#LeadTheSurge 7.14.15

Chicago education leaders celebrated the kickoff of the 2016 Surge Fellowship application process with an evening of energy and inspiration at #LeadTheSurge 7.14.15. The event was a refuge from a season of turmoil in local education; attendees left with an understanding of how the Surge Fellowship cultivates leaders in order to transform education in Chicago.




2015 Surge Fellows – Leadership Program Session II

On May 29th, 2015, Surge Fellows convened at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen, for their second session of leadership programming. A feedback-laden ‘Shark Tank’-style pitch was included, with Surge’s extraordinary ‘Shark’ panel of seasoned leaders: Jose Rico, Kim Foxx, Angelique Power, and Sarah Duncan. The cohort also enjoyed high-impact primers on how to tell compelling stories, and how to create a powerfully authentic personal branding.

2015 Surge Fellows’ Retreat

Former US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan shares an inspiring message with the 2015 Surge Fellows.

Surge Fellowship Kickoff Reception and Information Session

On the evening of March 16th, 2015, Surge Institute supporters, prospective Surge Fellows, and leaders across the education landscape enjoyed the Kickoff Reception and Information Session at Summer House Santa Monica in Chicago.