The Mind Trust's mission as outlined on its website:

Our Mission

The Mind Trust’s mission is to dramatically improve public education for underserved children by empowering education entrepreneurs to develop or expand transformative education initiatives.

Our Vision

Our vision is to give every child in Indianapolis a chance to succeed. To accomplish this we need:

A great teacher in every classroom. Research shows that having excellent teachers three years in a row can help overcome the effects of poverty.

A great leader in every school. Outstanding leaders provide the framework for school-wide success, so that every child in the school—not just individual classrooms—can excel.

An environment that fosters excellence and multiplies success. To transform our schools, we need many pieces to come together to form a new dynamic in public education. The Mind Trust is purposefully building an integrated network of education entrepreneurs—a network whose collective impact will far exceed the sum of its parts.

What We Do

Incubate and Invest. The Mind Trust identifies and makes strategic investments in promising new ideas and proven national education reform organizations, building an engine to drive lasting change in schools across Indianapolis. Champion and Support. The Mind Trust ensures that education entrepreneurs thrive in Indianapolis by connecting them to local partners, clearing policy barriers, monitoring progress, and providing targeted assistance to overcome challenges.

Create Conditions for Excellence. The Mind Trust partners with state and local officials to create the best environment for reform by supporting research on critical issues, advancing innovative solutions, and engaging policymakers.

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