Derrick Fleming, Jr. is the Managing Director of Strategic Engagement at Chicago Scholars.

“When I think of the Surge Fellowship, the countless Surge events that I have attended, and the Surge staff and fellows I’ve met over the years; they all have one thing in common; they all want to create a world that is fair, equitable, inclusive, and loving of the youth and communities that are routinely underestimated. That’s a movement I want and need to be a part of.”