At ITAC Solutions, we believe wholeheartedly that one of our core responsibilities is to enrich the community around us. To shed some light on what community means to us, we sat down with Lia Blain, one of our corporate recruiters. We asked her to share her experience volunteering across our home city of Birmingham and explain why ITAC feels so invested in doing its part as well.
Can you describe what community involvement means to you and why it’s so important?
I see our community as an extended family. We love our families, and we want to see them do well. So, when it comes to community, when we see each other as extensions of the other, we’re kinder and more invested in each other’s well-being.
I believe there isn’t anything more important than growing and caring for your home, which includes all of its inhabitants. As a chair for the Domestic Violence Committee and Teen Summit Committee for Birmingham’s local chapter of NHBW, ITAC’s commitment to community was one of the things that attracted me most to this company. One of ITAC’s core values is to “have a helping heart,” and they stand behind this by giving their employees 8 hours of PTO each quarter dedicated solely to “volunteer with organizations that contribute to the social fabric of the communities in which we operate.”
Why is community involvement a core value at ITAC?
Community involvement is a core value because helping others is at the heart of what we do. Serving in our communities ties us closer together, both with the communities in which we operate and with one another. We can build a stronger future for our families, our cities, and ITAC when we use our resources (time, effort, and expertise) to help those around us.
Can you describe specifically a few of the ways in which you and ITAC stay involved in the community?
I personally have served as the chairperson or lead the committees for Domestic Violence and the Teen Summit for NHBW for the last 4 years. Community involvement, especially in the most vulnerable areas in our communities, is a fundamental part of my being, and I would say that’s the case for other ITAC employees as well.
Michael Hyche serves on the Board of Directors for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Alabama Chapter. He served on the Junior Board for AFSP as the Education Chair and is now the Fundraising Chair for the Board. Since 2018, he’s led several fundraising initiatives amounting to over $60,000 raised allocated towards suicide prevention research, education, advocacy, and programs for survivors of suicide loss. Additionally, ITAC served as a corporate sponsor for a virtual “Hike for Hope” event that Michael put together.
ITAC also lends a hand in the Nashville market through a local food bank. It gives time and expertise to future job-seekers through the Birmingham Education Foundation and Innovate Birmingham. These can be interview workshops, resume feedback sessions, or simply working with junior and high school students to gain a clearer understanding of the unending career paths available to them. We also partner with the Alabama Society of CPAs to provide resume and interviewing skills workshops to universities throughout the state.
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