Dana Cilono is the Director of CARES for Learning 

“With the majority of children of color across the country lacking the privileges and power that education should provide, leveling the playing field by increasing access and achievement is not enough. Eradicating inequities is essential for all to benefit from education. Joining the Surge network would provide access to power and resources, the achievement of knowledge and skill, and privileges that increase access and impact. With access, achievement, and privilege, I could more aptly disrupt patterns of education inequality and inequity in communities that I serve.”