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.

Former Foster Youth - Scott's Story

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Employment services

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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Success Stories

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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Community

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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Community

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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Community

Building a Foundation of Independence – Phoenix

With the determination to build a foundation of independence, Phoenix, a 16-year old young woman in foster care, enrolled in PRIDE’s Youth Services Program and she has graciously allowed us to share her story. After Phoenix celebrated her 16th birthday, she soon realized she would be reaching a serious milestone. “In two years, I am […]

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Community

A Veteran Gives Back

Don Andrus is a proud U.S. Army Disabled Veteran with 26 years of honorable military service. His distinguished 26-year career involved 14 separate tours of duty stateside and overseas, including Haiti and Honduras. Don earned several military awards and decorations including the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and the Adjutant General’s Corps Order of […]

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