ProAct, Inc.

ProAct 3195 Neil Armstrong Blvd.  Eagan, MN  55121

Enhancing Lives ... Exploring Opportunities  ... News from ProAct, Inc.  
June 2013
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Hudson job hunter
$2,500 from Hudson Rotary
Pro-Am benefits ProAct
Thanks to ProAct
Golf Classic sponsors


Hosch Foundation



A number of sponsors are getting in on the game for the ProAct Golf Classic on August 19.    More are welcome.
And, major cash donors (above) are complemented by prize donors, as well, which include: GR Promotions, Mall of America, Pool & Yacht Club, Relan, The Science Museum of Minnesota and Uline.

 Another way to support ProAct is to  play in the tournament.  The four-person scramble format offers a relaxed flow that enhances relationships with key partners and families.
New face for employment in Hudson
Kyle Adams
Job developer Kyle Adams

Kyle Adams has been appointed job developer at ProAct in Hudson, the nonprofit's only Wisconsin location.  


Adams will play the key role in finding employment opportunities for people with disabilities and will continue to provide assistance in the Red Wing area. 


The specially trained Wisconsin native is a graduate of UW-Stout with bachelor's degrees in human development and family studies.


"Employers are finding that we offer a lot of continuing support, including job coaching and regular job site checks," said Adams. Those hiring people with disabilities typically find them to be more reliable, and dedicated, as well, he explained.

Bird feeders available
ProAct's bird feeders are hand made by people with disabilities, and come in a variety of shapes, styles and sizes.

Large wreaths: $12
Small wreaths:  $8
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Taking her artistry to the next level

Anonymous donor helps Kathy Field promote her artwork  

Kathryn Field, with her free form artwork. ProAct is helping her to find paying outlets for her artistry.


Artist and ProAct participant Kathryn Field received a boost for her fine art efforts in the form of an anonymous contribution toward the purchase of art supplies.


"We recognize the work you've done and we value your artwork so much" said Program Coordinator Charlotte Eastin, who was on hand for the check presentation.

The staff member is assisting Field, who has a disability, on a mission to find paying outlets for her talent.


Much of Field's work is free form, a unique aesthetic inspired by nature.  A former art teacher and art education graduate of Minnesota State

See Kathryn Field's artwork

University, Mankato,

 Field has served as an arts and crafts peer mentor for the United Way and spent years volunteering.  She has also contributed her talents for the Eagan Art Festival and, years ago, educated ProAct (then Owobopte) participants in different art forms.


 Using micropens and colored pencils, Field draws her creations on a shoestring budget, but with proper matting and a possible place to sell them, ProAct staff are hopeful that her art will sell and provide another source of income.   

"This is an effort to earn outside the box!" Eastin said.

Hudson Daybreak Rotary supports bird feeder project with $2,500 grant
Job Developer Kyle Adams and Coordinator Teresa Ducheneaux with attorney and Daybreak Rotary President James Johnson.
Bird seed feeders created by ProAct participants in Hudson have become a most successful project with more than 1,000 units produced.

Hudson Daybreak Rotary Club contributed $2,500 to support the effort.  Rotarian Garth Christensen, incoming Daybreak Rotary president, and his wife, Lou Stuesser, helped establish the work three years ago. Their daughter, Jessica, attends ProAct's Life Opportunities program in Hudson.
Tapemark Charity Pro-Am provides support

The just concluded Tapemark Charity Pro-Am is providing important support toward the purchase of a lift-equipped bus at ProAct.

The annual event draws golf professionals and provides funds for multiple organizations in the disabilities field.  ProAct is grateful for the support received.
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