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The December Campaign

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BENEFITING: BLUE ENGINE INC

ORGANIZER: BLUE ENGINE INC

EVENT DATE: Dec 01, 2011

Cristina Landa

THE STORY:

I work for Blue Engine - a new non-profit  that partners teams of Blue Engine Teaching Assistants (BETAs) with classroom teachers to increase academic rigor in high need public high schools in New York City.

Did you know that only 15% of students from low income communities who enter college graduate?

When I first heard the statistic, it shocked me. It can be a major accomplishment for a high school student to just graduate high school, but if they reach that point - and then can't succeed in college - that's a problem.

In its first school year (20010-11), Blue Engine tripled the college ready rate in Algebra for its first partner school. 

Now, Blue Engine wants to do more. And that's why we launched The December Campaign.

Year 1:  1 school, 1 subject, 12 BETAs, 180 students

Year 2:  3 schools, 3 subjects, 26 BETAs, 540 students

IT'S TIME FOR

Year 3:  Help us Expand our Reach.

Your donations will help Blue Engine expand in Year 3. Any bit of donations really help! 

Success in college is shaped by many factors, but research has consistently shown that academic rigor during high school is the single strongest predictor of whether students sink or swim once they enter college. The Blue Engine model was designed to help students master the advanced academic skills required for high school and college success. BETAs dramatically reduce instructor-to-student ratios (1:6) by collaborating with teachers to customize instruction, increase academic rigor and build empowering relationships with students at every academic level—not just high achieving students, struggling students, or students who opt into the program—starting day one of freshman year.

The Team: $40,238 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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BLUE ENGINE INC

Amount Raised

$29,107

 

58% Raised of $50,000 Goal

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Chris Tracy

Amount Raised

$6,650

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Nayan Behal

Amount Raised

$1,431

 

95% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Stefanie Lob

Amount Raised

$1,100

 

55% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Khalida Ali

Amount Raised

$470

 

47% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Puja Mohindra

Amount Raised

$435

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Adama Sall

Amount Raised

$250

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Patrick O'Neil

Amount Raised

$200

 

20% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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