JimDre Westbrook

“By attending Surge, I hope to build a dependable tribe of people who will continue to do the work within the Vegas educational community and importantly, do the work within…

Brenda Romero

“Through the Surge fellowship, I hope to learn from other like-minded educators to help create equitable opportunities for the youth in the community that I serve. As a first- generation…

Power Surge

For years, Surge Founder and CEO Carmita Semaan heard from the supervisors of Surge Fellows and leaders of partner organizations that they needed their own Surge. The top can be…

Staff and Board

The Surge Institute leadership team is dedicated to the mission of developing, connecting and empowering emerging leaders of color across the education landscape. The overarching goal in all of our…

Surge Angels

The mission of the Surge Institute is to educate and develop leaders of color who create transformative change for young people, their families, and our broader communities. Our most entrepreneurial-minded…