The Las Vegas Surge Academy identifies and accelerates promising African-American and Latinx education talent to enhance their expertise and aptitude, empowering them to transform the education ecosystem. Fellows hone:
- Executive Skills
- Team-Building Techniques
- Navigating Education History & Politics
- Proclaiming Your Authentic Story/Background
- Strategic Relationship Management
The academy encompasses a combination of content areas and learning experiences to broaden exposure and accelerates skill and leadership development. High-profile leaders in education and other industries are faculty members and informal advisers to the network of Surge Fellows.
This experience is curated to generate both individual and collective transformation through healing and a reclamation of our leadership narratives centered on the power and strength of our racial and ethnic identities and how they supremely qualify us to impact the communities and students we serve.
Las Vegas Applications are Currently Closed.
A proud Afro-Latina from California, Janeen is also an avid reader, loves tv, and finds that laughter and community make the world go round. She resides on the South Side of Chicago with her children (Xiomara, Stokely) and husband (Akili). Janeen received a B.A. in African American Studies and Sociology from UCLA and holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy and a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Michigan. Janeen firmly believes that for youth and adults alike, “education is releasing what is already within” and actively leads with the love for the “babies” in all she does.