David Blancas is the Program Manager for the City of Aurora Financial Empowerment Center at The Neighbor Project.

“Always in life, an idea starts small, it is only a sapling idea, but the vines will come. They will try to choke your idea so it will die. You will know you had an idea so big it could have touched the face of the sky.” — The Power of One. This quote always comes to mind when I think of the work Surge is doing. Surge is providing the resources and tools to fight vines of inequity, institutionalized racism, and oppression. Surge Fellows are learning to see how high their ideas and dreams will grow.”