Celebrating Women Empowerment

Students Celebrate Women Empowerment (Chicago)

Students and faculty came together to celebrate Women’s Empowerment at Ombudsman Chicago by paying homage to influential women history makers and recognizing their notable contributions. Ombudsman students created wall murals and collages to share their own perspectives on the significance of Women in History. The students highlighted women leaders who have inspired them, including those

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Imani Tiney Black History Month

Ombudsman Helps Empower Today’s Youth (Chicago)

As Women’s History Month ends, Ombudsman Chicago continues to help inspire the next generation of African American leaders, especially young women. Ombudsman students like Imani Tiney and Monica Watson are carrying the torch and leading by example for other youth. A CPS Options School Program, Ombudsman Chicago specializes in offering out-of-school and off-track teens a

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Ombudsman Chicago Graduates with Diplomas

2016 Offers a Fresh Start for Ombudsman Chicago Graduates

Just weeks into 2016, the year has already been rewarding for Ronnesha Whitfield, Isiah Spann and Inocencio Lorenzo and more than 44 Ombudsman Chicago students who have earned their Chicago Public Schools high school diploma. “We are extremely pleased with our graduates and all that they’ve achieved,” said Dr. Chaun Johnson, senior principal, Ombudsman Chicago.

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Ombudsman Chicago Student Destiny Wright

Ombudsman Chicago Hires Recent Graduates

Recent Ombudsman Chicago graduate, Destiny Wright, works with the school’s summer outreach team, assisting with student recruitment and enrollment. “The challenges you go through in life are going to either push you forward or drag you deeper into a hole – the choice can be yours…” Destiny never thought she would graduate from high school,

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Ombudsman Chicago 2015 Graduation

Ombudsman Chicago 2015 Graduation Ceremony [VIDEO]

Ombudsman Chicago celebrated more than 100 class of 2015 graduates during a commencement ceremony held on June 9. A CPS Options School Program, Ombudsman Chicago offers teens a second chance at achieving academic success and building a bright future as they work toward earning a CPS diploma. Ombudsman offers open enrollment throughout the school year

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Students planting forget-me-not flowers with the Niles Police Dept.

Ombudsman Chicago takes a multi-layer approach to violence prevention

Members of the CPS Ombudsman Option School planted flower seedlings in honor of Violence Prevention Week at the Police Department. Then some of the students read anti-violence poems, while Interim-Chief of Police Dennis McEnerney, Deputy Chief Joseph Penze, Deputy Chief Vincenzo Genualdi, and Detective Roy Balsamo help out. Violence in Chicago is a complex, often

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Become your dream

Operation Graduation 2015: Destiny Wright (Chicago)

Determination to overcome life’s obstacles is echoed by 20-year-old West Side native, Destiny Wright. When Destiny came to Ombudsman in September 2014, she had only 4.5 of the 24 credits needed to earn a CPS high school diploma. Losing her father and two other family members within a very short time frame was more than

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