Indianapolis educators have a variety of locally-based organizations to help them build professional skills and connect with other teachers and leaders.

Organization: Teach Plus Indiana
Target Audience: Teachers
Summary: The mission of Teach Plus is to empower excellent, experienced, and diverse teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that advance equity, opportunity, and student success.Advocacy and Policy group for educators

Organization: Teachers Lounge Indy
Target Audience: Teachers
Summary: Teacher’s Lounge Indy sustains early career teachers in Greater Indianapolis by connecting them with a diverse community of educators through storytelling and social programming.

Organization: FREE Fellowship
Target Audience: Mid-Career Educators of Color
Summary: The Foundation for Racial Equity in Education (FREE) Fellowship for Young Leaders of Color provides a cohort of professionals of color with consistent access to specialized professional development, executive coaching, skill building, and community.

Organization: Teachers Alliance for Equitable Public Schools
Target Audience: Teachers
Summary: We are an Indianapolis-based group of teachers working with teachers to ensure each neighborhood has access to a high quality public school.

Organization: MelanatED Leaders
Target Audience: Education Leaders of Color
Summary: MelanatED Leaders builds a powerful community of education leaders of color across Indianapolis to inspire, educate, and edify each other in leadership.

Organization: SURGE Academy
Target Audience: Leaders of Color of Youth Serving Organizations, including School Leaders
Summary: The Surge Academy explores an innovative and far-reaching approach to transforming urban education for our youth and communities.