About Us

Who we are

We are a team of change-makers who believe in a Christian approach to make a difference in our community.

27 years ago, Proceed was founded as Progressive Center for Education and Economic Development. Initially, it worked to provide low-income housing for Eastside and other St. Paul residents. Proceed also founded the Progressive Early Childhood Education Center more than a decade ago to provide early education for urban youth and the largest Black college tour in MN to expose urban youth to post-secondary options. Currently, PRO.C.E.E.D.’s outreach programming has expanded to address the needs of the Eastside and now focuses on 5 areas employment, education, youth enrichment, health, and civic/community events.

Our approach

Our Mission

Proceed serves the community through Christian love connecting people to education, health care, and economic resources to enhance their lives.

Our Vision

Proceed seeks to provide positive alternatives to the challenges faced in our community, as related to poor educational outcomes, substandard economic conditions, health disparities, and food insecurities for those in our immediate and surrounding community.

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