D209, Maywood To Host ‘One Proviso’ Job Fair

Monday, April 29, 2019 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

Proviso Township High Schools District 209 and the village of Maywood are poised to kickoff the One Proviso Safe Summer collaborative with a Youth Job Fair on Saturday, May 4, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., at Proviso East High School, 809 S. 1st Ave. in Maywood.

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East Grad, Female Plumber, Wants More Women To Go Into Trades

Monday, April 8, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Tisa Carter, a Proviso East graduate and an apprentice plumber, said she’s satisfied with the career she found in the trades. Now, she wants to open up the opportunity to other young women of color. | Alexa Rogals

Bellwood resident Tisa Carter, 29, is a rarity. She’s approaching the tail end of an apprenticeship with Chicago Journeyman Plumbers Local 130. With 6,100 members, the union is one of the largest straight-line plumbing locals in the country, according to its website.

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PTMAN Expands Summer Youth Work Program To Forest Park

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 || By Tom Holmes/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Rev. Albert Johnson leading an oritentation for PTMAN’s summer youth employment program at Freedom Baptist Church in Hillside in 2017. | File

In 2015, Bishop Reginald Saffo, chairman of the Proviso Township Ministerial Alliance Network (PTMAN) and pastor of United Faith M.B. Church in Maywood, saw that many of the youth in Proviso Township lacked direction in life and were even getting into crime.

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