Indiana Foundation for the Improvement of Education (IFIE)
IFIE is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, committed to continuing education and training of teachers and other school personnel. IFIE promotes public education by engaging community partners and sharing the success of Indiana’s public schools.
IFIE offers scholarships through area ISTA district councils. The scholarship each district council awards is $700.
IFIE also offers support in the form of scholarships for The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) which is a non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting excellence in education by enhancing overall educator effectiveness and recognizing and rewarding highly accomplished educators who meet high and rigorous standards.
IFIE partnerships to promote education include:
- The Indiana Youth Institute—An organization that promotes the healthy development of children and youth by serving the institutions and people of Indiana who work on their behalf. IYI’s website at: www.IYI.org is a great resource for those who work with youth.
- D.R.E.A.M. Alive, Inc.—The Indianapolis-based 501(c)(3) group offers programs in Indianapolis urban schools for students in grades seven through 12. The D.R.E.A.M. Alive organization was founded by Tarik Glenn, a former offensive tackle for the Indianapolis Colts. Learn more at: www.dreamaliveinc.org.
- All-Star Reading Team—The community-based reading program is offered by the NBA’s Indiana Pacers. Members of the Pacers All-Star Reading Team visit area schools along with ISTA state officers to read with students along with the help of Pacer mascot Boomer. For more information, go to: http://www.nba.com/pacers/community-relations-education.