The Oakland Surge Fellowship identifies and accelerates promising African-American, Asian American, Pacific Islander, 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.