Celia Gonzalez Lozano is the Chief Program Officer at Communities In Schools of Chicago.

“The Surge Fellowship is an opportunity to learn, to grow, to stretch and to shine. There is always an element of urgency in relation to addressing the needs we see in our schools, with our youth, and across our city. And yet sometimes the exact thing we need to do is take a moment to reflect, retool with new strategies, and recharge our souls. As leaders in our communities and our organizations, we each bring this talent and passion to the table. I look forward to learning from my peers, building community, and pushing ourselves and each other to be our best. Together, we create momentum, power and change.”