Ombudsman to Host Grand Opening of South Side Learning Center (Chicago)

TBT News Update

Ombudsman Chicago will celebrate the grand opening of its South Side Options School. The two-part grand opening on October 9 will include a ribbon cutting ceremony from 10 – 11 a.m. featuring keynote speaker Alderman JoAnn Thompson and a community open house from 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Alderman Thompson is a strong supporter of revitalized education in the African American communities of Chicago’s South Side and has welcomed the opening of Ombudsman’s new Options School. During the event, Ombudsman also plans to reaffirm its commitment to the Hispanic community it proudly serves by featuring second keynote speaker and WGCI-FM radio personality UB Rodriguez. He will discuss the importance of providing another option and a fresh start for students to earn their high school diploma.

Interested media, members of the community, prospective students and parents are invited to attend the events, tour the new location and meet Ombudsman staff and students. Thursday, October 9 Ribbon-cutting Ceremony: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Open House: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Ombudsman Chicago South Location 6057 S. Western Avenue Chicago

Chicago Public Schools partnered with Ombudsman Educational Services to open Chicago-area dropout recovery Options Schools, offering teens a second chance at achieving academic success and building a bright future as they work toward earning a CPS diploma. With the support of local aldermen and neighborhood advocates, Ombudsman’s South Side location will mark the third Options School to open in the City of Chicago. Additional campuses are located at 7500 N. Harlem Ave. on the Northwest Side, and at 2401 W. Congress Pkwy. on the city’s West Side.

Special guests, students and Ombudsman staff will be available for interviews before and after the ribbon-cutting ceremony and during the open house. Tours of the new facility will also be available. For more details, contact Brinton W. Flowers, Flowers Communications Group at (312) 228.8821 or

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