“For me, Surge means more to me than the amplified impact for students and elevation of Black and Brown leaders within the city of Chicago. Surge is about community. It’s about finding like-minded people who you can lean on for support, share ideas and stories, and collectively transform the ecosystem of education for thousands of students with similar backgrounds and experiences us. By joining the Surge community, I hope to can grow personally and professional, and develop the skills to cultivate buy-in around new ideas and lead passionately, with an ability to adapt and collaborate with others.”

Senior Program Analyst | Crown Family Philanthropies