2021 RECRUITMENT SEASON DATES

“Healing and Power in the Matrix”
People of Color/Leaders of Color in Education Event
March 26, 2020
5:30 PM -7:30 PM

LIVE Webinar 
“Is the Surge Fellowship Right for You?”
May 4, 2020

Application Support/Open Office Hours
May 18, 2020
5PM-7PM
Awaken Cafe
1429 Broadway, Oakland CA 94612

Application Support/Open Office Hours
May 21, 2020
5PM-7PM
Downtown Wine Merchants
102 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612

Application Support/Open Office Hours
May 26, 2020
5PM-7PM
Awaken Cafe
1429 Broadway, Oakland CA 94612

Application Support/Open Office Hours
May 28, 2020
5PM-7PM
Downtown Wine Merchants
102 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612

Application Support/Open Office Hours
June 1, 2020
5PM-7PM
Awaken Cafe
1429 Broadway, Oakland CA 94612

Application Support/Open Office Hours
June 4, 2020
5PM-7PM
Downtown Wine Merchants
102 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612

Application Support/Open Office Hours
June 15, 2020
5PM-7PM
Awaken Cafe
1429 Broadway, Oakland CA 94612

Application Support/Open Office Hours
June 18, 2020
5PM-7PM
Downtown Wine Merchants
102 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612

Virtual Office Hour
June 3, 2020
12PM-1PM

Healing and Power in the Matrix Part 2: Meditation and Talk on Healing
June 8, 2020
RSVP Link Coming Soon

Office Hour – Application Support & Q&A
June 17, 2020
12PM-1PM

Application Deadline
June 19, 2020

Selection Day Invitations Distributed
July 6, 2020

2021 Cohort Selectin Day(s)
July 21st and July 22nd

2021 Cohort Announcement
August 5, 2020

Oakland 2021 Supervisors Breakfast 
August 26, 2020

Welcome Mixer
August 27, 2020

SURGE OAKLAND 2021 FELLOWSHIP SESSION DATES

Opening Retreat:
September 10-12, 2020

Session 2:
October 9, 2020

Session 3:
November 13, 2020

Session 4:
December 11, 2020

Session 5:
January 8-9, 2021
(overnight stay)

Session 6:
February 12, 2021

Session 7:
March 12, 2021

Session 8:
April 9, 2021

Session 9:
May 14, 2021

Session 10:
June 11, 2021

Session 11 & Graduation Retreat: 
July 8-10, 2021

As a fellow you will leave the program having developed an understanding of competency in organizational management, relationship management, strategic planning and problem solving, navigating complex environments, and expertise in the history and structure of public education. Each fellow will have demonstrated an ability to achieve and lead better, learning how to have a tremendous impact on the broad landscape of leadership and education.

Surge Innovates Through…

IDENTIFICATION. Identifying promising leaders already active within the education sector—instead of focusing on attracting talent from other fields—thus ensuring impressive ROI

TRAINING. Adapting leadership development best practices—full-spectrum support of a carefully selected cohort—to nurture bold leaders committed to building social and racial justice

CHAMPIONING. Providing executive skills training and critical coaching support to high-potential leaders who rarely have access to accelerated learning opportunities

Oakland Surge Fellows are…

CONNECTED. African-American, Latinx or Asian/Pacific Islander emerging leaders working in systems of schools, public policy, education philanthropy and advocacy organizations

ELITE. Proven high-potential trailblazers with track records of professional success

EXPERIENCED. Minimum if six years of relevant working experience and at least a bachelor’s degree.

PASSIONATE. Serving high-need communities, preferably with connections to these communities.

CANDIDATE CRITERIA

  • Oakland-based African-American, Latinx or Asian/Pacific Islander leader between the ages of 28 to 40
  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum)
  • Minimum of six years of work experience
  • Employed in education or youth-serving role (district, charter, public policy, philanthropy or advocacy/non profit) at the initiation of and for the duration of the fellowship
  • Passion for positively impacting the lives of young people and their communities

FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS

Sponsoring organizations are expected to pay a tuition of $5,000 per fellow for the program. Limited scholarships are available for accepted candidates with financial needs.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Two letters of recommendation; one must be from current organization
  • Résumé
  • Completed responses to essay questions
  • Completed memorandum of understanding
  • Ability to attend all sessions and participate for the duration of the program

If you have specific questions, contact Surge at oakland@surgeinstitute.org.