Now is the time for you to invest in our leaders and amplify the power of this movement!

#SurgeForMore is our annual fundraising campaign to support our education leaders of color who are transforming their communities. Today, nearly 300 Surge alumni work with and lead organizations that collectively serve more than 3.08 million students across the United States. This is your opportunity to Give Back to Surge Ahead to a future where ALL leaders of color have the resources, tools, and community they need to create change.

“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)

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The Surge Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. If we may answer questions or provide additional information contact us at

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.

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