June 2020 Edgar Palacios and Laura Isabel Alvarez

June 2020

Surge Academy Kansas City Alumnae Edgar Palacios and Laura Isabel Alvarez appeared on Up NeXt with Kiona where they talked about family, community, leading change, and how the latinx community is strong allies for us all. View the episode HERE.

June 2020 Dirrick Butler

June 2020

Project OneTen, an organization founded by 2019 Surge Chicago Alum, Dirrick Butler, celebrated their first cohort, The McGuire Cohort, as they wrapped up their first year of high school. See the photos HERE.

June 2020 Susanna Elizarraraz

June 2020

Susanna Elizarraraz, 2020 Surge Academy Kansas City Alum, will continue her community-driven work with the Latinx Education Collaborative as the organization’s new Chief Community Officer.

June 2020

Roilyn Graves, 2019 Surge Oakland Alum was promoted to Director of Special Education at Envision Education.

June 2020

Nina Smith, 2019 Surge Chicago Alum and Executive Director for LEAP, recently spoke on BONNIE’S EYE on 95.1 FM Chicago where she spoke on how to prepare our youth to handle employment, college interviews and more.

June 2020

Ty-Licia Hooker, 2019 Surge Oakland Alum, was recently featured on the first episode of the HMTWNHERO podcast. During the episode, they discuss the murder of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, the Oakland protests, and the current climate of the country. We encourage everyone to give it a listen!

May 2020

Marjorie Johnson, 2020 Surge Oakland Fellow, has accepted her new role as Principal for Envision Academy Middle Grades and will continue fulfilling her vision for students centered on student empowerment and collaborative leadership.

May 2020

Darryl McDavid, 2020 Surge Oakland Fellow, has joined the Board of Director for First Place for Youth, an organization dedicated to helping foster youth build the skills they need to make a successful transition to self-sufficiency and responsible adulthood.

May 2020

David Muhammad, 2020 Surge Academy Kansas City Alum, was featured on KCTV news regarding his impactful work as a karate instructor amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out the feature HERE.

June 2020 Nina Smith

June 2020

Nina Smith, 2019 Surge Chicago Alum and Executive Director for LEAP, recently spoke on BONNIE’S EYE on 95.1 FM Chicago where she spoke on how to prepare our youth to handle employment, college interviews and more.

June 2020 Roilyn Graves

June 2020

Roilyn Graves, 2019 Surge Oakland Alum was promoted to Director of Special Education at Envision Education.

June 2020 Ty-Licia Hooker

June 2020

Ty-Licia Hooker, 2019 Surge Oakland Alum, was recently featured on the first episode of the HMTWNHERO podcast. During the episode, they discuss the murder of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, the Oakland protests, and the current climate of the country. We encourage everyone to give it a listen!

June 2020 Marjorie Johnson

May 2020

Marjorie Johnson, 2020 Surge Oakland Fellow, has accepted her new role as Principal for Envision Academy Middle Grades and will continue fulfilling her vision for students centered on student empowerment and collaborative leadership.