Joselin Cisneros is an Education Fellow at The Kresge Foundation

“I hope to build long-lasting connections and friendships, learn together, grieve together, and celebrate our achievements together. I hope to be able to Surge together with a group of other like-minded equity-centered leaders to make the changes we want to see in our communities. We are at a critical junction in this country with the ongoing pandemic and the racial reckoning acutely impacting communities of color. The time is now to change inequitable systems that continue to thwart opportunities for people of color to live fulfilling lives. I hope to engage with Surge to ensure our communities are at the forefront of the fight to dismantle racist and inequitable systems.”