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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Building the Foundation for a Future Career

“Whenever I saw a help wanted sign, I would go into the store to fill out an application and introduce myself. While speaking to the manager, I would become incredibly nervous, start stuttering, and completely forget what I wanted to say. Months went by, and I couldn’t find anything. I just wanted a job where […]

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Veterans Salute – Christopher Suk

“I grew up in Roosevelt, NJ, a small borough with fewer than 1,000 residents. Several members of my family served in the military, including my Grandfather, who told me stories about World War II in Germany. My Uncle volunteered to serve in Vietnam, and my older brother joined the Air Force, and their stories inspired […]

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Veterans Salute: Lorena Garcia

“Successful mothers are not the ones that have never struggled; they are the ones that never gave up despite their struggles.” Lorena “Lori” Garcia carries this note written by her daughters in her work truck every day. “It’s been faded by the sun over time, but it always brightens my day.” Lori grew up in […]

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Veterans Salute: Casey Blake

“I originally planned to serve my country for four years and then apply to law school. My father served in the U.S. Air Force as a Crew Chief on the B-47 during the Cold War, and I admired the mission of the Air Force. I ended up enjoying the service so much that I made […]

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Courageously Building a New Future

Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked worldwide; victims can vary in age, race, gender, and nationality. Human trafficking involves the use of coercion to obtain labor or commercial sex. Traffickers often start the cycle by gaining the trust of the survivor, offering a romantic relationship or friendship. Breaking out of this […]

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Making a Positive Impact

One of the hardest jobs is looking for a new one; filling out applications, checking out new positions, and networking take a significant amount of time and effort. Despite being an experienced janitorial professional, David Driggs had trouble finding a new position while between jobs. He was referred to PRIDE Industries’ Sacramento, CA Employment Services […]

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