We’re proud of the work we’ve been able to accomplish and thankful for the generosity of our supporters as we move toward a brighter future. The numbers below represent the 2021 year for Proteus programs.
National Farmworker Jobs Program
The NFJP provides farmworkers and their families who qualify with resources to achieve a credential, get employed, and achieve self-sufficiency.
“They helped me out through college. They were there when I most needed someone.”Luis Uribe
300+ farmworkers benefited from education assistance and job training across all 3 states in 2021.
Agricultural Health Program
The Agricultural Health program provides agricultural workers and anyone in their household with access to affordable health care.
“If we didn’t have Proteus, in reality we would not be getting treatment.”Martha Mendoza
Services Received in 2021
Health and Safety Training
The Health and Safety Training Program provides farmworkers with life-saving information about pesticide exposure, heatstroke/heat stress prevention, and COVID-19 prevention and mitigation strategies.
Farmworkers Trained in 2021
Food Security 2021
The food security program provides families in central Iowa with access to nutritious meals.
We think our approach works wonders. But you don’t have to take our word for it! Below are a few testimonials from members of our community.
I come from a long line of farmworkers. I moved to Indiana about 5 years ago and that was my first run-in with Proteus. I was working weeding fields for farmers in North Judson, Indiana and I really didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. Once I gained access to Proteus and Jesusa through the programs that they offer, I was able to go through two years of school, gain my associate degree in criminal justice, and am now on my way to attaining my bachelor’s degree.