Gap Foundation Support for PRIDE Industries’ Youth Employment Program

Gap Foundation Grant Presentation

Gap Foundation Grant Presentation to PRIDE Industries. Pictured above: PRIDE Industries’ Vic Wursten, Mindy Tubra and Tricia Ciampa. Gap Inc. Rocklin Call Center staff,  Karen Nunez, Colleen Nerius, and Rena Thompson. Program participant Meranda Rodriguez.

Staff from the Gap Inc. Rocklin Call Center stopped by PRIDE Industries to tour our Roseville headquarters and meet with our Youth Employment Staff to learn how their generous $12,000 grant would support independence and self-sufficiency for local foster youth overcoming barriers to employment.

Gap has been supporting the youth employment program for several years. In that time, they have funded more than 2,185 hours of work experience internships for 22 youth, employment success items such as work clothing, bus passes, or ID cards  for 89 youth, and a portion of the salary of a Job Developer who provided pre-employment counseling and supports to more than 240 foster youth.

In the upcoming year, the Gap Foundation’s generous grant will contribute to PRIDE’s efforts to provide employment preparation, education, and job search assistance to more than 100 emancipating foster youth. Specifically, funds from Gap will allow PRIDE to provide 1,312 hours of paid work experience for 7 emancipating foster youth, and employment success items for 30 youth.

We greatly appreciate the support of community partners like Gap Foundation. Thanks Gap!

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