BECOME A FELLOW

THE 2018 FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION PERIOD WILL OPEN IN MAY, 2017.

 

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. As a Fellow you will learn how to have a tremendous impact on the broad landscape of leadership and education.

Key Dates

Below listed are key dates for anyone interested in becoming a Surge Fellow.

Fellowship Application Release Date – Monday, May 15

Application Due Date – Monday, July 10

Selection Days – Wednesday, August 9-Thursday, August 10

2018 Fellows Announced – Tuesday, September 5

Tentative Surge Fellowship Session Dates

These are the tentative dates for all sessions during the 2017-2018 Fellowship.

Opening RetreatOctober 19-21

Session 2: November 17

Session 3: December 15

Session 4: January 19

Session 5: February 16

Session 6: March 23

Session 7: April 20

Session 8: May 18

Session 9: June 15

Session 10: July 20

Graduation: August 16-18

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CANDIDATE CRITERIA

    • Chicago-based African-American or Latino 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

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

    • Two letters of recommendation; one must be from current organization
    • Résumé
    • Completed employer authorization form
    • Interview with 3 selection committee members
    • Ability to attend all sessions and participate for the duration of the program
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Contact The Surge Institute’s administrative team at info@surgeinstitute.org with specific questions.