We each have a role in educating children; playing our part in the ‘village’

When I was growing up, I often heard the popular African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.” This notion couldn’t ring more true today, as we fight for our children amid recurring violence on the streets of Chicago and an exorbitant high school dropout rate. Through my work with Ombudsman, I am […]

2016 offers a fresh start for Ombudsman Chicago students

Students at Ombudsman often face a bitter struggle along the path to success, which makes receiving a high school diploma an even sweeter accomplishment. Just weeks into 2016, the year has already been rewarding for more than 44 Ombudsman Chicago students who have earned their Chicago Public Schools high school diploma. A Chicago Public Schools […]

Chicago graduates earn diplomas, gain work experience

For one recent Chicago grad, going back for a high school diploma resulted in much more than she’d expected. Not only did 20-year-old Destiny Wright graduate from Ombudsman Chicago last month, but she also landed a job with the school as an outreach specialist. She was among a few of her peers who were offered […]

Ombudsman Chicago’s 1st graduating class (photos)

More than 20 graduates from the Ombudsman Chicago program were recognized for their academic achievements during a commencement ceremony at Holy Trinity High School. What is Ombudsman Chicago? Chicago Public Schools partnered with Ombudsman Educational Services to open two Chicago-area dropout recovery options school centers during the 2013 school year offering teens a second chance […]