Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Visits Ombudsman Chicago South

At the beginning of this school year, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Chicago Public Schools Interim Chief Executive Officer José Torres & Interim Chief Education Officer Maurice Swinney, and other district officials joined us at Ombudsman Chicago South as Mayor Lightfoot conducted her press conference for the first day of school. At the press conference, Mayor Lightfoot

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Finding Where I Belong and Helping My Peers do the Same

By Leslie C., Class of 2022 Senior at Ombudsman South – as featured on the Chicago Public Schools Blog It might not seem like a lot, but one of my proudest accomplishments over the past year was helping to create my school’s “meme wall,” a collage of various memes that relate to homework, tests, and

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5 Signs an Alternative High School is Right for You

If you’ve dropped out of high school but want a new option for earning a Chicago Public Schools (CPS) high school diploma, an alternative school may be right for you. Alternative schools bear little resemblance to traditional high schools and have helped thousands of students like you earn a CPS diploma. Don’t worry if you’ve

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Ombudsman Chicago on WGN TV

WGN TV recently visited our Ombudsman Chicago campuses to learn more about our program. In this news coverage, some of our students, teachers and staff share their personal stories and talk about what makes Ombudsman special to them – and to the community. We are so proud of the students, staff and teachers who make

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Ombudsman Chicago Opens in Roseland

CHICAGO– Donavin Bailey, 18, who lives in the notorious Altgeld Gardens housing complex, says he is smart and can do anything if he puts his mind to it. But he was kicked out of Olive Harvey Middle College High School, because he failed to show up for classes. Instead of going to school, Donavin, an

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Ombudsman Chicago students and staff standing in a group behind a table with stacks of thanksgiving meals in to-go containers

The Season of Giving at Ombudsman

Ombudsman campuses around the country are embracing the giving spirit this holiday season. While our Ombudsman staff and educators get to witness our students do great things every day of the year, we want to make sure to recognize and share some of the extra special and selfless efforts our students have put forth this

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