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Ace The FAFSA Application With These Tips (Chicago)

Financing a college education has become a critical component in making higher education a possibility for most families. Through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), colleges around the country determine the amount of financial aid they will award ...

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A safety net for dropouts catches others (Chicago)

In 2012 Chicagoans got some harsh news: there were 56,000 high school dropouts under 21 –enough to fill Soldier Field. “At the time, we had 5,300 seats to serve them,” said Jennifer Vidis, the head of alternative schools for Chicago ...

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Ombudsman Chicago Honors Supportive Community with Breakfast

As a thank you to supportive community stakeholders, Ombudsman Chicago South, 6057 S. Western Ave., held a celebratory breakfast last week where Ombudsman Chicago South and Ombudsman Educational Services personnel joined Chicago Public Schools (CPS) representatives, Ombudsman Chicago South students, ...

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Christmas Comes Early for Ombudsman Students (Chicago)

Christmas will come early this year for Julio Juarez, Keiara Peeple, Jamil Hamlin and several other Ombudsman Chicago students who will earn their Chicago Public Schools high school diploma. “Education is the gift that cannot be taken away,” said Dr. ...

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Ombudsman students show Christmas spirit by donating to shelter (Cartersville, Ga.)

A group of Bartow County students experienced true Christmas spirit when they chose to give rather than receive. For two weeks, 31 students attending Ombudsman Educational Services/Cartersville Learning Center collected personal-hygiene items, pantry items, cleaning supplies, canned food and clothing, ...

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So you’re Pregnant… Now What? Tips from a Teen Mom (Chicago)

I was 16 years old in 2012 when I found out I was pregnant. I had just moved across the country to live with my mother and had been feeling under the weather for a few weeks – hot, dizzy ...

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Sioux Falls alternative school students’ friendship helps teen after loss of family

SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota — A South Dakota teenager who lost three family members in the past three years is finding support in a friendship at her new alternative high school. Alicia Salazar’s mother died three years ago during Alicia’s ...

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Operation Graduation 2014 Winners Announced!

A guest post from Ombudsman’s Chief Operating Officer Rudolph Flores. I am excited to announce the winners of Operation Graduation 2014, and before I do, I would like to recognize the operations managers, center directors and center staff who made ...

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WCBOE Ombudsman program shows success (LaFayette, Ga.)

Chattanooga Times Free Press Walker County Schools’ Ombudsman program is gaining momentum in graduation success rates. System Student Services Director Chris Chambers gave the report to the Walker County School Board in a recent meeting. “Of all the [LaFayette] students ...

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Ombudsman to Host Grand Opening of South Side Learning Center (Chicago)

TBT News Update Ombudsman Chicago will celebrate the grand opening of its South Side Options School. The two-part grand opening on October 9 will include a ribbon cutting ceremony from 10 – 11 a.m. featuring keynote speaker Alderman JoAnn Thompson and ...

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