Donors Give Us Life

“A single stick may smoke, but it will not burn.”

–African Proverb

At Surge, we realize we cannot be our best without help from you.

By donating to Surge, you’re investing in the educational leaders of tomorrow, who will dramatically improve the heart, mind and spirit of the racially diverse children and communities they serve.

“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, Director of Family and Community Engagement, Northwestern University Settlement Association