Surge Oakland Announces Inaugural Fellowship Cohort

The inaugural Oakland Surge Fellowship cohort is a diverse collective of 11 equity-minded emerging African American, Latinx and Asian/Pacific Islander education leaders The Surge Institute officially begins serving Bay Area communities with the debut of its inaugural Oakland Surge Fellowship cohort, accepting a diverse collective of 11 equity-minded emerging African American, Latinx and Asian/Pacific Islander […]

Surge Oakland Launches!

On Wednesday, January 10, the Surge Institute held its Surge Oakland launch reception at Impact Hub, where emerging education leaders and friends of Surge came together in supporting and learning about the movement to prioritize diverse leadership in education. It was a beautiful evening and a true convening of passionate, forward-thinking movers!  Among the voices of […]

Thank you for choosing to #SurgeForMore!

Our annual #SurgeForMore online giving has truly become a time to appreciate the growth in support of this movement. Every year, more and more donors become a part of our community and show that they care about the mission to educate and develop leaders of color who create transformative change in urban education. This year’s campaign […]

Fellowship for Emerging Education Leaders of Color to Launch in Oakland

The Surge Institute is encouraging Oakland-based emerging African-American, Latinx and Asian/Pacific Islander education leaders to apply for the inaugural Oakland Surge Fellowship, a program that provides extensive executive skill training, leadership development and exposure to respected leaders and policymakers in education. Leading the Oakland Fellowship as the founding Executive Director is career educator Michelle Seijas, […]

25 Chicago Education Leaders Selected for 2018 Surge Fellowship

The Surge Institute has further expanded the reach of its signature yearlong fellowship program, accepting a diverse cohort of 25 equity-minded, emerging African American and Latino Chicago education leaders. The 2018 Surge Fellowship cohort was selected from a large pool of impressive applicants and is comprised of Fellows from across the education landscape – including […]

Behind the Surge: Cecily Relucio Hensler on Empowering Educators

Cecily Relucio Hensler got the Surge crash course. She joined the Surge team in July and was immediately introduced to the central culminating work of the 2017 Surge Fellows: Capstone Presentations. She then spent a weekend with the fellows as they experienced their final session before graduating. And somewhere in between, Cecily assisted in interviewing […]

Featured Fellow: Andrea Black on the Culture of Confidence

When Andrea Black assumed leadership of Schmid Elementary in 2013, the school was classified as underperforming. As principal, Andrea’s efforts changed that classification and brought in more than $1 million in grants for campus beautification. She also fostered an interstate relationship with Auburn University, one of the South’s most premier educational institutions, which has committed […]

OneGoal’s Jeff Nelson on the Benefits of Partnering with Surge

OneGoal is a national nonprofit organization with the mission of ensuring every child in low-income America has the ability to enroll in, persist, and graduate from college. Jeff Nelson, the co-founder and CEO of the organization, recently participated in a Surge breakfast conversation at Marwen in Chicago. Jeff shared with a room full of education-based organizations why […]