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March 2018 Newsletter

National Farmworker Awareness Week (NFAW) is a week of action for students and community members to raise awareness about farmworker issues on our campuses and in our communities. In 2018 we celebrate the 18th Annual National Farmworker Awareness Week to raise awareness about farmworker conditions and to honor their important contributions to us every day!

February 2018 Newsletter

Proteus staff in Nebraska met Congressman Jeff Fortenberry and the Palestinian Ambassador when they attended the AFOP Health & Safety Leadership Conference in Washington DC.

January 2018 Newsletter

When Sam Iwig attended the dairy science orientation at Northeast Iowa Community College in the spring of 2015, he visited Proteus’s booth and filled out a yellow card with information about enrolling. Little did he know that by doing so, he had started his path to assistance both financially and in finding a career

December 2017 Newsletter

Brandan Hargens met Case Manager Melissa Rude at a job fair at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon Iowa. After struggling to keep up with bills while he was working on his degree, Brandon was excited to hear about the assistance Proteus provides to support education. Previous to attending school, he had worked as a seasonal farmworker while serving in the Army National Guard.

November 2017 Newsletter

When Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch visited farm markets in southwest Indiana, she stopped by the McKinnley Orchard, Melon Acres and Big Peach. During her visit, Proteus Case Manager Debra Theriac had the opportunity to discuss the programs and services Proteus offers.

October 2017 Newsletter

Haylie Osborn first heard of Proteus during a classroom presentation. She was enrolled in the nursing program at Southwestern Community College, Creston, Iowa, and working toward her degree and working various jobs to provide extra income to her family. She qualified for the National Farmworkers Job Program through her husband who was a seasonal farmworker at Lamoni Livestock Auctions.

Film Event – Food Chains

About the Film In this exposé, an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their ingenious Fair Food program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm laborers in the United States. There is more interest in food these days than ever, yet there is […]

September 2017 Newsletter

Ana Isordia, an ambitious hard working young lady and now she is a new homeowner.

When growing up, Ana’s mother was a farmworker. She always made sure Ana had what she needed. After going through a rebellious stage, Ana had to work picking tomatoes because she didn’t have a car and it was the only job she could find that provided transportation. Picking tomatoes was very hard work and she said it humbled her enough to realize that farm work was not for her.

August 2017 Newsletter

After he heard about tuition assistance offered to seasonal farmworkers during his orientation at Des Moines Area Community College, William Dunagan contacted Proteus. An appointment was scheduled for the following evening for him to complete the intake process.

July 2017 Newsletter

Hastings, Nebraska Case Manager Jody Stutzman lives the Proteus mission every day. She truly acts upon the charge to provide individuals in her community with health, educational and economic opportunities. She does this with enthusiasm and creativity – and boundless energy!