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Remembered for her love

She used powerful words to diffuse situations, “I love you.” Many carry this memory of ProAct participant Sherri Baker, who passed away in July. To honor the 54-year-old who attended ProAct in Eagan for 23 years, the family planted a ...

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ProAct West opens to participants for classes
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Eagan reopens for limited service

At the ProAct-West building in Eagan, expansive space has made way for people to enjoy services and practice social distancing as the nonprofit reopened in early July for classes. It was the first volley in a COVID-19-era return of day ...

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ProAct President Judie Foster-Lupkin
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President Judie Foster-Lupkin

New ProAct President Judie Foster-Lupkin is a native of Oregon. She’s led organizations serving people with disabilities on both the day program and residential sides of the industry. Foster-Lupkin had a five-year stint as executive director of Winona ORC, a ...

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Long satisfied life, brain injury and all

Ed Lane did not want to retire. His passion in life was work, and ProAct in Eagan was where he did it. The 72-year-old was having health issues in January, and his sister and guardian, Peggy Lane, faced a mounting ...

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Mom says ProAct is daughter’s ‘everything’

Dear ProAct,This is a lot of wonderful reaching out from a program and employees who are very missed. My daughter, Dahni Jo Erickson, gets up every day and says, “Mama, ProAct (or school, or Owobopte) shut down. Every night she ...

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ProAct Business Partner Network meets, plans strategy

ProAct VP Kim Feller kicked off the first meeting of the ProAct Business Partner Network, a group of committed employers that seeks to increase opportunities for people with disabilities and grow connections between their businesses and ProAct. “We want to ...

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Give to the Max and support our Autism Center

Greetings ProAct friends, November 14 is Give to the Max Day and we are inviting you to join in the fun with a gift to ProAct, a Meets Standards® nonprofit. Give to the Max Day is Minnesota’s 24-hour online give-a-thon, ...

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2019 Eagan Recognition Banquet

ProAct’s 2019 Eagan Recognition Banquet at Inwood Oaks in Oakdale featured 2017 Special Olympics Alpine Ski Champion Camilo Mejia, and his coach and mother, Patricia Schaber (above center). The crowd of nearly 400 listened intently to Mejia’s inspiring stories of ...

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Cleaning up the floral prep aftermath, ProAct Adult Day Services participant Craig Blake, left, lightens the load for Design n Bloom owner Gayle Kenow.
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Working again, for small biz

Craig Blake used to manage a Jiffy Lube service center until a major health event took a toll on his cognitive abilities. He came to ProAct’s Adult Day Services program, and now, thanks to an unconventional Employment Exploration class, he’s ...

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Person-Centered Thinking Training – earn continuing education credits

** Please note: location has changed to ProAct, Inc. in Eagan ** A two-day, interactive training for acquiring and practicing effective person centered thinking skills: Discovering what is important TO and what is important FOR a person The role of ...

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