ROSEVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 21, 2018--PRIDE Industries (PRIDE) is pleased to announce it has received a $25,000 grant from Bank of America to help support job coaching services and paid work experience for individuals with disabilities.

PRIDE is a nonprofit social enterprise dedicated to creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Through the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc., Bank of America (BoA) provides support to those organizations providing crucial services and programs in the communities served by the financial group.

“Bank of America is a long-time supporter of PRIDE’s mission to create jobs for people with disabilities,” Michael Ziegler, CEO of PRIDE Industries says. “This grant will enable us to support eight job seekers with disabilities. Funds will help these individuals overcome barriers to employment or gain vocational training through PRIDE Ascend.”

For people with disabilities, a paycheck means much more than a paycheck. Through employment, individuals gain higher self-esteem, expand social capital and improve their ability to become self-sufficient. As a result, decreasing their reliance on social services.

PRIDE in partnership with BoA, simultaneously, striving to generate a positive impact on the economic well-being of individuals with disabilities. Together, creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities. As a person is gainfully employed, the job becomes a catalyst for accomplishing their goals and aspirations – purchasing a car, moving out into an independent living situation, or helping their family - all while contributing to the economy as tax-payers.

With a history spanning over 50-years, PRIDE Industries operates in 14 states and the nation’s capital, employing more than 5,700 people, including 3,300 individuals with disabilities.

About PRIDE Industries:

PRIDE Industries is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities with expertise providing facility operations and maintenance services, custodial services, contract manufacturing, supply chain management, and fulfillment services to companies nationwide. To learn more, visit: www.prideindustries.com.

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CONTACT: PRIDE Industries

Jill Beilby,916-788-2240

jillian.beilby@prideindustries.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TRANSPORT MANUFACTURING LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT OTHER MANUFACTURING PHILANTHROPY FUND RAISING

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