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

Launched in 2015, our current team works with filmmakers, photographers and writers to help them develop what we define as Impact Education -innovative educational strategy, experiences, tools and resources to bring stories off the screen and into viewers’ lives in order to deepen the audience experience and drive social change.

At Blueshift we are passionate about the intersections between education, social change, and documentary media. 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.

Blueshift Education LLC is located in Denver, CO.

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.



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Prior to founding Blueshift in 2016, Fran worked for over 25 years in education – in classrooms and with schools, cultural institutions and as a leader in the non-profit sector – developing resources, training educators and facilitating community conversations. As Co-Founder and partner in Blueshift, Fran’s passion for issues of justice and commitment to education are joined to leverage social impact documentary media across platforms and communities for deep and lasting change.

Fran spent over a decade as a middle and high school classroom teacher before working for fifteen years at the international education non-profit Facing History and Ourselves as a Senior Program Associate in San Francisco, Director of the the Denver/Rocky Mountain States regional office, and Senior Associate for Research and Development for the national organization. Fran trained and supported hundreds of educators, was the lead writer on numerous educational resources, and facilitated many nationwide trainings. Fran is a skilled and creative strategic thinker forging long-term partnerships and successfully implementing a range of educational programs across the country.

Outside of Blueshift, Fran serves on several local community non-profit boards, enjoys travel and spending time playing in Colorado’s mountains skiing, climbing and camping with her husband and three children. Fran holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Politics from Mount Holyoke College, a Master’s Degree in Education/Curriculum and Design from the University of Colorado, a diploma in Jewish Studies from the Oxford Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, and has completed her PhD coursework in Cultural Studies and History from Claremont Graduate School.



Jen Sarche is an experienced educator and non-profit professional with a passion for social justice.  Her diverse work background includes developing award-winning strategic public media campaigns as well as innovative curriculum for interpersonal communication, teaching youth and adults to communicate constructively through conflict. In her work with Bridge HIV, a global leader in HIV prevention research, Jen developed successful interactive multi-media education campaigns for HIV prevention research.  Her work also received international recognition for training communities at high risk for HIV and researchers to work collaboratively.  Additionally, she worked with the Kaiser Family Foundation, partnering with MTV, Univision, Fox, and BET to develop and implement creative sexual health messages on multiple media platforms.  Jen is an experienced facilitator and dynamic trainer, and was co-Executive Director of Building Bridges, a non-profit organization that creates transformative experiences for young people and adults who seek to build relationships across social divides, such as in Israel and Palestine, and in the United States across race and class.

Jen graduated summa cum laude from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BA in Anthropology, and has a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley.  She also geeks out over crossword puzzles and Project Runway.