High-quality K-12 education is an essential prerequisite for students’ success in post-secondary education, employment and their lifelong wellbeing. Through funding for various initiatives and programs, we support efforts to ehance educational outcomes for students in Indiana’s elementary schools, middle schools and high schools. We also seek to improve preparation for a range of high-quality post-secondary educational opportunities. Among the efforts we fund are programs to improve academic, college, career, and social and emotional counseling for students; to strengthen classroom teaching and school leadership development; and to improve K-12 students’ awareness of meaningful and sustaining career possibilities.
Center for Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) at UIndy, created in 2001, serves as a leading convener, catalyst and collaborator for innovative education change to strengthen student achievement throughout Indiana. CELL’s efforts are rooted in the principle that students, regardless of background, should graduate from high school prepared for postsecondary education, training and success in the 21st- entury global economy. LEARN MORE
Center for Leadership Development (CLD) was established in 1977 with substantial Endowment support and has since served more than 25,000 central Indiana youth and their parents. CLD strives to provide consistent programing for students from fourth grade to college to help them develop a solid pathway to personal development, academic achievement, career preparation and community leadership. LEARN MORE
Comprehensive Counseling Initiative for Indiana K-12 Students aims to significantly increase the number of Indiana K-12 students who are emotionally healthy realize academic success, graduate from high school, obtain valuable postsecondary credentials necessary for meaningful employment and who are prepared to compete and prosper in the global society in which they will live and work. The Counseling Initiative is engaging public school corporations and charter schools across Indiana. LEARN MORE
Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program supports life-long learning among educators by enabling them to pursue their dreams and passions, explore new areas of interest, expand existing talents and develop new ones. Renewal times are for intentional exploration and reflection that will result in renewed energy, enthusiasm and creativity in teachers. Our hope is that a restored commitment to teaching will benefit classrooms and schools, as well. This program is open to teachers in public, private and parochial schools, to principals, and assistant principals and to guidance counselors and library/media specialists. LEARN MORE
The Mind Trust works to improve K-12 education in Indianapolis and seeks to make Indianapolis the nation’s foremost destination for transformative leaders, organizations and ideas in education. Endowment grants support The Mind Trust’s coordination of Teach for America programs in Indianapolis and the Innovation Network Schools program within the Indianapolis Public Schools. LEARN MORE
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Homework Hotline in Terre Haute is a tutoring program in mathematics, science and technology serving middle and high school students in all 92 Indiana counties. Rose-Hulman students majoring in math, science and engineering serve as tutors, responding by phone, email and online chat. Lilly Endowment has supported the program since 1999. LEARN MORE