Faces of Hope: Former Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson

Introducing our fifth Face of Hope, former Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson.

Through the Faces of Hope initiative, we seek to recognize and honor some of those people and entities that have been critical to the success of Hope Academy, Fairbanks’ recovery high school. The initiative seeks to tell Hope Academy’s story over the past 10 years through the stories of those who have been involved in helping to create Hope Academy’s history. Additionally, we hope it introduces even more people to Hope Academy’s mission through the meaningful stories of these faces who are so well known around Hope Academy.

Bart Peterson’s administration was the first in Indianapolis’ history to have jurisdiction authorizing charter schools. It’s an effort he considers his top accomplishment as mayor. And Hope Academy became an early success story for the charter school movement.

Read the rest of Bart’s story here.