August 2020 DuJuan Smith

2015 Surge Chicago Alum, DuJuan Smith, has accepted the role of Associate Director of Graduate Advising for The University of Chicago Professional Education. This opportunity will allow him to serve as a GUIDE to those seeking graduate and continuing education to facilitate transformation in their lives!

August 2020 Charles King and Edgar Palacios

2020 Surge Alumni Charles King and Edgar Palacios have been announced as part of the fifth cohort of the Deeper Learning Equity Fellowship, which is made up of sixteen emerging leaders who will dedicate a significant portion of the next two years to addressing issues of educational inequity in their local communities. This cohort joins a group of 58 Equity Fellows already steeped in this important work.

August 2020 Melissa Flores

August 2020

2019 Surge Chicago Alum Melissa Flores has been elected to the Harvard University Graduate School of Education‘s Alumni Council, for which she will be serving for four years.

In addition, she has also been elected as Vice-Chair on the Membership Committee for the Harvard Latino Alumni Alliance. Through her roles, she will support recruitment efforts, serve as an ambassador, and champion diversity for Harvard.

March 2020 Terrence Pruitt and Steven Rosado

March 2020

2019 Surge Chicago Alumni Terrence Pruitt and Steven Rosado are collaborating together to facilitate the “Communities of Praxis” gatherings, a virtual space to process, collaborate and radically re-imagine the future of the work of, including but not limited to, educators, counselors, health care workers, youth development workers, and community based organizers.