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Midtown Association Partners with PRIDE Industries to further increase presence & enhance services
Midtown Association Partners with PRIDE Industries to further increase presence & enhance services

Committed to making Midtown the center for culture, creativity, and vibrancy in Sacramento's urban core, the Midtown Association is proud to announce an employment partnership with PRIDE Industries that will further increase and enhance the already successful "Clean & Safe" program throughout the popular district. Coinciding with the start of 2017, the footprint of the Midtown Association's coverage area will expand to 92 total blocks, also including the Alhambra corridor.
“This is clearly a win-win partnership,” said Emily Baime Michaels, Executive Director of the Midtown Association.  “We are thrilled to be able to provide meaningful training and employment to deserving individuals while also offering tremendous benefits to the businesses and communities we serve. It is our hope to grow this pilot partnership into a long-term arrangement as our organization continues to expand and thrive.”

By partnering with PRIDE Industries – an organization dedicated to creating jobs for people with disabilities – the Midtown Association is able to employ three individuals on a part-time basis that will add a total of 75 hours per week of proactive presence throughout Midtown. This enhancement is in addition to a dedicated staff of five team members along with a Sacramento Steps Forward homeless navigator that collectively offer nearly round-the-clock visibility throughout Midtown.

PRIDE Industries staff members offer a wide variety of useful skill sets and the team working in Midtown will initially focus their efforts on public-facing activities such as community engagement, light graffiti and/or litter removal and early assessment of potential problem areas.  

“At PRIDE Industries, we are always excited to align ourselves with leading organizations such as the Midtown Association,” said Vic Wursten, Senior Vice President, Rehabilitation Services at PRIDE Industries. “And, we are absolutely passionate about offering meaningful community-based placement opportunities and valuable career training to our very capable clients.”

For more information about the “Clean & Safe” program or about the Midtown Association in general, please visit www.exploremidtown.org

About PRIDE Industries: PRIDE Industries is a nonprofit social enterprise dedicated to creating employment and economic opportunities for people with disabilities.  With operations in 14 states and the nation’s capital, PRIDE Industries employs more than 5,500 people, including more than 3,000 people with disabilities.  PRIDE was founded in 1966 in the basement of St. Luke’s Church in Auburn by parents seeking meaningful work for their children with developmental disabilities. PRIDE has grown into a nationally-recognized leader in employment-based rehabilitation with a 50-year history of assisting individuals with multiple barriers to obtain employment and independence while providing the support needed to succeed.

About Midtown Association: The mission of the Midtown Association (MA) is to create a center for culture, creativity and vibrancy in Sacramento’s urban core. For more information about MA, call 916-442-1500 or visit www.exploremidtown.org


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