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

Flying High: The Birth of the U.S. Air Force

On September 18, the U.S. Air Force celebrates 73 years of service, but its origins stretch back much further. The USAF was officially formed in 1947, after World War II made it clear that the skies were a significant theater for military operations. But the foundation of the Air Force had been laid forty years […]

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ASL Job Coach Highlight: Christina Alderete

The key to any successful workplace is open and efficient communication. Perhaps no one knows this better than Job Coach and ASL Translator Christina Alderete. Christina, an El Paso, TX native, delivers crucial communication to employees at PRIDE’s Ft. Bliss contract with her trilingual abilities in English, Spanish, and ASL. She shares her experiences below: […]

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Creating a Bridge Between Cultures

As part of its commitment to an inclusive environment, PRIDE Industries provides support to facilitate communication between employees, including those who are deaf and hard-of-hearing. At many sites, PRIDE has teams of Job Coaches, ASL Interpreters, and Rehabilitation Counselors to translate between team members and customers. These professionals also recommend assistive technology methods to help […]

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Disability Inclusion and Employment

Why Voter Accessibility Matters: A Conversation with CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla

On July 16, PRIDE CEO Jeff Dern had the opportunity to interview California’s Secretary of State, Alex Padilla, about voting in California. In a wide-ranging conversation, they explored issues of accessibility, the importance of having a voice in government, and how to vote safely in the era of COVID-19. Their talk, edited for brevity and […]

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Foster Youth Services

Helping Foster Youth on Their Way to a Career

Your 18th birthday is around the corner. Like most of your friends, you are excited about reaching that special milestone and officially becoming an adult. However, unlike the rest of your friends, you’re nervous because you don’t have a plan for what’s next. As a teen in foster care, your group home has provided shelter […]

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Employment services

Coast Guard Celebrates 230 Years of Service

On August 4, the Coast Guard will be 230 years old. Founded just fourteen years after the Revolutionary War, it’s the oldest, continuous seagoing service in the U.S, predating the U.S. Navy by eight years. The brainchild of Alexander Hamilton, this branch of the military was originally called the Revenue Marine. Its primary responsibility was […]

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