Surge Institute Launches Abolitionist Design Lab with Seven Surge Chicago Alumni

(Chicago, IL – August 30th) The Surge Institute is excited to announce that seven Surge Chicago Alumni have been selected to join its inaugural Abolitionist Design Lab. Beginning in August 2021, the selected alumni will participate in a cohort-based professional learning and accountability community centered on abolitionist practice and liberatory design, which will meet monthly […]

Surge Institute and Education Forward DC Partner for Washington, D.C. Launch of the Surge Academy, an Executive Program for Leaders of Color in Education

Are you or a leader you know interested in learning more about the 2022 Surge Academy cohort in D.C.? All candidates can fill out this form to be notified of upcoming virtual events as well as when the application is live. The program’s homepage can also be referenced for any updates regarding the application timeline. […]

Surge Institute Welcomes Fifth Oakland Surge Fellowship Cohort

(OAKLAND, CA – August 18th, 2021) The Surge Institute is excited to welcome 17 leaders from across the Bay Area to join the 2022 Oakland Surge Fellowship cohort. As the organization enters its fifth programmatic year in Oakland, these fellows join a vast network of mission-driven leaders who are currently working within the education and […]

Welcome Surge Alumna Osayuware (Tina) Enagbare to Oakland Advisory Board

(Oakland, CA) The Surge Institute is excited to welcome a dynamic trailblazer to our Local Oakland Advisory Board. Please join us in welcoming Osayuware (Tina) Enagbare (OAK’18)! This is an exciting moment as Surge Oakland welcomes an alumna of the inaugural Oakland Surge Fellowship into a role that heightens her commitment to our mission and […]

Surge Institute Celebrates Indianapolis Cohort and Awards $15,000 in Funding to Six Indianapolis Freedom Dreams Projects

Surge Institute Welcomes new Chief Operating Officer

#SurgeForMore 2020 | Continuing to Invest in Our People

The Surge Institute Welcomes New Chief of Staff

(Chicago, IL) – The Surge Institute would like to warmly welcome Aeriell Robinson to the team as the inaugural Chief of Staff. In her role, Aeriell will collaborate with the President, Board, and staff to lead strategic planning, manage critical projects for the organization and the President, coordinate board management, and plan and manage systems, […]

Welcome the 2021 Surge Chicago Cohort!

During this time that we are in, Surge has continued to be resolute regarding our mission to empower and elevate leaders of color given the widespread impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our communities. Though several aspects of our work have shifted this year, this movement has traversed and persevered. And today, we are […]