Indianapolis Public Schools is proud to announce the launch of a transformative partnership with strong local companies. The IPS Business Alliance pairs our 11 priority schools with champions from the business sector to foster growth in our buildings facing the toughest challenges. We’re honored to welcome Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Cummins, ExactTarget, Fifth Third Bank, Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL), Indiana University Health, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Kroger, Lilly, PNC Bank and Schmidt Associates to this innovative partnership.

The goal of this initiative is simple, but it will bring a positive impact to the entire community. We’re teaming up with businesses to improve student outcomes while making Indianapolis the most desirable city for teaching professionals. Our business partners pledged support for each principal and their entire school staff. They will assist in transformational change at these schools and advocate for school improvement.

The IPS Business Alliance is focused on key reform strategies including innovation, early intervention, engaging stakeholders, and fostering exceptional leaders and excellence in teaching. Each of our priority school principals has been paired with a champion from our local business landscape to identify key barriers and challenges for student learning, outline a primary strategy for transformation, and to document the impact of this alliance at the end of the school year.