Impact

Persistence. Determination. Discipline. These are just a few of the qualities that the team at PRIDE witnesses every day when working with individuals who want to rise above their disabilities and find meaningful employment. While PRIDE provides the services and support, the people we work with ultimately find their own success through hard work and commitment. Read some of their inspiring stories here.

Jonathan's Path to Employment

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Success Stories

Landing My First Full-Time Job – Alex’s Story

Many young people dream of the day they get their first car – and 19-year-old Alex is certainly one of them. “I want a 1963 Dodge Charger!” he will happily tell you, smiling from ear to ear. But finding the right job to pay for that car has proved challenging. The youngest son of 10 […]

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Community

Duty, Honor, and Selfless Service – Raul’s Story

My name is Raul V. Gutierrez. I am from New York City, NY, just turned 47, and am a service-connected, disabled Veteran. While serving in Iraq, I became wounded and received the Purple Heart along with several other medals. As a Combat Engineer, I was regularly involved in conflict and fighting but would gladly do […]

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Community

A Continuing Connection to the Military – Veronica’s Story

After graduating high school in sourthern Michigan, Veronica Arquette moved out and found a job at a record store. She felt it was an amazing experience, but eventually, she wanted to do something different with her life. To embark on a new adventure, Veronica Arquette joined the U.S. Air Force in May 2001 as a […]

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Community

Seeking a Fresh Start – National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month, a time to recognize the challenges that children and youth in foster care face, along with roles of foster parents. Unfortunately, the 25,000 youth that age out of the foster care system in the United States each year continue to face daunting challenges; many reach their 18 birthdays alone, […]

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Success Stories

A Strong Sense of Unity and Responsibility

“My job at Ft. Bliss Army Base gives me purpose, direction, and is my therapy.“ Leovardo Montero is a PRIDE employee and veteran that served in the U.S. Army from 1994 to 2013. “I enlisted in the Army to help make the world a safer place for my daughter.” Leovardo provided almost 20 years of […]

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Employment services

Finding Purpose and Confidence

Every day, thousands of people receive packages from Amazon on their front doorstep. Helping make this rapid turn-around possible, Associate Kenneth “Kenny” Valdivia contributes significantly to Amazon’s warehouse team in Los Angeles, CA. With a positive, can-do attitude, he sorts and scans packages each shift to ensure they reach their correct destination. Before finding his […]

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