Lilly Endowment awards $3.4M to recruit, support educators

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Lilly Endowment Inc. awarded a $3.42 million grant to The Mind Trust Monday.

Leaders of The Mind Trust said they received the grant to recruit and support 300 talented educators to teach and serve Indianapolis public school students.

According to leaders of The Mind Trust, for the next two years they will work with two national organizations: Indianapolis offices of Teach For America and TNTP (formerly The New Teacher Project).

Since 2007 Lilly Endowment has awarded The Mind Trust more than $14 million to help the growth of Teach For America and TNTP in Indianapolis.

The Mind Trust will fund over $3 million for local education innovation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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