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

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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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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Jonathan’s Path to Employment

Jonathan Hales reached a significant milestone recently when he passed the trial period of his new job at Dos Coyotes Border Café in the Sacramento International Airport.  With his enthusiasm and excellent customer service, he continuously helps to brighten up the busy atmosphere for hundreds of travelers. Despite his recent success, finding a job was […]

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A New Chance To Help Others

“I wake up early each day knowing that I have a new opportunity to help others.” Mario Muniz is an employee at PRIDE’s Ft. Bliss, TX Integrated Facilities Management contract. He is also a veteran with a disability, having served in the U.S. Army from 1971 to 1973 as a Staff Sergeant, including a tour […]

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An Opportunity To Lead

“I felt unhappy with the low-wage jobs I held before I enlisted in the Navy. Joining the military awarded me an excellent opportunity to learn new vocational skills and the ability to serve my country around the world.” Aaron Puente joined PRIDE Industries in 2011 as a Safety Manager at FOSSAC (Fitting Out and Supply […]

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Supporting Academic Success for College Students with Disabilities

As college and vocational programs become even more critical to establishing a career, tuition and fees continue to rise, providing financial obstacles towards obtaining a diploma. These increases can especially hit students with disabilities hard; currently only about a third of students with disabilities who enroll in a four-year college or university graduate. For those […]

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