What we Do
We are solution architects, driven to solve your problems. At With Purpose, our dynamic team of developers, education, research, and data professionals are strategically positioned to create tech solutions to solve the most pressing problems education leaders face. We use big data, engage in deep research, and leverage artificial intelligence to advance education through innovative technologies to build creative solutions to solve big problems.
Student Success Technologies
A digital pathway application that provides a unique mapping of ‘what’s next’ for each student in their educational journey.
A digital technology that produces an affordability rating for every student, at every college, under every circumstance. It will reveal the ‘true cost’ of any college given each student’s unique situation, and reveal a college affordability rating in real-time.
Whatever the need, our team of experienced strategists and expert developers will customize a technology solution to solve it. We specialize in constructing dynamic front-end, backend, database and server solutions for mobile apps, web and desktop applications.
Student Safety Technologies
This new technology will protect your students, staff, and faculty. These innovative Smart Sensors detect vape and marijuana smoke, high carbon dioxide levels, bullying and fights, hazardous gas and chemical spills, gun fire and so much more!
Need help with professional development for your teachers? Want to offer more of a strategic PD plan? Want your teachers to be empowered? Want PD that has a direct impact on student outcomes? Do you have other priorities pulling you away from developing your own PD? Want us to do all the work for you? We are prepared to build a: Personalized, Differentiated, Professional Development plan for every teacher. All you need to do is hire us – and watch your student outcomes soar!!!
INTRODUCING… ‘PD Squared’
From small independent projects to ongoing comprehensive needs, the consulting division of With Purpose exists to provide strategic counsel to individuals and organizations. A few examples of our consulting services include strategic planning, feasibility studies, and acquisition and consolidation studies.
Who We Serve
At With Purpose Consulting Group, LLC, we serve any school, school district, educational service unit, public or private entity, regardless of size, that has a desire to advance their organization through the use of innovative technologies.
We provide schools and school districts with tools and resources to enhance student success and increase student safety. Our company is designed to serve schools as a collaborative partner, providing tools and resources beyond the scope of what schools have and are able to do. We believe that the best learning environment occurs when student success is the focus and their safety is the priority. Our company also carries a litany of solutions designed to accomplish faculty and staff professional development needs, meet administrative goals and initiatives, and equip school boards to fulfill their strategic plan and mission.
Cooperative agreements with educational agencies create an economy of scale that produces significant efficiencies. We partner with progressive agencies interested in utilizing the newest and most powerful education technologies to advance the school districts they serve. We engage in collaborative efforts to create custom tech solutions to solve the most pressing pain points the schools they serve are experiencing. With a focus on school safety, improving efficiencies, and increasing student success, agencies may utilize our existing technologies or we will work together to quickly develop new ed tech solutions specifically designed to solve their unique problems.
Public & Private Entities
Strategic partnerships with non-educational entities is quickly becoming a staple of With Purpose Consulting Group, LLC. The ultimate goal of our work is to promote the advancement of society by using innovative technologies to build creative solutions to solve big problems. We start in the education setting, but recognize how our work quickly moves beyond education and can solve problems outside of the schools. Our company works directly with institutions of higher education, economic development agencies, workforce development agencies, talent development and acquisition companies, and other entities that benefit from the great work K-12 schools do. We serve as the conduit between secondary schools and society.
Your problem; Our solution!
The College Affordability Toolkit
HALO Smart Sensor
Social and Emotional Learning Resources
With Purpose Consulting Group, LLC
With Purpose Consulting Group, LLC was founded by Merritt Nelson on October 4, 2021. After more than 25 years of successful careers in both K-12 and Higher Education, Merritt’s comprehensive experience in education exposed many opportunities to create a better education to career transition framework for both students and employers. This led to the launch of ‘With Purpose’ with a mission to ‘promote the advancement of society by using innovative technologies to build creative solutions to solve big problems.’
Kiss Your Pain Points Good-Bye!
You have pain points, we have solutions. Let’s get started! Time is of the essence. Whatever your problem is, we can help you solve it. Click the ‘Schedule Your Consultation’ button and LET’S GO!!!!
Pain points, efficiency issues, underperformance, and mission derailers – they are all prevalent. When overwhelming stress and the feeling of ‘I don’t even know where to start’ settle in – it can be paralyzing for leaders. So where do you start, just contact us. Don’t overthink this. You don’t need a plan, you don’t need a budget, you don’t need to have identified all your issues – just contact us and let’s talk. We’ll take the lead and let you focus on doing your job.
Identify Your Need!
Whatever your priority, whatever your initiative, whatever your goal – we are here to help you develop a plan to reach the outcome you need. If you know your pain point, we’ll get started to customize our solution to solve it. If you need help identifying your pain points, our Strategic Assessment for Pain Points (SAPP) will objectively identify and reveal what problems are most prevalent and imperative to solve. We will eliminate the issues that are inhibiting your progress toward desired outcomes. To get started, click the ‘Schedule Your Free Consultation” today!
Strategy without execution will limit any improvement attempt. We are here to help you identify your pain points and problems, create a customized plan to solve them, AND develop a comprehensive execution plan to assure the desired results happen. Let’s do this!!!
“Heading into her junior year of high school, Natalie had an idea where she wanted to go to college, but didn’t know where to start or what the first steps were. Her high school counselor is great, but just didn’t have the time to work individually with Natalie on her application and answer her questions. Merritt and his team took the reins and is currently leading us through the process. The personalization has been the most impressive part of College Counseling 360 and I highly recommend any high school student strongly consider working with this dynamic and talented team to help them with the college search process. “
Miranda B. (Natalie’s mom);
“Was college the right choice and which college is the right fit? Recommend without reservation: Jayson didn’t know if college was going to be right for him. Merritt put Jayson through an extensive inventory and worked with him on identifying his strengths, passions, and goals among other things. Upon completing this we not only were able to confirm that college was the right choice for Jayson, but Merritt was able to put together a list of 8 colleges that fit Jayson’s needs and our family’s non-negotiables. We are in the process of applying and visiting several of these schools and are confident that the right fit will rise up and be clear to us based upon the great work of the College Counseling team.”
– Jerry L. (Jayson’s dad);
“Needed financial aid guidance and didn’t want debt; 10/10 recommend: Moving into his senior year, the thing that we were most nervous about was how we were going to pay for Ethan’s college. We have a little bit of money saved through our 529 Plan, but we knew that wouldn’t be enough. One of the most important factors in Ethan’s college choice was being able to find a college that was the right fit for him and getting him graduated with as little debt as possible. The financial aid team at College Counseling 360 identified a series of scholarships Ethan would be eligible for and he is applying for those now. We are confident that the schools Merritt and his team provided to us will allow us to meet our goal of little to no debt. I highly recommend anyone who wants to hear about all the tricks and trades of the higher education financial world to work with Merritt and his team; they are amazing and very focused on helping meet each client’s goals.”
– Marcus W. (Ethan’s father);
“We didn’t know what we didn’t know; Highly recommend College Counseling 360: We’ve had two children go through the college search process before, but when I spoke with Merritt about how I thought I could do this alone, he said, ‘You only know what you know – and you don’t know what you don’t know.’ I told him I’d be willing to schedule a consultation and give him a chance to show what he meant. In less than 30 minutes, he blew my mind with information and explained with clarity the different financial aid models across higher education. He articulated the difference between loans and grants and which ones to stay away from and which ones to pursue; he explained the difference between unfunded institutional aid and funded institutional aid and why that matters and how to leverage it to get more money. With my two older children, we thought we got a good deal and did well handling things ourselves. I had no idea how much money we left on the table and how much more money we could have gotten in aid if we would have worked with Merritt and his College Counseling 360 team. My youngest two children are in 8th grade and 10th grade and we have already hired Merritt to work with us for their college search.”