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February 2021 Newsletter

fww? Picking Up the Pieces Short-term & long-term plans come to life   David Hopkins first met Dana Cowsert, Indiana case manager at Proteus during the Spring of 2019. At the time David was a first-year at Ivy Tech Community College. Since his time enrolled as a National Farmworker Jobs Program participant, David has received financial assistance […]

Year In Review I 2020

MESSAGE FROM THE CEO 2020 may have come with personal and professional challenges with COVID-19, but I am proud of what we have been able to accomplish at Proteus, Inc. Our team has transformed to meet the needs of agricultural workers in a proactive and meaningful way. From transitioning to telehealth services, providing access to COVID-19 […]

Proteus to Serve Families for the Holidays

  Proteus to Serve Families for the Holidays On December 10, 2020, the Proteus team in Des Moines, IA is set to serve 80 local families, including more than 200 kids as they celebrate the holiday season. Thanks to a partnership with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation along with generous donors Broadlawns Medical Center […]

November 2020 Newsletter

On November 5 we celebrated our 41st Anniversary by hosting a virtual fundraising event. Thanks to all of our supporters who joined and helped us surpass our goal of $60,000!

IA Immigrant Community Fund

  Iowa Immigrant Community Fund Receives $750,000 to Provide Financial Relief to Immigrant Families in State of Iowa   Des Moines, IA: Over $200,000 have been provided to over 200 immigrant families in central Iowa to help with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. An additional $750,000 in funding is now available to families seeking […]

Proteus to Celebrate 41st Anniversary

I’m Thankful for Farmworkers Virtual Event to raise funds to support nonprofit’s mission Proteus, Inc. is celebrating its 41st Anniversary by hosting a fundraising event called, “I’m Thankful for Farmworkers: Virtual Celebration”. The event will be streamed LIVE Thursday, November 5 at 12:00 p.m., RSVP via our Facebook Event HERE. Sponsorship opportunities are available by […]

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.