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Business open house engages

ProAct’s Eagan location held a business open house event, drawing customers and prospects in for presentations and a tour to familiarize them with the nonprofit’s work, and its people. “You can see that we continue to expand and grow, that ...

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July ProAct Post

Engaging businesses . . . Ice Bucket challenge . . . Great jobs . . . New services in Hudson Read the July issue of the ProAct Post

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ProAct’s Zach Sjoblom, left, met Congressman Steny Hoyer of Maryland at a Burnsville event.
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Will passion for politics lead to opportunities? That’s their hope.

Eagan Designated Coordinator Charlotte Eastin has been known to think well outside the box when it comes to work and volunteer opportunities for the individuals she serves, and participant Zach Sjoblom’s love of politics is leading to some unconventional approaches. ...

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Deb Robinson
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Staying the course by expanding her skills, job loyalty

Deb Robinson at a Mendota Heights McDonald’s had her hours cut after long term road construction impacted the restaurant. She considered finding another position, explains ProAct Designated Coordinator Matt Anderson, but there was a different option. “Ultimately, we decided together ...

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Employees, others turn out for first blood drive

With 17 Eagan staff donors, about half of them fi rst timers, the first Red Cross blood drive held at ProAct in recent memory tapped 21 contributors, and could have served more if medical supplies hadn’t run out. “We filled ...

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Adapting work to increase participation

A bolt and nut assembly for a Wisconsin company that makes parts for lawn mowers, snowblowers and roto tillers has opened the door of opportunity to a wide range of participants on the Red Wing work floor, explains Dee Bigelbach ...

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City crew expands work in Red Wing

Cleaning crews for ProAct serving the city of Red Wing for half a decade got some added responsibility with the addition of the city’s “Ignite” building to its list of structures. “They’re cleaning daily, five days a week, and have ...

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ProAct earns maximum accreditation for its employment programs from international professional standards group

The Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities has granted ProAct an extension of three years, the longest term given by the worldwide body ProAct, Inc., which provides employment and life enrichment services to people with disabilities and other barriers ...

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Bridging the gap, courtesy of 3M

The convenience of a group work site next door to ProAct in Red Wing came with one minor inconvenience, a dip and water obstacle between the two parking lots to cross. 3M Fall Protection built a steel grated bridge to ...

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From the President . . .

Trust, but verify, a politician once said, and I can report with great satisfaction that our national accrediting organization, CARF, has done that for us with its recent survey. We received formal notification that ProAct was issued a Three-Year CARF ...

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