ProAct has curated a robust curriculum to teach participants about the root causes of the social issues they will address through service. This curriculum informs our youth, corporate, and nonprofit programs covering a variety of social issues.
We have adapted our content for parents, educators, nonprofit and business leaders, and community members to learn from and use for their own knowledge, to teach others, or to adapt for their organizations.
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Redefining Community Service Through Training
Meet Our Training Partners
With a strong background in nonprofit management and research, training, and leadership, Derrin has trained over 25,000 boys and girls, community leaders, and business professionals to value intentional community engagement & appreciate diversity and social equity. He has trained in such countries as Ireland, Ethiopia, Mali, Mexico, and the UK; and in over 20 cities in the United States. Derrin can be reached at email@example.com
Julie Kratz is an acclaimed leadership trainer, speaker, executive coach, author and founder of Pivot Point. Julie is passionate about promoting gender equality within the workplace, empowering women to express confidence and helping them build a winning career game plan and pivot to the next level. Meet Julie at NextPivotPoint.com
Become a Training Partner!
We can’t do this work alone. If you are a training professional and you have content or training opportunities that focus on relationship building, diversity, equity & inclusion, and/or team building, we would love to talk to you!
You could have your own branded “classroom” within ProAct University to help us teach our community that service is about intentional relationships.
Experiences From Workshop Participants
It would be hard for a corporate partner to pull off a [community service] event like this on their own; ProAct adds value because they have the connections with schools and community leaders, and the trust from schools, youth and community leaders.
ProAct makes people feel like their impact lasts beyond the effort.
Derrin’s presence: Commanding yet gentle. It makes me comfortably uncomfortable. Uses silence in the closing debrief. This program is rich in understanding the higher social equity issues and the importance of what they’re doing.
I can’t thank you enough for helping [Pack Away Hunger] recruit volunteers for our Giving Tuesday event; the ProAct Indy family SHOWED UP! The students and young adults made the event that much more dynamic and diverse.
ProAct has given me a new perspective of not only my issues but the issues of others, how little acts of kindness can positively affect people’s lives in the end. From hanging out with other kids to talking to the homeless and giving back, to helping build a house, waiting tables and working in a nonprofit restaurant, every experience was worth [it]! Participating in ProAct has offered me a unique look at how nonprofits rely so much on volunteer work as well as donations in order to function.
I was somewhat skeptical of these types of projects, so I was shocked and surprised at the overall staff response. It is worth the investment.
We felt like we’d hired a full-time consultant to help us with this, so it made everything much easier on our HR Director. [ProAct] provided clear, detailed information to share with our people. Even the safety challenges were addressed.
We are pleased to provide ProAct with opportunities for their students to engage with adult professionals who are leaders in the Indianapolis Community. We are also excited to work with the students on service learning opportunities to help ProAct and its well-trained, efficient team mentor and educate kids in its programs.
ProAct has a knack for making people feel comfortable with the uncomfortable. This was the best workshop on race and relationships I’ve been a part of. It was fun, yet challenged me and my thinking. Great job, guys!