Zakiya Sackor is the Executive Director at Kindred Communities.

“As a new executive director, the opportunity to be a part of the Surge Academy has come at the perfect time. Being a part of the inaugural Surge Academy cohort in DC is not only a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, it also serves as a safe space to hone my skills in community with other committed Black and Brown leaders. I also find value in being a part of a coalition of leaders working together to create a matrix of tiered support that will have immediate and long-term positive impacts for our students and families.”