Ombudsman Chicago’s first graduating class (Chicago)

Image is of students standing in a line in their graduation caps and gowns.

Tue., Jun. 10, 2014 12:00 PM EDTby Yvette Caslin

More than 20 graduates from the Ombudsman Chicago program were recognized for their academic achievements during a commencement ceremony at Holy Trinity High School.

What is Ombudsman Chicago?
Chicago Public Schools partnered with Ombudsman Educational Services to open two Chicago-area dropout recovery options school centers during the 2013 school year offering teens a second chance at achieving academic success and building a bright future as they work toward earning a CPS diploma. Ombudsman Chicago celebrated the graduates Tuesday, June 3, 2014, marking the first successful year of partnership.

Ralph Thompson delivered the commencement address.

Please scroll through the gallery to learn more about the graduates and their college and post-secondary education plans.