Entries by Angel Martinez

Welcome Newest Surge Alumni | 2021 Indianapolis

This past weekend, the Surge Academy Fellowship journey concluded for our 2021 Indianapolis cohort, culminating in a powerful two-day virtual retreat. Wrapping up their six-month fellowship, the cohort had the chance to engage with poet, educational consultant and teaching artist Lasana Kazembe, Ph.D. in an insightful Fireside Chat, and fellows also presented the progress in […]

The Surge Institute Welcomes New Chief of Staff

(Chicago, IL) – The Surge Institute would like to warmly welcome Aeriell Robinson to the team as the inaugural Chief of Staff. In her role, Aeriell will collaborate with the President, Board, and staff to lead strategic planning, manage critical projects for the organization and the President, coordinate board management, and plan and manage systems, […]

Welcome the 2021 Surge Chicago Cohort!

During this time that we are in, Surge has continued to be resolute regarding our mission to empower and elevate leaders of color given the widespread impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our communities. Though several aspects of our work have shifted this year, this movement has traversed and persevered. And today, we are […]

Welcome the 2021 Indianapolis Surge Academy Cohort!

Earlier this year, we made the exciting announcement of the Surge Academy’s expansion to Indianapolis, IN, thanks to the partnership of The Mind Trust, an education focused nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide every student in Indianapolis, no exceptions, with access to a high-quality education. Today we are proud to announce that after weeks […]