Coalition for Spiritual and Public Leadership

Maywood Organizers Host Bilingual Candidates Forum 

Sunday, March 28, 2021 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  On March 25, the nonprofit Coalition for Spiritual and Public Leadership (CSPL) hosted what may well be the first bilingual candidates forum in Maywood’s history. The virtual forum, which took place on Zoom and was streamed live on CSPL’s Facebook page, allowed representatives from three of the four slates with […]

Last Maywood Candidates Forum To Take Place March 25

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  The last Maywood candidates forum before the April 6 election will take place virtually at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 25. The Maywood-based Coalition for Spiritual and Public Leadership is hosting the forum. You can register to attend by using this registration link and this zoom link. Both can be […]

Congressman, Community Leaders Urge Latinx Residents To Complete Census Before September Ends

Saturday, September 26, 2020 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  A federal court order issued Sept. 24 may have forced the Trump administration to continue counting residents through Oct. 31, but local community leaders are sticking to the shortened deadline of Sept. 30 that the administration set in July. “We have four days left to be counted,” said Congressman Jesus […]

Medical, Faith-Based Groups Team Up To Provide COVID-19 Testing In Proviso

Saturday, August 8, 2020 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Residents who passed by Rock of Ages Baptist Church in Maywood, 1309 Madison St. in Maywood, last Wednesday afternoon, or Casa Esperanza Community Center, 1101 23rd Ave. in Melrose Park, last Friday afternoon, may have noticed lines of people and cars queued outside. Last week, those two facilities hosted free […]

COVID-19 Mobile Testing, Pediatric Services Headed To Maywood, Melrose Park

Monday, July 27, 2020 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews || Updated: 7/28/20  A mobile clinic offering free COVID-19 testing and pediatric services will setup in Maywood and Melrose Park one day a week for the next four weeks. The mobile clinics are the result of a partnership between the COVID Equity Response Collaborative: Loyola and the Coalition for Spiritual […]

Maywood Nonprofit Demands ‘Justice For Vanessa Guillen!’

Monday, July 20, 2020 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Around 40 people gathered outside of the Illinois National Guard’s North Riverside Armory, 8660 Cermak Rd. in North Riverside, on July 17 chanting “Mu na mas! Not one more!” and holding signs demanding justice for Vanessa Guillen — the 20-year-old soldier who was murdered after complaining to family members about […]

Despite Pandemic, Maywood Nonprofit’s Census Outreach Doesn’t Miss A Beat

Saturday, May 9, 2020 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  May should have been the month that Maywood resident Rose Ocampo started ramping up her attendance at local community events like the one she and her colleagues at the Coalition for Spiritual and Public Leadership — a faith-based social justice nonprofit in Maywood — along with entities like the Maywood […]

Maywood Nonprofit Launches Petition Drive To Get Westlake Reopened

Sunday, March 22, 2020 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  A local nonprofit based in Maywood has launched a petition drive in order to pressure state officials to open three closed hospitals during the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. The Coalition for Spiritual and Public Leadership launched the petition drive a day after state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch (7th) and representatives […]

On Walks To Maywood School, Conflicts Down, Caring Up

Saturday, October 26, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  One morning during this school year, an adult male driving a van near Irving Middle School 805 S. 17th Ave. in Maywood, tried luring who he thought was a 13-year-old into his vehicle. The teenager turned out to a 23-year-old employee of a program hatched and implemented by parents and […]

Area Leaders Decry Conditions At Southern Border

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  A group of activists, community members and faith-based leaders who represent businesses and organizations in Proviso Township and beyond recently traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border to witness what many who were interviewed about their respective trips described as human rights atrocities. Anthony Williams, the co-owner of Meal of the Day Cafe […]