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.

Building the Foundation for a Future Career

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Foster Youth Services

Your Support Makes a Difference: Kat’s Story

Young adults transitioning from the foster care system face daunting challenges once they hit their 18th birthday. Many lack the skills needed to start employment, gaining the experience necessary for a successful career. But there is a way to help. Donations help fund PRIDE’s Youth Services program, which provides support, mentorship, and work success items […]

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Veteran Employment

Veterans Salute – Jack Jackman’s Story

On a cold winter’s day in the early ‘90s, Technical Sergeant Jack Jackman was rubbing his hands together, doing his best to keep warm as the C-130 he was traveling in made its way through the skies above Sarajevo, Bosnia. Hunched into the small space behind the pilot, Jack kept a close eye on the […]

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Veteran Employment

Veterans Salute – Levar Alexander’s Story

Every day, Quality Control Inspector Levar Alexander ensures that PRIDE Industries delivers quality landscaping and custodial services to our military customer at Travis Air Force Base. When Levar took this position with PRIDE in 2017, he was already familiar with the base, as he had just retired from a long military career. PRIDE is fortunate […]

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Veteran Employment

Veterans Salute 2020

Each year on Veterans Day, we honor those who have served our country in wartime and in peace. The Veterans Salute highlights PRIDE’s many employees that have served in the United States military. We thank them for their service.  

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Community

Semper Fidelis: The Legacy of the U.S. Marine Corps 

On November 10, 1775, the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution creating two battalions of Marines. These new “Continental Marines” signed on to serve as landing forces for the colonial fleet.  And serve they did. One of their most important duties was to provide security on naval vessels, which sometimes required a daring approach. During […]

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Veteran Employment

Veterans Salute – Calvin Wiseman’s Story

Calvin Wiseman is a veteran who joined PRIDE Industries in February 2020 and now works at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA as a janitor. Before joining PRIDE, Calvin served our country honorably for 16 years. He shares his story below: “Joining the U.S. Army gave me the change I needed. After occasionally working […]

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