“The Surge Fellowship offers a unique opportunity to engage, collaborate, and build within a community of like-minded education professionals. As a fellow, I look forward to leveraging resources and benefitting from the supportive environment to effect positive change for DC youth and their families. This experience is not just about skills development; it’s a journey toward self-discovery and empowerment. I hope that I walk away from this fellowship reminded that my voice is powerful, meaningful, and necessary for such a time as this.”


Alison Waddy | Program Manager, Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)