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Garden prep underway, sales in May

Signs of spring are in the air and ProAct in Shakopee is prepping for a bountiful garden harvest with mini-greenhouses inside and plans for garden beds and the full outdoor greenhouse in April. “It’s important to learn how to grow ...

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silk art banner by Rebel Rozeboom
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Silk painting takes form for DSP

Two years ago, Rebel Rozeboom, a direct service professional at ProAct in Shakopee, channeled her interest in art and design to silk painting. She had tie-dyed T-shirts, and noticed that the online store where she bought materials also carried products ...

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Love Bundles raise $630 in Shakopee

By Ali Brown, Shakopee Program Manager ProAct’s Shakopee Valentine’s Balloon Fundraiser looked a bit different this year, yes, due to COVID! On a normal year, our facility would be filled with red, pink and purple balloons for sale. Our participants ...

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Great medicine: laughter reaches people in homes through virtual enrichment

A little jesting, some teasing and “how are yous” can go a long way. Throw in humor as the topic of study, connect a dozen ProAct participants with their instructor in a virtual enrichment class and it’s a recipe for ...

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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 a better organization today than it was when Steve came, ...

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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 individually on site and other times at home, but the ...

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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 sponsored by Old National Bank. Please support us by clicking ...

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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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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 placed in jobs still required coaching, and ProAct was one ...

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The thrill of return in Shakopee

“It’s real. It’s happening. We are starting to come back together,” said direct service professional Liza Svhiel. This is the atmosphere at ProAct in Shakopee as 54 participants are returning to classes and work at the site near Canterbury Park, ...

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