Christopher Williams is the Assistant Director of Admissions and Outreach Coordinator at Urban School.

“My teachers throughout grade school were amazing, strong, intelligent people of color. I admired them, wanted to be them. High school and college provided me with lots of guidance and other (non-POC) adults I could rely on, but through all of their teaching, I realized a common theme: everyone has a story to tell. My vision of education equality is to give all students the opportunity to share their stories and use their experience to guide learning. The Surge Fellowship will give me the tools to continue lifting up stories in and out of the classroom. Surge will strengthen my passions for creating change by focusing inward and striving for excellence, not perfection. I want to be able to lead with others to solve real-world problems and shift my leadership mindset. I think Surge is my opportunity to truly give something great to the world.”