Marcus Wilson is the Manager, Program Operations at CityWorks DC

“The Surge Fellowship and Surge Academy understand that the work that needs to be done in our communities must be detached from whiteness and that problems negatively impacting Black and brown people can be solved by that same demographic. In order to manifest my vision into a reality, I will immerse myself into the authentic and diverse community that Surge creates — consisting of various ideas and experiences conducive to the greater good. I would be intentional about listening to others before sharing my own thoughts and opinions. Also, I would be dedicated to challenging myself to remain open to new perspectives, which will ultimately lead to me combining these vast experiences into one strategic approach toward education equality.”