Mission & Core Values


Blue Engine partners with schools to unlock human potential.

We bring together teams of teachers working in historically oppressed communities to reimagine the classroom experience for all students, resulting in dramatic gains in academic achievement and diverse groups of apprentice teachers prepared for success in the classroom.

Foundational Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity:
Our Bedrock Value

The prevalence of historic and current systems of oppression in our society fundamentally impact the lives of students we serve. These systems foster entrenched privilege for some while ensuring the system oppression and denial of equal opportunity for others. Only by assembling diverse, inclusive, and actively anti-racist teams will Blue Engine build alliances that disrupt and dismantle these systems at their root.

Neutrality in this fight is a myth; there are only two paths forward. Either we actively work to dismantle these systems on behalf of young people or we remain complicit in maintaining the status quo. Our path is the first. This requires us to seek and embrace discomfort, learn from perspectives different from our own, and interrogate our own assumptions and beliefs through dialogue that builds towards a hopeful, empowered future for every student in every classroom in America.


We believe:

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In the infinite potential of all humans

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In an educational system that works to liberate that potential

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Teams enable outcomes that individuals alone cannot achieve

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Good intentions cannot be confused with measurable results

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Strong human connections and relationships are our lifeblood

See it in Action

Year One

Produced by Kornhaber | Brown, this mini-documentary provides an explanation of Blue Engine’s model and approach.

Year Two

Produced by Kornhaber | Brown, this mini-documentary tells the powerful story of the relationships between a BETA and her students.