Ariel Johnson

“Surge has reignited my dedication to education through the lens of a Black woman from the south of Chicago. It has affirmed that my perspective is not just useless fodder…

Michael Johns

“The Surge Fellowship has been an outstanding experience! It has truly enriched my leadership competencies. Whether reading an impactful article or having engaging dialog, Surge has reinforced the notion of…

Adria Husband

“My Surge Fellowship experience has truly been life changing. It is easy to feel like an island in professional spheres where there are few individuals who share your passion, face…

Erica Hines

“Surge has shown me how much leadership potential I already have. I’ve been given inspiration to know and believe in myself, as well as the practical information and access to…

Christopher Goins

“The Surge Fellowship truly increased my capacity to lead. The Fellowship gave me a greater appreciation for my strengths and how to leverage them, as well as a deeper understanding…

Adrian DeLeón

“My Surge Fellowship experience contributed to my personal and professional development by enhancing my influential leadership capacity, reawakening my political consciousness, and strengthening my kinship with other young aspiring leaders…

Melissa Connelly

Melissa Connelly is the Chief Program Officer at OneGoal. In this role, she stewards the organization’s programmatic strategic plan and ensures all internal stakeholders are invested in the organization’s vision…