Dawn Hicks

“Surge is the community I never knew how much I needed, but now can’t imagine being without it. Surge has given me the courage to tap into my true passion,…

Tamara L. Hoff Pope

“The Surge Fellowship is the quintessential embodiment of what it means to cultivate excellence among education leaders of color. It represents the gold standard of a movement that empowers black…

Shenita Johnson

“Surge has allowed me to experience and gain exposure to awe-inspiring and tremendous talent. The speakers were conveyors of knowledge imparting wisdom that struck high and low chords of self-awareness…

Natalie Neris

“My experience in the Surge Fellowship has put an imperative on my commitment to excellence and has deepened my commitment to authentic leadership. Through the Surge Fellowship I have learned…

Jawann Pollard

“The Surge Fellowship has played such an unexpected positive role in my life, both personally and professionally. This amazing experience has pushed me to focus inward and evaluate why I…

Cassie Williams

“The Fellowship experience has been awesome for me both professionally and personally: Professionally, I have deepened my understanding of both technical and adaptive skills. I have become a stronger, more…

LeShonne Segura

“The Surge Fellowship rejuvenated my passion for social justice. By challenging me to think critically about my leadership, the Fellowship empowered me to take more ownership of my development and…