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

Creating the Bridge to Employment

American Sign Language (ASL) is a visual, gestural language used by approximately 250,000-500,000 Americans. Due to a lack of understanding or knowledge of existing resources for ASL translation, many deaf/hard of hearing job applicants face barriers to employment, despite their qualifications. Qualified Sign Language interpreters act as essential links for conducting communication between hearing and […]

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Expanding Opportunities Through ASL Communication

“I was working at a job manufacturing garments, but was laid off when business slowed down. Looking for a new job is a struggle since I am Deaf and communicate via American Sign Language (ASL). Communication was a barrier – even in getting an interview, I was out of work for half a year and […]

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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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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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