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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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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Christmas with Family and Friends

Operation Graduation 2015: Ivan Torres (Chicago Northwest)

A good old friend of mine brought me to Ombudsman. His name is Tommy Hack, and it all happened by fate as it seemed that I talked to him about school. It started on a snowy winter day right after New Year. My parents were on vacation in Mexico and they left me all alone

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Be brave

Operation Graduation 2015: Elijah Hamilton (Chicago)

For many Ombudsman students, the journey to receiving their diploma has been complicated. West Side native, 18-year-old Elijah Hamilton, stopped going to school twice and attributes a large portion of his success in overcoming life’s obstacles to the support system he found at Ombudsman. “I initially dropped out because I was tired of all the

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Reversing Cycle of Teen Unemployment (Chicago)

Truth B Told | EDUCATION NATION Special Correspondent: B. Flowers A Chicago Public Schools Options School (not a charter), Ombudsman Chicago opened in August 2013 and offers teens a second chance at achieving academic success while preparing them for continuing education and a career. The Ombudsman Chicago youth employment initiative was created through a partnership

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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

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Operation Graduation 2013: Jeff Morrow (Chicago)

It takes four years to get a high school diploma in most cases. It takes another two-four years to get a degree in a field of study. Tell me why Ombudsman has made me into a better person, tell me why I got to work at my own pace (which is faster than most) and

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