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December 2017 Newsletter

fww? Veteran Benefits from Proteus Assistance Stipend helps defray education costs   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 […]

November 2017 Newsletter

fww? Indiana Lt. Governor Meets Proteus Clients Desiree and Sabrina share their stories   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

fww? Proteus Client Earns Her Nursing Degree New career provides full-time employment for Haylie   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 […]

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

fww? Proteus Client Earns Her Degree Ana has a new job and a new home   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 […]

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!

June 2017 Newsletter

Tucked into a small town in the southeastern part of the state is Beatrice, Nebraska. It is here that a robust partnership has developed, in part, due to the great work of Nebraska Department of Labor Comprehensive One-Stop Office Manager Karen Stohs, the Nebraska DOL staff and Proteus Case Manager Rachel Kreikemeier. Tucked into a small town in the southeastern part of the state is Beatrice, Nebraska. It is here that a robust partnership has developed, in part, due to the great work of Nebraska Department of Labor Comprehensive One-Stop Office Manager Karen Stohs, the Nebraska DOL staff and Proteus Case Manager Rachel Kreikemeier.

May 2017 Newsletter

During the winter months and off-school times, Proteus staff in Nebraska take advantage of having time to develop additional partnerships with agencies that not only work with our target population, but seek our expertise, too. One such situation occurred one year ago when a grower, Daniels Produce, asked Case Manager Anna Santos if she knew of a way that they could send some of their Spanish-speaking workers to a training class to learn how to apply pesticides–they wanted certified applicators.

April 2017 Newsletter

Entering the Work One office was difficult for Edward. As a seasonal farmworker, he knew that the work was non-existent in the winter, but he never imagined that the farmer he worked for would simply not need as many workers this year. After years of low wages, inconsistent hours and odd jobs, Edward realized he needed something different for the sake of his family; with support from his wife, Katie, he asked for assistance. Thankfully, his Work One case manager referred him to Proteus.