Surge Institute Welcomes 2019 Oakland Fellows

Eleven leaders from across the Bay Area education landscape, have been selected for the 2019 Surge Oakland Fellowship program. The year-long cohort based program unites, accelerates and empowers emerging leaders of color in education. The Surge Institute officially began serving Bay Area communities in January 2018 with the opening of their west coast office and […]

Featured Fellow: Randal Seriguchi Jr. on Believing in our Children

Randal Seriguchi Jr. is a 2018 Surge Fellow (Oakland). He also wants to compete with the school-to-prison pipeline and believes that every child can learn at high levels when given the right tools, adult leadership, and environment to thrive. Randy’s Work As the Executive Director of Urban Ed Academy, Randy has created a strong web […]

Surge Angels: Turning Vision into Impact

In Surge’s continued mission to elevate the growing network of alumni, we are proud to pull back the curtain on Surge Angels, a Walton Family Foundation-funded pilot program that will allow our more entrepreneurial alumni the opportunity to secure funding, guidance, and support in taking their innovative ventures to the next level. This initiative connects […]

Featured Fellow: Paul Morgan on the Need for Surge

Paul Morgan is a 2018 Surge Fellow (Chicago). He is also veteran, volunteer, and philanthropy professional focused on providing youth with meaningful experiences, educational access, and equity. Paul’s Work As the Director of Programs and Innovation for the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund (DMSF), Paul oversees the core academic enrichment programming. Having been a Murphy Scholar […]

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 […]

Featured Fellow: Erica Bauer on Why She Became a Surge Fellow

Erica Bauer never set out to be an educator, let alone an education leader or a Surge Fellow. Her journey to school leadership came through discovering her true passion, and her journey to Surge came from a desire to connect with leaders who looked like her. Erica’s Work Erica designs systems of support as the Director […]

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, […]

Featured Fellow: Mario Estrada Earnest on Being Your Authentic Self

Mario Estrada Earnest is a data guy. While there was a time when Mario was not sure what do to with that title. His journey through the 2017 Surge Fellowship has led him to take ownership of it in a big way. Mario’s Dream As Director of Special Projects at Intrinsic Schools in Chicago, Mario has […]