We want leaders who understand us.


Surge. Uniting and empowering
the next education leaders.

Welcome to the Surge Institute

We have a disconnect in our country.
More than 48% of school-aged children are black or brown.
But just 17% of their teachers, 6% of their superintendents
and 11% of their school board members look like them.
This dearth of diverse leadership impacts decisions that affect
our kids and our communities.
At the Surge Institute,
we are changing the face of education leadership.


The Surge Fellowship

The Surge Institute is our signature program for emerging educational leaders of color. The Institute identifies and accelerates promising education talent to enhance their expertise and aptitude empowering them to transform the education ecosystem.