Author: The Mind Trust

Press Releases | June 28, 2021

The Mind Trust, IPS, & Mayor’s Office select new Innovation School Fellows; Circle City Prep capacity building award

The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based nonprofit, today announced the eighth cohort of Innovation School Fellows, as well as a capacity-building award to support the growth of Circle City Prep, a local public charter school. The investments will help create three high-quality public school options for Indianapolis students by the fall of 2023. The Mind Trust […]

Press Releases | June 25, 2021

2021 Go Farther Literacy Fund awards: $30,000 to 14 recipients

We are pleased to award a total of $30,000 to 14 recipients of the Go Farther Literacy Fund, a new initiative to help Indianapolis families ensure their children can read at or above grade-level. Awards ranging between $500 to $3,800 will fund projects created and managed by Indianapolis families and community organizations.

Press Releases | June 22, 2021

2021 Educators Assistance awards: $74,618 to 23 Indy teachers

The Mind Trust has announced $74,618 in Educators Assistance awards for 23 Indianapolis teachers. The Educators Assistance program’s goal is to eliminate the financial barrier of additional education for teachers who wish to grow professionally and advance their careers at schools in Center Township.

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 […]