Candace Kyles is the Senior Director of the College Graduation Office, UC Woodlawn Campus at UChicago Charter School

“The opportunity to be a fellow in the Surge community and learn from individuals who deeply believe in our young people and their futures would be an honor. I see the Surge Fellowship as the space where my ideas and values about education can be challenged, validated, and expanded upon. Surge brings together professionals who see this work not as a means to an end, but as their purpose work. As someone who has spent much time reflecting on my purpose (my impact on this world), I know Surge will be a guiding light in my journey. As I consider how much I benefited from the care and wisdom of counselors, advisors and mentors, my desire is to use what I learn in this space to pay it forward. ”