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Proteus Supports Black Lives Matter Movement

Proteus Supports Black Lives Matter Movement A message from Proteus, Inc. CEO, Daniel Hoffman-Zinnel What happened to George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many others is devastating and should not happen to another black person again because black lives matter. We at Proteus see firsthand the systemic and institutional racism rooted across all industries, especially […]

May 2020 Newsletter

fww? Supporting Farmworkers During a Pandemic Essential health programs continue   The agricultural health program has been busy navigating how Proteus provides health care to farmworkers during this pandemic. Soon after the number of positive cases started increasing in Iowa, the Proteus team adapted services in order to not disrupt farmworkers from accessing health care. […]

News: Face Masks for Farmworkers

NEWS RELEASE   Proteus Collecting Face Masks for Farmworkers Face masks will help protect these essential workers putting food on our tables   Des Moines, IA: Proteus, Inc. is collecting face mask donations for farmworkers in Iowa, Nebraska and Indiana. Community members are asked to make face masks using cloth. The completed masks can be […]

March 2020 Newsletter

A Message from Daniel Hoffman-Zinnel, CEO Fighting COVID-19   At Proteus, we serve farmworkers in Indiana, Iowa and Nebraska and realize the importance these individuals play in feeding our country and beyond. Their work and dedication are important for an adequate food supply and ensuring a healthy economy. During these challenging times caused by COVID-19, […]

November 2019 Newsletter

Thank you to everyone who joined us for I’m Thankful for Farmworkers Dinner: Proteus, Inc. 40th Anniversary Celebration on November 6 at the River Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

The name, “Proteus” comes from the Greek god, Proteus, who could transform himself into whatever the person praying needed. Transformation is at the core of our mission.

October 2019 Newsletter

For 40 years, Proteus has worked one-on-one with migrant and seasonal farmworkers. Proteus bridges the gap so farmworkers have access to healthcare, education, employment and training, and housing services. You can read our story here.

I’m Thankful for Farmworkers Dinner

Read our story. For 40 years, Proteus has worked one-on-one with migrant and seasonal farmworkers. Proteus bridges the gap so farmworkers have access to healthcare, education, employment and training, and housing services. Join us for a celebration dinner Wednesday, November 6 The River Center, 340 SW Third St., Des Moines Happy Hour: 5:30 to 6:30 […]

September 2019 Newsletter

Jesse James wanted to make a positive change in his life. Recently released from a corrections center and residing in a transitional living house, Jesse wanted to learn more about Proteus after he saw our booth at a career fair. Having worked on a beef farm prior to his time at the facility, he was excited to hear the services provided to him though the National Farmworker Jobs Program. Employed on the farm, Jesse learned to appreciate the honest work and money he earned, although his wages were meek at $9.00 an hour.

New Leadership Named

Hoffman-Zinnel Named CEO Beste Named CFO   Daniel Hoffman-Zinnel has been named chief executive officer of Proteus, Inc., a nonprofit organization serving immigrant, underserved and low income populations in Iowa, Nebraska and Indiana. Hoffman-Zinnel has more than a decade of nonprofit experience and worked at Proteus from 2007 to 2014 as a career development coordinator […]

July 2019 Newsletter

Darlene Waltemeyer has had adversity in her life, yet she hasn’t let it slow her down. With the help of Proteus she is working on her two year degree with the ultimate goal of a four year degree in criminal justice. Growing up in foster care, Darlene became interested in the criminal justice system and wants to help others who have gone through the same trials she has. She became homeless after turning 18, and wasn’t making enough to support herself while she attended school.