Surge is a movement to transform the education space, elevating leaders of color to create an equitable and powerful system to better serve our youth and communities. Our programs all serve that mission.

This movement is growing and the ways in which we serve have grown as well. See the full suite of programs (with more on the way) here.

The Surge Fellowship is a 10-month best-in-class, cohort-based experience that connects, accelerates, and empowers emerging leaders of color in education. It launched in 2015 in Chicago and is Surge’s longest-running program to date. The Surge Fellowship operates in Chicago and Oakland(on pause for 2022-2023).

As a national program, the Surge Academy is a six-month program designed to develop, elevate and connect emerging education leaders of color in small and mid-sized cities so that they, as a coalition, can go on to build movements that influence, innovate and transform the education space within their communities.

Surge Angels is an incubation and investment program providing Surge Alumni with the resources and start-up support to build out their ventures, and affect the change they seek.

Launched by the Schusterman Family Foundation in 2021, the Black Principals Network became a part of the Surge program suite in 2022 and is dedicated to the community, restoration, professional development, and liberation of Black principals across the country.

There are many more Surge programs on the way. To stay looped in, sign up for our email list!