lndianapolis-based education nonprofit The Mind Trust has received a $200,000 grant from Glick Philanthropies to advance educational equity in Indianapolis. The Mind Trust recently launched its six-year Advancing Educational Equity strategic plan focusing on doubling the number of students within Indianapolis Public Schools who are academically proficient.
“The Mind Trust is grateful to Glick Philanthropies for their continued support of our mission to ensure every Indianapolis student, without exception, can have access to a high-quality education. The COVID-19 pandemic has widened existing gaps, and The Mind Trust is more determined than ever to work toward a day when race and income are no longer predictors of life outcomes,” said The Mind Trust Chief Executive Officer Brandon Brown.
Brown says the newly launched equity strategic plan will focus primarily on Black, Latino and low-income students. The grant will be used to support the plan including increasing the number of public school options, increasing the number of diverse teachers and school leaders, along with engaging the community on issues affecting students.