Express Employment Professionals, along with its franchise location in Santa Clarita, has donated $10,000 to Carousel Ranch.
The donation is part of the “Brand It Blue” initiative through the company’s philanthropic committee, designed to give back to nonprofits nominated by franchisees among their more than 800 franchise locations.
“Express prides itself on a culture of servant leadership and investing in the community is a huge component of that,” said Bill Stoller, CEO and chairman of the board of Express Employment Professionals. “We are proud that Yvonne Rockwell and the office staff have partnered with Carousel Ranch to make a difference.”
Carousel Ranch is dedicated to improving the lives of children and young adults with special needs. Through both equestrian therapy and vocational training programs, they strive to create an atmosphere where every student can and will succeed.
Rockwell, owner of the Santa Clarita office, explained, “Our relationship with Carousel Ranch is truly the perfect fit for us. It was the horses that actually connected us in the beginning and with their employment program it was like divine intervention. It is really such a passion project for all of us.”
The Express franchise in Santa Clarita began operation in 2015. It serves the city of Santa Clarita, the San Fernando Valley and the surrounding cities with Contract to Hire and Direct Hire placements. It was only natural for Express to start working with the Ready to Work program at Carousel Ranch by providing real interview and on-boarding experiences to all program participants throughout the year.
“We love our partnership with Express Employment Professionals and are truly honored to have been selected to receive this donation,” said Carousel Ranch Executive Director Denise Redmond. “We promise to make them proud of their investment in Carousel Ranch.”
About Carousel Ranch Inc.
Founded in 1997, Carousel Ranch Inc. provides equestrian therapy and vocational training programs for children and young adults with disabilities. By creating unique and individualized programs to meet each student’s specific needs and goals, the Ranch strives to create an atmosphere where every child and young adult can and will succeed… a place where therapy is disguised as fun. The equestrian therapy program utilizes a combination of vaulting (gymnastics on a moving horse) and therapeutic riding (both English and Western). The Ready-to-Work! program, which began in 2016, is a unique work readiness, job training and social entrepreneurship program for young adults with special needs interested in joining the workforce. Carousel Ranch is located at 34289 Rocking Horse Road, Santa Clarita, California 91390. For more information call Carousel Ranch at 661-268-8010 or visit www.CarouselRanch.org.
About Express Employment Professionals
Express Employment Professionals puts people to work. It generated $3.56 billion in sales and employed a record 566,000 people in 2018. Its long-term goal is to put a million people to work annually. For more information, visit ExpressPros.com.