PTMAN’s Summer Program Puts 15 Young People To Work

Monday, August 5, 2019 || By Tom Holmes || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Jayla Johnson with Don Offermann, senior vice president of business development and human resources at Forest Park Bank. | Submitted photo

Jayla Johnson just completed her summer internship at Forest Park Bank, where she interned four hours a day, four days of the week, for four weeks of the summer. Johnson came to the bank as a participant in the Proviso Township Ministers’ Alliance Network (PTMAN) summer jobs for youth program, known as 4+4+4.

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Historic Maywood Church Building Gets New Congregation, With A History Of Its Own

Sunday, June 7, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Congressman Danny K. Davis, fourth from left, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch and Rev. Myron Austin attend Sunday’s ribbon-cutting for Rose of Sharon Community Church, which moved into its permanent home in Maywood on July 7. | Shanel Romain

A historic Maywood church building that dates back to 1871 took in its newest congregation on July 7.

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After Suicides, Proviso Clergy Open Churches As Safe Spots For Youths

Friday, May 24, 2019 || By Tom Holmes/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Bishop Dr. Reginald Saffo, the head of PTMAN, during a community event several years ago. Recently, the group has offered to open its doors to young people over the summer. | File

The ministers in Proviso Township Ministerial Alliance Network are responding to what may legitimately be called a mental health crisis among our youth by establishing what they’re calling Safe Spots for young people this summer at several church throughout Proviso Township.

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