Tag: Proviso East High School

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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‘This Is A Community Crisis’

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

Featured image: Rajeska Jackson (pictured with microphone) addresses students and community members during a meeting on April 7 at Proviso East that was designed to brainstorm ways of preventing another student’s suicide.

Residents in and around Proviso Township are grappling for solutions after yet another 15-year-old Proviso East student from Maywood died by suicide — the third 15-year-old East student from Maywood to die by suicide in less than six months.

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