A $500,000 grant awarded by Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. is allowing The Mind Trust to further expand its Community Learning Sites initiative, by adding locations and extending the length of the program.
The education-focused nonprofit says it will be able to add four locations in Indianapolis and allow the program to run through June 4.
The Mind Trust launched the effort in August to help students in Indianapolis with remote learning and social-emotional support at no cost to their families. They are open on weekdays, with varying hours at each location.
The program launched in August with 11 sites, but additional funding and partnerships over the past several months have allowed The Mind Trust to expand to 32 locations.
“As hybrid learning continues for Indianapolis schools, The Mind Trust is proud to offer Community Learning Sites as a resource for students to receive academic and social-emotional support at no cost to their families,” said Brandon Brown, chief executive officer of The Mind Trust.
The Mind Trust says it has partnered with At Your School Inc. to expand learning sites in Decatur Township, IPS, Speedway, and Washington Township.
AYS specializes in providing educational before-and-after-school programs and whole-day programs for K-6 students during summertime.
Sites operated by AYS will serve morning and afternoon snacks. All other sites will serve breakfast and lunch. All Community Learning Sites provide WiFi connectivity and have staff who can support students with eLearning,
Click here to locate and learn more about the Community Learning Sites.
List of current sites:
- AYS at Center for Inquiry School 27
- AYS at Center for Inquiry School 70
- AYS at Center for Inquiry School 84
- AYS at Clarence Farrington School 61
- AYS at Butler Lab School 55
- AYS at Butler Lab School 60
- AYS at Meredith Nicholson School 96
- AYS at Robert Lee Frost School 106
- AYS at Rousseau McClellan School 91
- AYS at Sidener Academy School 59
- Brookside Community Development Corporation
- Christamore House
- Crossroads AME Church
- New Direction Church
- Nikki Blaine Learning Center
- The ReSET Center
- Shepherd Community Center
- Westside Missionary Baptist Church
- AYS at Blue Academy
- AYS at Gold Academy
- AYS at Liberty Early Elementary
- AYS at Stephen Decatur Elementary
- AYS at Valley Mills Elementary
- AYS at West Newton Elementary
- AYS at Newby Elementary (also serves Fisher Elementary students)
- AYS at Wheeler Elementary (also serves Allison Elementary students)
- AYS at Allisonville Elementary
- AYS at Clearwater Elementary
- AYS at Crooked Creek Elementary (also serves Fox Hill and Willow Lake Elementary students)
- AYS at Greenbriar Elementary (also serves Spring Mill Elementary students)
- AYS at Nora Elementary
- Witherspoon Presbyterian Church