Category: Noted

Bellwood Teen Shines During Elite Technology Program

Saturday, March 9, 2019 || By Igor Studenkov || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Bellwood teen Camron Brown, far right, works on technology during a March 2 Create a Spark program session at the Art Institute in Chicago. | Courtesy ComEd

Camron Brown, of Bellwood, said he became interested in studying technology because it’s all around us and it “is impacting every aspect of everyday life.” The St. Joseph High School freshman wants to take his passion for technology and achieve something bigger.

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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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VFP Debuts Inaugural List Of Proviso Township’s History Makers And Living Legacies

Monday, February 18, 2019 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

Featured image: (Bottom row, Left to right): Talei Thompson, Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough and Christopher Parker. Top row, Patrick Hardy and Sen. Kimberly Lightford. | Illustration by Shanel Romain

The Village Free Press is proud to present our inaugural list of Living Black History Makers and Living Legacies. The first five individuals are people who helped create local history in Proviso Township in 2018. The Living Legacies are individuals who have created spheres of influence in their communities over a number of years.

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