Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Visits Ombudsman Chicago South

At the beginning of this school year, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Chicago Public Schools Interim Chief Executive Officer José Torres & Interim Chief Education Officer Maurice Swinney, and other district officials joined us at Ombudsman Chicago South as Mayor Lightfoot conducted her press conference for the first day of school. At the press conference, Mayor Lightfoot

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The Season of Giving at Ombudsman

Ombudsman campuses around the country are embracing the giving spirit this holiday season. While our Ombudsman staff and educators get to witness our students do great things every day of the year, we want to make sure to recognize and share some of the extra special and selfless efforts our students have put forth this

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21st Annual Chicago Football Classic

September 2018 Pictured above: Team with current Chicago City Colleges Chancellor, Juan Salgado. The 21st Annual Chicago Football Classic was held Saturday September 22nd at Soldier Field, with a match-up between Morehouse College and Miles College. The event features football teams of two historically black colleges and universities; and was founded to encourage black youth

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Group photo standing in front of a step-and-repeat banner. Individuals pictured, left to right: Sue Fila, Rudy Flores, Audry Blinstrup (Ombudsman South Principal), Michael Wilson (UCAN), Chez Smith (Gyrls in the Hood Foundation), Katarzyna Petek (East West University), Carlos Estes and Ralph Thompson.

Second Annual Ombudsman Chicago Community Partner Summit

Ombudsman Chicago hosted the Second Annual Community Partner Summit on August 16 at our South Campus. The summit is an opportunity for Ombudsman and our community partners to come together for professional development, sharing information, and to discuss what services at-risk youth in Chicago need to feel supported and be successful in their educational efforts.

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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 Graduation

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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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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