,000 from Glick Philanthropies to support continued growth of high-quality education opportunities for Indianapolis students

The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, today announced it has received a $200,000 grant from Glick Philanthropies to support the advancement of educational equity in Indianapolis. Glick Philanthropies is a family of charitable initiatives, programs and organizations focused on building community and creating opportunity. Together, Glick Philanthropies strives to strengthen the quality of life in central Indiana and in communities where Gene B. Glick Company properties are located to ensure that people in those communities can reach their full potential and lead lives of dignity.