The Mind Trust with a new charter school incubator
The Mind Trust with a new charter school incubator:
The Mind Trust is launching our new Charter School Incubator, which, in its first year, will award three to five $1 million start-up grants to leadership teams to launch best-in-class charter school networks in Indianapolis. I was also hoping to enlist your help in spreading the word.
Announcing The Mind Trust's Charter School Incubator
We are writing to announce the launch of The Mind Trust's Charter School Incubator, which, in its first year, will award three to five $1 million start-up grants to leadership teams to launch best-in-class charter school networks in Indianapolis. Both established and new charter networks are invited to apply.
Teams from Indianapolis and across the country will compete for the $1 million awards. The deadline for the first application round is February 17, 2012, and awards will be made by June of 2012. Dates for the 2013 application round have not been finalized.
The Charter School Incubator will make Indianapolis one of the best cities in the nation to launch or expand top charter school networks, creating excellent new public school options for thousands of Indianapolis' highest-need students. Competitively selected teams of education entrepreneurs will come to Indianapolis to launch what will become some of the nation's highest performing charter schools.
The Charter School Incubator will build on the success The Mind Trust's Education Entrepreneur Fellowship has had attracting amazing talent to Indianapolis. Over 1,300 people from 48 states and 31 countries have applied to The Mind Trust's Education Entrepreneur Fellowship.
To date, The Mind Trust has raised over $3.8 million to support its Charter Schools Incubator and will build on this fundraising success so that it can continue to make additional $1 million awards and incubate more great public schools in Indianapolis.
For more information and to access the online application, visit www.TheMindTrust.org or contact Patrick Herrel, Vice President of Education Initiatives, who will be leading the Charter School Incubator. Patrick can be reached at 317.822.8102 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Mind Trust
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.
Anyone interested in learning more about the Incubator may reach out directly to Patrick Herrel, the VP of Education Initiatives who will be running the Incubator (as well as our ongoing Education Entrepreneur Fellowship) at email@example.com or by calling 317.822.8102.