Creating a network of support for BLAQUE children.

Advancing educational equity to significantly improve the outcomes for African American children in public schools.

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Be at the forefront of advocacy for children in our community. Support innovative leadership to improve outcomes.

Policy and 

Advocacy

Community Connection

Join people of all backgrounds- from Kansas City, across the country, and around the world- to advance the educational outcomes of Black children.

Make A

Contribution

Make progress possible through in-kind, volunteer, and monetary contributions. We are all in this work together.

 
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THE BLAQUE PLAYBOOK

Power is built through a Bold and Comprehensive policy agenda to address Black achievement.

About Us

Black Leaders Advancing Quality Urban Education (BLAQUE) is a nonprofit, 501(c)4, organization committed to significantly improving the academic, economic, social, emotional, and life outcomes of African American Children in public schools.

Beliefs

We believe in the promise of every Black child. It is our job to disrupt systems that create barriers to Black children realizing their fullest potential.

Values

  • Always center the needs of students

  • Parent and family voices are essential

  • Working with, and not doing to, the communities we serve

Building trusting relationships between families, schools, and communities.

Power is built through a Bold and Comprehensive policy agenda to address Black achievement.

Cultivating a pipeline of qualified candidates.

Cultivating a pipeline of qualified candidates.

Become more informed and influence public decisions.

A lifelong process of building relationships based on trust, consistency, and accountability with marginalized individuals and/or groups of people.

Whether you are wearing BLAQUE Swag or sharing BLAQUE’s stories, our BLAQUE is beautiful because of you.

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