Press Releases

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 […]

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 […]

Press Releases | March 23, 2021

The Mind Trust launches Equity Cohorts for Indianapolis schools and nonprofits in partnership with Beloved Community

The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, has launched Equity Cohorts with two unique tracks for nonprofit organizations and schools or school networks. Beloved Community will lead cohort participants in training on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and support each organization with creating a 3-year plan to put their commitments into action.

Press Releases | March 15, 2021

The Mind Trust opens application for Talent Innovation Fund

The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit organization, is now accepting applications for the Talent Innovation Fund, an initiative designed to address the challenge of recruiting and retaining high-performing, diverse talent for public schools in Indianapolis. Districts, individual schools, school networks, or organizations serving students in Indianapolis’ Center Township may apply for funding that will support the implementation of innovative strategies to enhance the city’s public education talent pool.

Press Releases | March 3, 2021

The Mind Trust invests $20,000 to launch Go Farther Literacy Project for Indianapolis families and students

The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, today announced the launch of the Go Farther Literacy Project, a new, pilot program to help Indianapolis families ensure their children can read at or above grade level. Through the initiative, The Mind Trust will invest $20,000 in projects that promote literacy, with awards ranging between $150 to $5,000 going directly to Indianapolis families and community organizations.

Press Releases | March 2, 2021

The Mind Trust hires Kelli Marshall as Senior Vice President of Schools

The Mind Trust today announced it has hired Kelli Marshall as Senior Vice President of Schools. In this role, Marshall will lead the organization’s efforts to increase the number of Indianapolis students who attend a high-quality school by supporting the launch of new schools, supporting existing schools to maximize their success, and recruiting, retaining, and supporting talented educators. Marshall has almost 30 years of experience as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, principal, school founder, and school network leader.