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SURGE FORWARD

The Surge Forward Fund is an opportunity to invest in the future of education by paying the tuition of a Surge Fellow. This fund goes directly toward covering that tuition amount and supporting the journey of a fellow who would otherwise be unable to cover such a price. 

Surge is a movement dedicated to developing, connecting and elevating emerging leaders of color in the education space. Our work is centered around programs that will usher in the next generation of leaders, who will shape the educational experience by creating spaces that are inclusive to all and attentive to the needs of the communities too often ignored. Our work is aimed at tearing down walls, building new systems and exploring new models that serve all youth and communities with true equity at the core.

This starts with our Surge Fellows.

Surge Fellows are the future architects of education, taking the designs and visions in their head and developing them within the Surge space and community. We create that space year after year with the goal of allowing seeds to be planted that will grow a brighter future for our youth. This movement is built on the hearts, minds and souls of these brilliant African-American, Latinx, Asian-American and Pacific Islander leaders.

While the Surge tuition is significantly lower than the prices of supporting our fellows throughout the yearlong program and beyond, there are many fellows who face challenges in paying the $5,000 tuition. Under those circumstances, Surge provides financial aid and allows fellows to complete the program at a lower price. That said, we’re still a non-profit, working hard to raise the funds to keep this movement powering forward.

So… we need your support!

If you feel moved to support one of our emerging architects in a life-changing way, please take a moment to give.  We appreciate you.

The Surge Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, therefore all monetary donations to the Surge Institute are tax deductible.