“Surge means giving me the tools and resources needed to be a leader in the ed space. Most importantly, it means helping Black and Latine students define dignity in schooling, practice self determination, and thrive. It is so much more than opportunity gaps! As a Fellow, I know Surge will help me find my locus of impact in service of the kids who look like me or share my story. ”

Chelsi Chang | Senior Associate at Aspen Institute, Education & Society Program