Over the years we have created strong bonds with the community by proudly volunteering with the Greater Boston Food Bank and Pine Street Inn, collaborating at the YMCA's Educational & Training branch, contributing to the success of Catholic Charities and Nurtury Boston, as well as supporting The American Heart Association. In every way we are committed to improving the education and social awareness of society, to create better lives.
Giving back is more than just our responsibility, it’s a priority.
The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce honored JOHNLEONARD as the 2022 Small Business of the Year for Community Impact.
The annual Small Business of the Year Awards showcase the contributions of businesses to the community in six categories. JOHNLEONARD was recognized for the Community Impact category for demonstrating “a commitment to enhancing the future of the Greater Boston community through a focus on social impact.” Read more about this award here.
JOHNLEONARD proudly honors and supports the YMCA Education & Training Branch in its mission to foster, “Better Employees, Better Lives & Better Communities through Innovative Job Training and English Language Skills”. They do this through providing education and training that opens up access to post-secondary education as well as pathways to employment that offer family supporting wages and benefits to unemployed and underemployed adults in Greater Boston.
The organization’s programs include English literacy classes, computerized office skills training, employment assistance, and career services coaching in close collaboration with the area’s best third-level schools and employers.
Not only has JOHNLEONARD sat on the board since 1984, but we also have been actively participating in every cycle since the organization’s inception. We continuously provide student and graduate training support, including resume help and interview tips, as well as best practices on how to progress in their desired careers.
Graduates from the program have been successful in attaining a place in their school of choice or direct hire and temporary positions in professional roles such as Medical Reception, Claims Administrators, Patient Access Specialists, Customer Service Representatives, Financial Services Associates, and more. Over the years, these highly-valued trained candidates have created a distinct reputation with our clients and show no sign of slowing down.
JOHNLEONARD works with Nurtury to give “in need” children within the Greater Boston Area, from birth to age five, the opportunity to reach their full potential by investing in school readiness, promoting healthy development, and strengthening families.
Like Nurtury, we believe in educating our community to guarantee the success of our future generations. We take pride in promoting a successful education system and in giving every child an opportunity to succeed.
JOHNLEONARD closely works with Pine Street Inn, New England’s largest homeless
services organization, to make a difference in the Boston community. PSI's mission is to end homelessness by making permanent housing a reality for the most vulnerable individuals. Since the beginning of our relationship with PSI, our team has had multiple opportunities to volunteer at the shelter in Boston's South End by preparing food in its kitchen and serving food to shelter guests.
In 2019, both JOHNLEONARD and Pine Street Inn celebrated their respective 50th anniversaries. We take pride in supporting PSI's comprehensive range of programs and services that include permanent housing, job training, emergency shelter, and street outreach, with the goal of moving individuals off the street, out of the shelter, and back to a home and community.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, JOHNLEONARD successfully helped fill a variety of the shelter's integral job openings. From Kitchen Staff to Case Managers to Residential Counselors, all of these roles were and are paramount to the success of the nonprofit and directly impacts the lives of the shelter's guests.
Catholic Charities, one of the largest social service non-profit organizations in Massachusetts, provides essential services for those in need. The organization served thousands of vulnerable families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with food, emergency assistance, and more. JOHNLEONARD is honored to have been able to closely work with and provide dedicated Temporary Representatives during the pandemic as well as support their ongoing mission. Our employees, "Essential Heroes", were on the frontlines and were critical to Catholic Charities providing basic food necessities to thousands of families and individuals in our community.
Nearly two decades ago, JOHNLEONARD became a proud business partner of the American Heart Association and continues to be committed to this organization’s mission to promote healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. In 2011, we began our proud participation in and support of the annual Lawyers Have Heart 5k and summer celebration.
Our team’s participation in this event began when a family member of one of our team members was diagnosed with a heart condition. Since then, we have been actively involved in raising awareness of heart disease & stroke, which takes the lives of over 600,000 people every year in the United States, amounting to one in every four deaths every single year.