Category Archives: news

CEO leaves legacy of trust, integrity, respect

Retiring ProAct CEO Steve Ditschler led the organization for some 20 years, coordinating an expansion from one to six locations and a fourfold increase in revenue. “I think ProAct is ...

-more-

ProAct 2020 Service Awards

Please enjoy this video and slideshow sampling of ProAct’s 2020 service awards for longtime participants from four of the nonprofit’s locations. The COVID-19 environment changed how they were presented, sometimes ...

-more-

Holiday blessings, continued service

Count your blessings is a phrase we often hear, and we are counting many at ProAct as the year end holidays approach. It is a privilege to serve people and ...

-more-

‘Houseman’ shines for hospitality in Red Wing

After gaining experience at ProAct and in another job with its support, Michael Halpaus found a satisfying job match at a Red Wing hotel through a friend and receives limited ...

-more-

Ditschler named for workforce award

Source: Dakota-Scott Workforce Development BoardThe Mark McAfee Friend of Workforce Development Award is presented to an individual who has championed workforce issues at the local, state or federal level. This ...

-more-

Support ProAct! Vote for us.

You can vote for ProAct as your favorite nonprofit. The more people who vote, the more likely we are to win $15,000! It’s part of the Choose Your Charity campaign ...

-more-
Sandy and Betty at ProAct in Red Wing

Back in action for humor, productivity, camaraderie

ProAct in Red Wing is a big part of Sandy Orso’s (above left), community. So, not going in, she was bored in her assisted living home all summer. My favorite ...

-more-

Halloween in Hudson

After a month of decorative designs and planning, ProAct in Hudson held a private Halloween party. Staff and participants gathered recyclable materials and went to work with glue, markers and ...

-more-

Halloween in Shakopee

Participants donned celebratory outfits at ProAct in Shakopee for the end of October holiday. Check out the fun.

-more-

Online projects with ‘castle twist’ achieve their goal: having fun

Computer angles, lighting and other online glitches can’t dissuade Robin Smith and her ProAct participants from having a good time with art projects. They are part of a Wednesday virtual ...

-more-