Category Archives: ProAct Post

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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‘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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Halloween in Shakopee

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

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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 ...

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After partial pause, employment help presses on

While coronavirus cautions put some people’s lives on hold early on, many people with disabilities continued to rely on employment services. ProAct in Eagan delivered them. People who had been ...

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