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Community Connection Wednesday January 23

The Mind Trust announces a parent advocacy organization!

Indianapolis charter booster launches parent advocacy fellowship

“The Mind Trust announced Wednesday that it is establishing a two-year fellowship to develop a parent advocacy organization — and seeking candidates to be a part of it.”

“The goal of the fellowship is to empower families — particularly low-income families and families of color — to advocate for changes in their publicly funded schools, said The Mind Trust executive director Brandon Brown.’

“The Mind Trust is accepting fellowship applications through March and expects to select a fellow in June.”

About the Mind Trust

“At The Mind Trust, we aim to provide every student in Indianapolis with access to a high-quality, world-class education. We do this by recruiting and developing talented, innovative educators, launching high-quality schools with the conditions for success and engaging neighborhoods and communities to help lead education innovation.”

In Studio Guests:

Brandon Brown – CEO

Shannon Williams – Senior Vice President of Community Engagement

The Mind Trust

1630 N Meridian St, Suite 450

Indianapolis, IN 46202

(317) 822-8102

“Parents Where Are You? The Kids Are Out Of Control” – by Dr. Marco Clark

About the book:

“Black America as a whole must reshape their mindsets to embrace the value of learning and boldly expound that “Education is the Great Equalizer”. The laissez-faire attitude toward education and the lack of respecting its necessity in America especially “Black America” has contributed to the overall decline of positive community growth and great educational systems in both K-12 and Higher Education Institutions. This rapid decline is both staggering and pervasive. This book is focused on many detrimental issues with the aim of generating an honest heartfelt large-scale conversation between parents, educators and administrators. It is my hope that this conversation will spark a plan of action which will ultimately lead to definite, purposeful and expeditious change.”

Info from:

Man The Block – The Richard Wright Safe Passage Program

Dr. Marco Clark – Founder, CEO, and Head of School

About Man The Block: “The Richard Wright Safe Passage Program was created to provide Safe Passage to and from school by concerted efforts of staff, parents, and volunteers in the community to escort students to metro and bus stops each day.”

IMPD joins us live on Community Connection

IMPD Resource Fair


3PM – 6PM

Indianapolis Public Library – Warren Branch 

9701 East 21st

In Studio Guests:

Robert Fry – Community Resource Coordinator

Vanessa Hinshaw – Multi-Agency Sweeps Coordinator at City of Indianapolis-Department of Business and Neighborhood Services

Nathan Shell – IMPD Patrol Officer

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