Indianapolis e-learning fund created to help students amid COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 12:13 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 12:13:03-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The city of Indianapolis’ new e-learning fund, which will help teachers, students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic, will begin with $2.6 million thanks to local donations.

The fund will help students with technology access, a county-wide e-learning strategy, a county-wide social-emotional learning strategy and an e-learning lab for all schools in Indiana.

The Indianapolis Office of Education will administer the fund, with the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee serving as the fiscal agent.

“Already, students, teachers and parents have worked miracles to ensure that education remains a top priority during this difficult time. Solutions for e-learning are on the horizon for all schools in Marion County,” said Mayor Joe Hogsett. “It is my hope that this fund will give every family, school, and teacher the tools they need to educate all students in Indianapolis.”

The early funding partners include the following organizations:

  • Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation
  • Eli Lilly and Company Foundation
  • the Cummins Foundation
  • EdChoice
  • Emmis Communications
  • Glick Philanthropies
  • The Heritage Group
  • The Indianapolis Foundation
  • The Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund
  • The Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • the Indiana Charter School Network
  • the Institute for Quality Education
  • Lilly Endowment Inc.
  • the Lumina Foundation
  • The Mind Trust
  • The OneAmerica Foundation Inc.
  • Salesforce
  • the Telamon Foundation
  • United Way of Central Indiana.