The Surge Institute is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to educate and develop leaders of color who create transformative change for young people, their families and our broader communities.

We are the preeminent pipeline addressing the dearth of leadership of color at the decision-making tables. 

The Surge Fellowship and Surge Academy are the signature programs of the Surge Institute that serve as a best-in-class, cohort-based experience that unites, accelerates and empowers emerging leaders of color in education. They are a key facet of our growing movement to better serve the communities too often ignored due to a lack of leadership that understands their needs.  

Engage with this movement and become an agent of change. 


Surge is a movement, built by and for communities of color and designed to empower, educate and elevate our leaders in the education systems serving our communities.


This work does not happen in silos. The Surge Fellowship, our signature program, has created a sprawling network of change-makers collectively building a brighter future for our youth.  


The fellowship is only the beginning. Continued impact and heightened influence are the hallmarks of a true movement.