October 2018 Nicole Magtoto

October 2018

2018 Surge Alumnus Nicole Magtoto recently published a blog entry for the San Francisco Coalition of Essential Small Schools using the theme of identity awareness, reflect on the skin she is in within the context of her relationship with the San Francisco Unified School District.

October 2018 Lydia Mercer

October 2018

2019 Surge Fellow Lydia Mercer has accepted the role of Director of Secondary Supports on the National Program Team at OneGoal.  In her new role, Lydia will learn from the Y1 roll-out, and then support all of OneGoal’s regions—which include New York, Massachusetts, Chicago and the Bay Area—as the organization rolls out its Culturally Relevant Pedagogy for the Seniors of  the OneGoal program.

October 2018 Paul Morgan

2018 Alumnus Paul Morgan has accepted the role of Executive Director at Ignition Community Glass, an organization that uses hands-on learning to chip away at the diversity gap in glass art. The ICG vision is to leverage the power of glass making to foster positive youth development and access to students from Chicago’s under-resourced communities and youth who traditionally have not had exposure to the glass art community. Through innovative community partnerships, students experiment and explore the glass arts under the guidance of artists who are both teachers and mentors.