Blueshift Education believes…

that social impact media has the power to reach audiences and spark energy for deep and lasting social change.

The word ‘Blueshift’ describes how light wavelengths change as objects in space move closer, just as audience perspectives will change with the insight and context they gain from impact education materials.

Launched in 2015, we work with media makers to develop Impact Education resources – curriculum, guides, innovative platforms and tools, strategy and professional training content – to fulfill impact campaign goals and increase critical media literacy.

At Blueshift we are passionate about the intersections between education, social change, and storytelling. We are guided by our vision and commitment to deepen understanding of pressing social issues, amplify diverse voices, and create pathways to connect ideas, people and resources.

As a white led women-owned business we approach our work with the knowledge that our cultural identities and our white privilege frame how we experience the world and do our work as educational content creators. We remain committed to exploring and breaking down our own personal assumptions and biases and working in solidarity with others to dismantle the unjust institutions and systems that perpetuate racism while also working towards new models of equity and justice for all. We understand that doing so requires reflection, conversation, resources, intellectual inquiry, and action and believe it is important to publicly communicate to our partners across the documentary and creative media field that we will remain steadfast as we engage in this ongoing work. 

Blueshift Education, Inc. is located in Denver, CO.

FRAN STERLING

Partner

fran@BlueshiftEducation.com
(303) 720-1110

I have joyfully worked in education for over 30 years. First as a middle and high school teacher for over a decade and then for fifteen years in the nonprofit sector for Facing History and Ourselves. As Co-Founder of Blueshift Education, I joined together my love of learning and teaching to work for justice and accelerate change by supporting and leveraging powerful storytelling. 

Outside of my Blueshift work I love to travel, cook, garden, read, watch a lot of documentary films, be outdoors as much as possible, and spend time with my family laughing, eating, discovering, and loving each other.

JEN SARCHE

Partner

I love my work at Blueshift because I believe in the power of great media to spark the kind of connection, empathy, curiosity, dialogue and action that can lead to real social change. I have a passion for cross-community communication, which I have applied in my career as a researcher, educator, and facilitator in public health and non-profit settings. Film has always been a part of my work, and at Blueshift I get to share those transformative moments unique to great art, and help translate them into deeper learning and insight.

I also love: playing Catan with my kids, the occasional reality TV wallow (Married at First Sight, anyone?), creative writing, breathing mountain air, and Philz coffee.