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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Community

The Women of PRIDE Industries: Making a Difference for Over Fifty Years

From our corporate office to local community businesses, from the Central Valley of California to the shores of New Jersey, the women of PRIDE Industries have come from all walks of life to make a difference. For more than fifty years, women at PRIDE Industries have worked in a variety of roles, departments, and environments—both […]

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Disability Inclusion and Employment

Internship Leads to Permanent Position: Terry’s Story

“I love working with Winding Commons. We have such an awesome team. Whenever I need help, my co-workers step up, and when they need help, I’m able to jump right in!” Terry Knapp first walked through the doors of Winding Commons Senior Living (WCSL) last year as part of PRIDE’s Employment Services internship program for […]

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Employment services

Pride and Dedication: Meet Tracy Valencia, Job Coach

When Tracy Valencia was growing up, she would save all her class notes for her younger brother, whose disability made it hard for him to write. Her brother Ed used those notes to keep up in high school, eventually graduating as a straight-A student. Today, Tracy brings this same thoughtful dedication to her work as […]

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Community

U.S. Space Force Completes Its First Year

On December 20, 2019, America added its first new military branch in 72 years. To the general public, the creation of this service may have appeared spontaneous. But in fact, America’s new Space Force is the result of decades of planning and development.   Space Force was created by absorbing the space operations of multiple service […]

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Employment services

Celebrating Work Anniversaries in Community Employment

Despite the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, PRIDE’s Employment Services (ES) team has remained hard at work, and continues to place people with disabilities and other barriers to employment in long-term, gainful employment. Two recent ES clients, Heidy Crans and Lorena Murray, placed by Job Developer Caryl Balko, recently celebrated their one-year work anniversaries. […]

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