Tag: 209 Together

Community Rallies To Keep East Grad In College

Friday, January 11, 2019 || By Nona Tepper/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Kiana Walker works tow jobs, but it wasn’t enough to keep her in school. | Photo provided

Kiana Walker spent the holidays this year working as a life skills trainer at Restorative Rehab Service in Carbondale, a firm that helps those suffering from neurological trauma live independently and develop life skills. When she wasn’t working at the rehabilitation firm, she was working as a cashier at Party City. But it wasn’t enough.

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PMSA Grad From Nigeria Wins Full Ride To Study Neuroscience AT UIUC

Monday, July 30, 2018 || By Siobhan Neela-Stock || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Omolabake Oyetayo, a recent PMSA graduate and Nigeria native who will attend UIUC in the fall to study neuroscience. | Photo provided 

Growing up, Omolabake Oyetayo’s father always said to her, ‘It takes brains to work with brains.” That’s mostly what has motivated the 17-year-old to study neuroscience this fall at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

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Community Groups Raise More Than $16K For D209 Scholarships

Monday, July 2, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 5:05 p.m.

Featured image: More than 100 people gather on a rooftop in Forest Park on June 28 for a fundraiser that helped raise money for District 209 students. | Alexa Rogals 

During their third annual scholarship fundraiser, held June 28 on the rooftop at Urban Pioneer Group in Forest Park, the community and civic groups 209 Together and Kiwanis Club of Forest Park raised more than $16,000 to benefit students at Proviso East, Proviso West and Proviso Math and Science.

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