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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.

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 […]

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 […]