The Mind Trust today announced eight recipients of 2021-2022 Talent Innovation Fund awards, investing $150,000 into projects that will implement locally-driven, creative approaches to help solve an education talent challenge in Indianapolis.
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.
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 […]
The Mind Trust receives $500,000 from Lilly Endowment Inc. to expand and sustain Community Learning Sites
The Mind Trust announced it has received $500,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to expand and sustain Community Learning Sites, which are small hubs that provide eLearning support and supervision at no cost to Indianapolis families. The funding will be used to expand the number of Community Learning Site locations and, if necessary, extend site […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
The Mind Trust, Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS), and the Mayor’s Office of Education Innovation today launched Teach Indy, a collaborative effort to recruit outstanding educators from across the state and country to teach in the public schools of Indianapolis’ urban core.