Purpose School: Your Invitation to a Community for Growth and Impact

Purpose School: Your Invitation to a Community for Growth and Impact

Purpose School: Your Invitation to a Community for Growth and Impact
George Nichols III
Sep 20, 2021

Everywhere we look, uncertainty abounds, from the persistence of the COVID-19 pandemic to our nation’s ongoing racial reckoning, social unrest, and economic troubles. But as always, I believe when the night is darkest, only then can we see the full extent of the stars above us—and we all know that next comes the dawn and brightness of a new day.

Over the past year and a half, people across the country and the world have come together in unprecedented ways to meet the challenges we face with innovative solutions that lay the groundwork for long-term, transformative change. I’m fortunate to work for an institution in the midst of many of the most important of these changes, and one whose faculty, staff, and network of supporters are dedicated to pushing them forward. That’s why I’m proud to announce the next step in our mission to promote lifelong learning and the benefit of society: Purpose School from The American College of Financial Services.

Purpose School is a new state-of-the-art social impact experience designed for those who wish to refresh, deepen, or more significantly repurpose their energies, and discover new ways to make a difference in their lives, and the lives of others.

The program offers the space and support to learn from experts, explore your own purpose, and connect with and enjoy others. Our conversations include innovations in philanthropy but also impact investing and social enterprise, along with deep dives into practice areas such as human-centered design. This is all tied together by our new PS 360 Notebook and activities, which help frame personal reflections throughout, and is capped with a personal passion project. Purpose School Fellows are entrepreneurs with a growth mindset looking to update their skills and join a special community of change-makers, mid-career professionals considering a focus on greater impact, and late-career leaders approaching or in a career transition, with more time and resources to devote to renewed purpose.

The Founders Class is a special opportunity and one especially well timed given the needs all around us. We’re excited about having a dynamic and inspired first class and I sincerely hope that you’ll consider joining as a Fellow.

It is time to match the challenges we face today with a new urgency and ambition for making a difference. That potential is what Purpose School is built for — to discover new possibilities, know-how, meaning and joy in giving back. I invite you to be a part of the Founders Class and my own journey for change. 

I can’t wait to get to know the faces and hear the stories of our fellow purpose-driven individuals. Let’s work together to realize that new day and remind everyone, no matter where they may be, that we are, as always, “stronger together.”