2017 Surge Institute Fellowship for Chicago-based African-American or Latino leader

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Application Deadline: July 21, 2016

As a Fellow you will leave the program having developed an understanding of competency in organizational management, relationship management, strategic planning and problem solving, navigating complex environments, and expertise in the history and structure of public education. Each Fellow will have demonstrated an ability to achieve and lead. As a Fellow you will learn how to have a tremendous impact on the broad landscape of leadership and education.


  • Chicago-based African-American or Latino leader between the ages of 28 to 40
  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum)
  • Minimum of six years of work experience
  • Employed in education or youth-serving role (district, charter, public policy, philanthropy or advocacy/non profit) at the initiation of and for the duration of the Fellowship
  • Passion for positively impacting the lives of young people and their communities


  • Tuition is $3000 per fellow. Tuition may be contributed by the individual or their sponsoring organization
  • Limited scholarships are available


  • Online application complete and submitted by July 21, 2016
  • Two letters of recommendation; one must be from current organization
  • Résumé
  • Completed employer authorization form
  • Interview with 3 selection committee members
  • Ability to attend all sessions and participate for the duration of the program
Key Dates: 2017 Surge Fellowship Application Process
June 1st Application Available Online
June 7th #LeadTheSurge 6.7.16 Reception
July 21st Application is Due
August 10th – 11th Selection Days
October 6th – 8th 2017 Fellowship Retreat

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2017 Surge fellowship

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