Ulric Shannon is the Director of Partner Engagement at AUSL (Academy for Urban School Leadership).

“The Surge Fellowship is a movement to ensure educational equity, with the belief that it can only be achieved if it is diverse in every aspect. By leveraging the perspective and credibility that individuals who share the same racial and economic backgrounds to the students to whom we serve can disrupt the status quo; achievement gap, the cycle of poverty, and inequity. The Surge Fellowship is about transformational leadership. It is a movement to develop and train black and brown leaders to recognize educational excellence and equity. Through Surge’s cohort structure we maximize the collective impact that will inspire, challenge, and support each fellow to be their best and sustain our efforts. Our collective impact will change the face of our city, state, and country.”