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Proteus Hires MarComm Coordinator

Lopez Valdivia Named Marketing and Communications Coordinator Lopez will help tell the Proteus story about services provided to farmworkers   Des Moines, IA: Proteus, Inc. has hired Josefina Lopez Valdivia as the organization’s first marketing and communications coordinator. Lopez will be responsible for marketing and communications for the organization, including social media, external and internal […]

August 2020 Newsletter

Did you miss our Lunch and Learn on July 23? Well, it’s not too late! Grab your lunch and watch the recorded event with our host and CEO Daniel Hoffman-Zinnel. You’ll learn about Proteus, how we serve farmworkers in Indiana, Iowa and Nebraska. Hope you enjoy!

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

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.