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LEADERSHIP ACCELERATOR ADMITS SECOND COHORT OF BLACK AND LATINO FELLOWS COMMITTED TO IMPROVING EDUCATION OPTIONS AND OUTCOMES FOR LOW-INCOME CHILDREN IN CHICAGO

CHICAGO – September 9, 2015 – The Surge Institute, a Chicago-based education leadership accelerator founded in 2014 in response to a dearth of leadership of color at the decision-making tables within education, announces the thirteen (13) individuals awarded the opportunity to participate in the 2015-2016 Surge Fellowship cohort.  The 2016 Surge Fellows are the second […]

#LeadTheSurge 7.14.15

Chicago education leaders celebrated the kickoff of the 2016 Surge Fellowship application process with an evening of energy and inspiration at #LeadTheSurge 7.14.15. The event was a refuge from a season of turmoil in local education; attendees left with an understanding of how the Surge Fellowship cultivates leaders in order to transform education in Chicago.      

ELITE FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITY PROVIDES EMERGING LEADERS OF COLOR TOOLS AND NETWORKS TO TRANSFORM EDUCATION IN CHICAGO

CHICAGO – Tomorrow, July 14, 2015, The Surge Institute is hosting #LeadTheSurge 7.14.15 an after-work reception for leaders and supporters of high-quality education options for Chicago’s youth. The event, from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM at Nellcôte in Chicago’s West Loop, will showcase the early impact of the Institute’s signature program, the Surge Fellowship – […]

2015 Surge Fellows – Leadership Program Session II

On May 29th, 2015, Surge Fellows convened at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen, for their second session of leadership programming. A feedback-laden ‘Shark Tank’-style pitch was included, with Surge’s extraordinary ‘Shark’ panel of seasoned leaders: Jose Rico, Kim Foxx, Angelique Power, and Sarah Duncan. The cohort also enjoyed high-impact primers on how to tell compelling […]

Elite Chicago Leadership Development program admits first class with promise to keep Black and Brown leaders in education

CHICAGO – April 15, 2015 – Surge Institute, Chicago’s newest premier education leadership development organization, announced the twelve (12) elite individuals in the Surge Fellowship 2015 Inaugural cohort. Surge Institute prepares, supports and connects emerging leaders of color to accelerate their growth as trailblazers within education. Surge Institute was founded in 2014, in response to […]