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Building a Better Future

Work is a big part of life. We believe it should be meaningful.

To celebrate our 20th anniversary, we’ve teamed up with our partner, Thought Industries, to donate 20,000 online course licenses to non-profits and people in need.

Thank you to Thought Industries for partnering with us. Check them out 


Acumen Learning and non-profit Higher Purpose Co. have joined forces to help Black Mississippian residents further develop their business, strategic, and financial acumen and build the financial literacy of Black business owners.

In 1860, the white-to-Black per capita wealth ratio was 56:1. Today the ratio is 6 to 1.

(Wealth of Two Nations: The U.S. Racial Wealth Gap, 1860-2020)


The number of Black small-business owners was 28% higher in the third quarter of 2021 than it was pre-pandemic.

(Robert Fairlie)

Since 1989, the median wealth held by Black Americans between the ages of 25 and 65 never exceeded 19% of the median wealth of similarly situated White adults.

(Hanks et al. 2018; Weller and Hanks, 2018)


Higher Purpose Co.

Our Partner

Higher Purpose Co's mission is to build community wealth with Black residents in Mississippi by supporting the ownership of financial, cultural, and political power. Their theory of change is anchored by an integrated model: asset building, narrative change, and advocacy.

Solutions-based organizing and Community Wealth Building amplify our theory of change to unapologetically tackle generational poverty, structured inequality, and institutionalized racism in the state of Mississippi.


Acumen Learning and non-profit have joined forces to help women in tech further develop their business, strategic, and financial acumen. In today's world, supporting women's advancement is a business imperative that drives growth for people, businesses, communities, and shareholders.

When women lead we believe change happens.

Women leave the tech industry at a 45% higher rate than men.



28% of women that leave tech jobs cite a lack of career growth opportunities as a reason.


Women-led tech companies perform 3x better on average than those with male CEOS.



“When organizations direct women toward resources that focus on the conventional advice that we've been hearing for over 40 years, there's a notable absence of advice that relates to business, strategic and financial acumen.”

Susan Colantuono, CEO and Founder of Leading Women


Our Partner connects, inspires, and guides women in computing, and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative.

Their enterprise supports women in technical fields, as well as the organizations that employ them and the academic institutions training the next generation.


Acumen Learning and non-profit have joined forces to support those who also serve: military spouses. Together we'll provide free access to our online course to develop this community's business and financial acumen. This partnership will help military spouses effectively compete for today's remote job opportunities as well as provide training for those interested in entrepreneurial endeavors.

25% of military spouses are seeking work.

(National Military Spouse Network)


Military spouses continue to rank employment as their #1 issue.

(Blue Star Families)

Military spouses have an unemployment rate of approximately 22%.

(Department of Defense)



Our Partner

VetJobs works to expand employment opportunities for service members and veterans through one-on-one employment placement assistance, focused on the use of gap skills training and targeted resume and interview assistance, LinkedIn optimization, and connections to employer partners in order to create a smoother transition process.

Together we can...

Build a Brighter Future

For 20 years, we’ve been working with some of the world's biggest companies — growing our business and spreading our love for business acumen. In celebration of our twentieth year, we want to focus on something that’s even more important - growing and improving the community we live in. 


We’re committed to working with the community, improving diversity and inclusion, and helping our employees continue to grow to create the best future for everyone, making it possible for everyone to open doors in the business world and succeed. 


To celebrate our 20th anniversary, we’re working with a variety of non-profits by opening up our online course access to support everyone to improve their ability to speak and understand the language of business. This includes organizations that work with the full spectrum of the community including race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, qualified veteran status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. 


Together, we can build a brighter future.

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