(Chicago, IL – May 10th, 2022) – The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago’s Annual Celebration Awards honor the outstanding achievements in the Chicago nonprofit sector. YNPN Chicago received dozens of nominations across four categories including Nonprofit of the Year, Associate Board of the Year, Supervisor of the Year, and Young Nonprofit Professional of the Year. We are excited to share that Surge has been nominated to the final round for the “Nonprofit of the Year” Award and voting by the general public has begun.

Winners will be announced at YNPN Chicago’s Annual Celebration on Wednesday, June 8, 6-8 PM at Center on Halsted in Lakeview. Learn about all the nominees, buy tickets to the celebration, and cast your vote for Surge by clicking here.

Surge is honored to be named alongside organizations that are leading impactful work in the city of Chicago and beyond.


Marisa Muñoz


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About The Surge Institute:

The Surge Institute is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established with a simple but important mission to develop and elevate leaders of color who create transformative change for children, families, and communities. Founded by Carmita Semaan in 2014, the organization was designed to empower emerging diverse leaders to change the landscape of education by providing them with a unique, authentic leadership development experience. To learn more about The Surge Institute, please visit: www.surgeinstitute.org

About YNPN Chicago:

The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago (YNPN Chicago) strengthens the nonprofit community by providing accessible professional development, resources, and networking opportunities for young professionals involved in the Chicago-area nonprofit sector. YNPN Chicago envisions a community of engaged and inspired leaders working together to advance society’s greater good. Learn more at ynpnchicago.org.