Create Purpose is a team of professionals and volunteer experts in the United States and Mexico with expertise in a myriad of fields.
Nicholas Sandoval - CEO
Ana Cristina Bórquez Garcés - Education
Robert Nava - Board Chair
Tresa Gowland - Director of Communications
Kim Brown - Director of Development
Amar Harrag - Orphanage Relations Director
Tom Wong - Director of Research
Rachel Christensen - Social Innovation Officer
Our Founding Story
Create Purpose began in November 2014 with the purpose of creating a pilot program to offer orphans and vulnerable children living in centers a valuable education program. Our founder Nicholas Sandoval, had been visiting centers and donating time and money for nearly a decade. Over the years he saw that something was missing: the commitment to the children was minimal and sporadic and there was a need for more sustainable programs that support the children's need for a practical education and help them thrive in the real world. With that idea in mind, Nicholas teamed up with local do-gooders, academics and organizations to create an educational and nurturing program with a worldly perspective that serves children and the community.