What a year! It truly seems only moments ago that we were ringing in 2018, announcing a new fellowship in Oakland and celebrating the national expansion of this movement to transform education for our youth and communities.
While we as an organization have made big moves, our fellows continue to kill it as game-changers and thought leaders for our communities! 2019 Surge Fellow Chanelle Bell hosted the opening ceremony for the Obama Foundation Summit,
sharing her story
with a wide audience of like-minded leaders and aspiring leaders. Our movement also saw nationwide Surge success as 2016 Chicago Alumna Marilyn Rhames and 2018 Oakland Alumnus Charles Cole, III, were both were selected as finalists for
EdLoc's Boulder Fund
, where they pitched for funding for their organizations
Teachers Who Pray
Finally, as we close out an incredible year I want to thank all in our community who love this movement and this mission enough to have contributed to our biggest #SurgeForMore total in the history of our work. What a way to end 2018!
As we journey forward into a new year— a year that may fly by just as quickly as the last—let's sit in this moment and appreciate an explosion of growth and success along with the promise of an even brighter future.
In community and gratitude,