Donate $5,000 to the National Military Family Association

Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, is proud to announce that with the help of its referral network it will be donating $5,000 to the National Military Family Association’s Operation Purple® Program. The donation is a result of a November donation drive conducted in conjunction with the school’s referral network.

“This is our third year supporting the Operation Purple® Program through our wonderful network of referrers,” said Vonda Andrews, Career Step Referral Program Manager. “This program has grown very close to our hearts, and we look forward every year to the opportunity to support military children and families.”

Career Step’s donation to the National Military Family Association has been designated for the Operation Purple® Program, which hosts Operation Purple Family Retreats®, Operation Purple Healing Adventures® and Operation Purple® Camps to strengthen, support and encourage military children and families. All of these programs specifically focus on helping military families cope with the stress of deployment, homecoming and injuries. This is done by providing opportunities to connect with others in similar situations, learn positive communication techniques and make happy memories.

“The military community faces many unique challenges, so we are always excited for the opportunities we have to support them,” said Tim Reynolds, Career Step Military Liaison. “We have helped more than 13,000 military service members and spouses train for rewarding new careers to date, and we participate in programs like MyCAA, Military Spouse Employment Partnership, and the Military Friendly Schools® program. But we specifically look forward to this donation to the National Military Family Association each year because it allows us to support military families on an even more personal level.”

This year’s donation was conducted in coordination with Career Step’s Referral Rewards Program, which offers resources and incentives for those interested in telling others about Career Step’s career-training programs. To learn more about the Career Step Referral Program and how you can participate, visit

Career Step’s training programs are an excellent fit for military service members and their spouses because the online nature of the training provides study flexibility that allows students to tailor their study schedule to their individual and family needs. Career Step also has a number of scholarships and other funding options available for the military community. For more information, please visit

About Career Step
Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, has trained over 85,000 students, has more than 150 partnerships with colleges and universities nationwide, and provides training for several of the most respected healthcare employers in the nation. Career Step is committed to helping students and corporate employees alike gain the skills they need to be successful in the workplace, improving lives and business results through education. Career Step’s training programs are currently focused in healthcare, technology and administration, and more information can be found at or 1-800-246-7836.

About National Military Family Association
The National Military Family Association is the leading nonprofit dedicated to serving the families who stand behind the uniform. Since 1969, NMFA has worked to strengthen and protect millions of families through its advocacy and programs. They provide spouse scholarships, camps for military kids, and retreats for families reconnecting after deployment and for the families of the wounded, ill, or injured. NMFA serves the families of the currently serving, retired, wounded or fallen members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Commissioned Corps of the USPHS and NOAA. To get involved or to learn more, visit

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