Our fellowship programs are only the beginning of the Surge experience. Upon graduating, Surge Alumni receive continued connective support throughout their leadership journeys. This includes access to our entire national online network of alums, specialized programs, community events, continuous improvement learning, career advancement opportunities, and more.
The leaders who have gained the most from the Surge experience have been the ones who have continued to engage in it, years after they completed the core programming.
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.
The Convening is a biennial national conference to which every member of the Surge Alumni community is invited. It is a rare and powerful opportunity for collective planning and deep personal connection that makes perfect use of Surge’s “for us, by us” approach. Alums design the convening space. Alums thrive in the convening space.
“Since Surge was founded, OneGoal staff members have participated in every cohort in Chicago and have now added two Oakland team members to the newest class,” said Melissa Connelly, CEO of OneGoal and a 2015 Surge Alumnus “Simply put, I am clear that we all benefit when incredible Leaders of Color in education have a community of internal and external champions who are committed to nurturing, supporting, and guiding them to be the leaders they were born to be for the communities from which they came. As an organization, I know we will be better positioned to achieve our mission and vision when our students and those that share similar lived experiences as our students are leading and thriving. With Surge’s support and investment in our staff, I know we are much more likely to make that a reality.”
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