Uncategorized | July 1, 2021

The Mind Trust announces promotion of Shannon Williams to Executive Vice President, additional staff changes

INDIANAPOLIS – (July 1, 2021) – The Mind Trust today announced the promotion of Shannon Williams to Executive Vice President, alongside several other staffing changes that align with the organization’s new strategic plan.  The overarching goal of the new strategic plan is to double the number of students within Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) boundaries who […]

Uncategorized | January 13, 2021

From our CEO: the insurrection directly reflects changes needed in our education system

Like many, I’ve reflected a great deal over the past several days on the insurrection at the United States Capitol and the events leading up to this attack on our democracy. As I watched the attack on television, I found myself unable to comprehend how a mob of mostly white Trump supporters could so easily break into the most sacred symbol of our democracy while both the Senate and House were in session. 

Uncategorized | December 22, 2020

Our Holiday Service Project: 2020 edition

One of The Mind Trust’s staff traditions our team cherishes most is our holiday service project. Normally, our whole team gathers to volunteer in a way that directly impacts Indianapolis schools and families. This tradition, like so many others, looks a little different for 2020.  However, we were adamant that we find a way to […]

Uncategorized | November 6, 2020

A message from our CEO on local and national elections

During a time of national division and political turmoil that too often falls along racial lines, The Mind Trust recognizes the continued existence of institutional racism in our education system and society at large, in particular its adverse effects on Black and Latino children in Indianapolis. We reassert our commitment to pursuing antiracism in collaboration […]

Uncategorized | June 30, 2020

The Mind Trust, IPS, and the Mayor’s Office select three school leader fellows to design and lead high-quality public schools

The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, today announced the members of its seventh cohort of school leader fellows to design and lead high-quality public schools. Tariq Al-Nasir of Indianapolis, IN; Morrise Harbour of Washington D.C.; and Francisco Valdiosera of Indianapolis, IN, will spend one to two years developing sustainable school models that attract and […]

Uncategorized | June 25, 2020

The Mind Trust awarded $1.54 million to support Indianapolis schools during critical transition period

Indianapolis — (June 25, 2020) —The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit organization, today announced it has been awarded up to $1.54 million dollars to support Indianapolis schools during the critical period following an abrupt shift to e-learning caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Mind Trust received grants from the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation to support a math instruction pilot and from Glick Philanthropies to support professional development for teachers and school leaders on e-learning and social-emotional learning.