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More than 225 students graduate from Ombudsman Chicago

From ABC7 News: On Friday night, at Austin College and Career Academy, more than 225 students graduated from Ombudsman Chicago’s three campuses around the city. Students around Chicago are celebrating graduation and looking forward to a brighter future. “This diploma is the start of how great my future will be.  It is also a start

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Tips on Avoiding a Dropout Dilemma

In the United States, 7,000 high school students drop out every day. That’s more than two kids per minute. In Los Angeles County, dropout rates have improved in the last few years, with a 75% graduation rate in 2016 for LAUSD but while many parents may think it could never happen to their child, if

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4 Star Chicagoan: Gyrls in the H.O.O.D. | Ombudsman Chicago (VIDEO)

On Windy City Live’s news segment, “4 Star Chicagoan”, Ombudsman Chicago was mentioned by one of our community partners. Chez Smith, founder of “Gyrls in the H.O.O.D.” explained the new mentoring program with Degrees before Diapers that will be starting at Ombudsman Chicago in November. The new partnership is mentioned around 5:40. Description of the

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Five Ombudsman Chicago Grads Receive College Scholarships

Five members of Ombudsman Chicago’s class of 2017 earned $221,000 in college scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $80,000 and were recognized at Ombudsman’s graduation June 16th. The five are among 150 graduates this year. Jacara Hampton received $2,500 and will attend Western Illinois University in Bloomington. Hampton, who was 19 years old and had three

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Ombudsman Chicago Students Discover Careers in Communications (Chicago)

Students from Ombudsman Chicago’s South and West campuses recently had an opportunity to step outside of the classroom and into the boardroom to get some real-world career experience. Flowers Communications Group (FCG), the marketing and public relations agency for Ombudsman Chicago, hosted two hands-on sessions for Ombudsman South and West students at FCG’s downtown Chicago

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Ombudsman Chicago celebrates 100 percent college acceptance rate (Chicago)

With the fall here and students back in classrooms, more than 200 graduates that recently earned their Chicago Public Schools high school diploma through Ombudsman Chicago are embarking on new and exciting beginnings. In just its third year in Chicago, Ombudsman proudly announced that each of its 2016 graduates received an acceptance letter from St.

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Ombudsman Chicago Celebrates 2016 Graduating Class

This summer brings new beginnings and exciting opportunities for nearly 230 students who have earned their Chicago Public Schools high school diploma through Ombudsman Chicago. To celebrate the academic achievements of the Class of 2016, family and friends attended a commencement ceremony for students from Ombudsman’s three Chicago locations. “In our third year in Chicago,

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Empowering The Next Generation of Female Leaders

Ombudsman Chicago is a Chicago Public Schools Options School Program that offers out-of-school and off-track teens a second chance at academic achievement. With three convenient locations on the Northwest, West and South Sides, Ombudsman is working with students throughout the city to help them achieve success in the classroom and in life after high school.

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True Star Foundation Co-Founder Encourages Students (Chicago)

DeAnna McLeary-Sherman, co-founder of True Star Foundation, spoke last week at Ombudsman South and West to encourage Chicago students to live their best lives. McLeary-Sherman also promoted the Foundation’s summer jobs program. True Star will have over 150 jobs for youth in digital media, journalism, radio broadcasting, marketing, and promotions; students can sign up on

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