TrainingPros has a culture that encourages work-life balance and being of service in the community. The focus on giving, from this specialized L&D staffing agency, is to increase its contributions to the communities where it does business, and to make contributions that help the world.
“Our business is built on the premise of helping others: helping consultants find work, and helping corporate managers complete projects. Our service to the community, and the world, is a natural extension of our companywide desire to help.” – Leigh Anne Lankford, President
Some of our community service efforts include:
One Tree Planted – In 2021, TrainingPros announced its global “one for one” partnership with the reforestation nonprofit One Tree Planted. TrainingPros has pledged to plant one tree on behalf of every consultant the firm puts to work and has set a goal to plant 10,000 trees over the next several years.
Pledge 1% – TrainingPros has made a commitment to Pledge 1%, a corporate philanthropy movement dedicated to making the community a key stakeholder in every business. TrainingPros will encourage and challenge its team to give back to their communities by volunteering. Full-time TrainingPros employees will receive 20 paid hours each year, and part-time employees will receive 10 paid hours each year, to volunteer in the community for a cause that means the most to them.
Feel Your BoobiesR Foundation – The foundation hosted a virtual “We TuTu for You!” event to raise funds to help educate young women about proactive breast health. TrainingPros Relationship Manager Leigh Hurst is also the founder of the organization. It was easy to support her efforts to raise their annual 5K. Many of TrainingPros team members donated, ordered tutus, took photos, and posted on social media. They also tagged a breast cancer survivor or two as well. Overall, the event was represented in 48 states and raised over $24,000 for their reminder campaign. Leigh Hurst was announced in 2021 to be on the Center for Disease Control’s Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women until her term expires in 2024.
Feeding America – TrainingPros has an ongoing fund-raising effort to make donations to Feeding America. This organization works with over 200 food banks nationwide that feed more than 46 million people. They contribute through food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other community-based agencies. TrainingPros’ Customer Success Team leader Michelle Estrada spearheaded the project to raise funds with resounding support from President Leigh Anne Lankford. TrainingPros also participated in its 5K Run Across America.
The Sandwich Project Atlanta – TrainingPros staff often participate in the On Wednesdays, people make sandwiches which are delivered to various homeless shelters and other organizations that support the homeless to help provide easy lunches for the homeless in Atlanta and metro Atlanta.