Indianapolis-based The Mind Trust is looking for someone to launch an independent parent advocacy organization. The education nonprofit says the next Education Entrepreneur Fellow would spend two years creating a citywide strategy to engage and empower parents to advocate for changes to benefit students.
The Mind Trust says those changes would ensure that every student has access to a high-quality school. The nonprofit says similar organizations, such as The Memphis Lift in Tennessee and Parents Amplifying Voices in Education in Washington D.C., have seen great success.
Shannon Williams, senior vice president of community engagement at The Mind Trust, says the initiative will be "truly transformative."
"Eliminating barriers and elevating opportunities in the community are core components of our work," said Shannon Williams, senior vice president of community engagement at The Mind Trust. "This fellowship and ultimately the advocacy organization that comes from it will amplify the voices of children’s most trusted advocates: their parents and families."
The Mind Trust is accepting applications for the Education Entrepreneurship Fellowship through March 1. The person selected for the position will be announced this spring.
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