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Lilly Endowment awards $3.4M to recruit, support educators

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.