“The Surge Fellowship has been the leadership experience I never knew I needed! This high profile think tank of educators breeds innovation and pushes its participants to become solution-focused. I am blessed to have found a space where I can truly be, become, and belong.”

~DuJuan Smith , Assistant Dean of Students, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

“As a first generation college graduate cultivating a career, Surge closes the gap – providing me with a support network, skills and critical access that I did not realize I was missing.”

~LeShonne Segura ,College Seminar Teacher, Bulls College Prep