Ceily Moore

Ceily Moore is the Program Manager at Community Youth Development Institute  “Being part of the Surge Fellowship means being in community with Black and Latinx leaders in education who believe in…

Iliana Miranda

Iliana Miranda is the Assistant Director of Advising and Student Retention, Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services at the University of Illinois at Chicago “I choose Surge because fighting for equity…

Sara Martinez

Sara Martinez is a Family and Community Engagement in Education Specialist at Chicago Public Schools “This is happening at the exact time it is supposed to. I’ve waited 6 years for…

Candace Kyles

Candace Kyles is the Senior Director of the College Graduation Office, UC Woodlawn Campus at UChicago Charter School “The opportunity to be a fellow in the Surge community and learn from…

Jasmine Knowles

Jasmine Knowles is the Managing Director, Black Educators Initiative at Urban Teachers “As an educational leader in Chicago, I realize that I cannot do this work alone. I believe that we…

Faven Habte

Faven Habte is the Science Instructional Support Leader for Network 16 at Chicago Public Schools “I see Surge as a space of healing and growth where I can show up as…

Alejandra Gutiérrez

Alejandra Gutiérrez is a Social Emotional Learning Specialist at Chicago Public Schools ” ‘We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community.’ This is…

Tyler Frazier

Tyler Frazier is an Equity Experience and Belonging Fellow, Office of Equity at Chicago Public Schools “I believe every student is a prodigy. Yet, not every public school is positioned to…

Amaris Evans

Amaris Evans is an Algebra Teacher at Lindblom Math and Science Academy  “As a Surge Fellow, I look forward to sowing the care, compassion and grace that has been gifted to…