Join us as we ‘Soar With Surge’ toward a brighter future in education!

#SurgeForMore is our annual fundraising campaign to support our leaders of color who are making significant impacts in their communities. Surge isn’t just an organization; it’s a movement – driving change and equity in education. Today, nearly 400 Surge alumni work with and lead organizations that are reshaping the educational landscape. Now is the time to invest in the movement! Let’s soar together towards a future where students, families, and whole communities realize their potential.

“We are powerful beyond our belief, and we are the solution to rebuilding our community if we work collectively and believe in our genius.” – Michael Gerald Johns (2016 Surge Alum)

The Surge Institute’s mission is to educate and develop leaders of color who create transformative change for young people, their families and our broader communities.

To learn more about Surge or the impact of your gifts, send us an email at We look forward to hearing from you!