“I grew up with the firm belief that education is one of the greatest equalizers in our society. I also grew up acutely aware that the educational structures and systems that exist intentionally disenfranchise people of color and low-income communities. The Surge Institute’s efforts to work and develop future changemakers who want to and will reshape our current educational systems to work in service of all students is a unique opportunity.”

Jessica Jones-Lewis is the High School Program Manager at College Possible.