Welcome to Strengthening Proviso Youth, NFP

Ensuring that all youth grow up in a safe, supportive and thriving community.

Our Story

How it all started...

A group of adults who were committed to helping the youth of Proviso Township become college and career ready came together to form Strengthening Proviso Youth. 

This group would go on to engage in a number of community conversations that inspired a series of events including the formation a parent university as well as a steering committee both comprised of community stakeholders. 

Parent University went on to conduct a number of parent empowerment workshops throughout Proviso Township. The steering committee’s work included conducting a township wide asset profile survey and served an instrumental role in the formation of Strengthening Proviso Youth as a non-profit organization.


SPY, NFP Community Forum 2017

Cultivating the Search Institute's 40 Developmental Assets!

SPY, NFP Board of Directors

Michael Corrigan


Joseph Vasilevski


Regina Rivers


Program Coodinator

Mr. Lorenzo B. Webber

Proviso Township Youth Services

SPY, NFP Steering Committee

Mr. Pablo Cruz

Casa Esperanza

Ms. Jill Dolan

Youth Outreach Services

Dr. Lena Hatchett

Loyola University

Rev. David Lowe

Rock of Ages Baptist Church

Mr. Daniel Johnson

Proviso Township High Schools Dist. 209

Ms. Kimberly Knake

NAMI Metro Suburban

Mr. Liddell Lacey

Community Activist 

Ms. Mary-Rita Moore

Triton College Dist. 504

Dr. David Negron

School District 89
Maywood | Melrose Park | Broadview

Ms. Jamie Noto

Youth Outreach Services

Mr. Patrick Robinson

The Confidence Group, NFP

Mr. Jesse Rosas

Proviso Township Mental Health Commission