Operation Graduation 2013: Jake Gordon (Lombard, Ill.)

Ombudsman has been the key to getting my diploma. Without the opportunity of coming to Ombudsman, I would have only been able to get a G.E.D. and hope for the best in the future. But now thanks to Ombudsman and its caring and dedicated teachers, I can proudly say that after a long struggle I finally made it; I am a high school graduate. I will be enrolling in the fall at Columbia College in Chicago to study the arts and photography.

Without Ombudsman, my dream of attending such a school would have been exceedingly difficult to achieve. Ombudsman has paved the road to my future and I could not be more grateful. Thank you Ombudsman.