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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Employment services

My Job Is the Heart of My Life

“My job means everything to me; it’s the heart of my life. I feel worthy and confident.” For more than 20 years, Robert Teaff owned a swimming pool cleaning business before leaving to care for his three children. “Being a stay-at-home father was a lot of hard work!” said Robert. “Besides watching my kids, I […]

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Employment services

Starting a Successful Career Track – John’s Story

With motivation and drive, John Miller Madrid has rapidly built his career after graduating from high school in 2017. A few months after graduation, he started working as an Associate at Amazon’s Sort Center in San Bernardino, CA. “Before starting my job, I worked with my uncle in his mechanic shop, helping fix cars and […]

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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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