Tag: DeKalb

Operation Graduation 2015: How Ombudsman Helped Me (Dekalb, Ill.)

Before coming to Ombudsman I was facing a lot of hardships and was making things harder on myself then they already were by making bad decisions. The biggest of my problems were bad influences, substance abuse, poverty, severe depression, and ...

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Operation Graduation 2015: Nysa Martinez (DeKalb, Ill.)

My name is Nysa Martinez. This is my fifth year as a high school student. For three years, I attended the DeKalb high school; towards the end of what would’ve been my senior year, I transferred to Ombudsman- after waiting ...

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Operation Graduation 2015: Mercedes Tikkun (DeKalb, Ill.)

I’ve been with Ombudsman a little over two years, and I can finally say my time is here. I’m a high school graduate! It’s exciting because I never thought I’d ever get to say those words. Without the help of ...

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Operation Graduation Essay: Before coming to Ombudsman I lacked motivation (DeKalb, Ala.)

I’ve learned a lot of things in my life that have helped me grow as a person. One thing I’ve learned while attending Ombudsman is that self motivation is very important. Even though I am still working on being able ...

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Operation Graduation 2013 Winners Announced!

A guest post from Ombudsman’s Chief Operating Officer Allison O’Neill. I am excited to announce the winners of Operation Graduation 2013, and before I do, I would like to recognize the operations managers, center directors, center staff, instructional leadership and support ...

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Operation Graduation 2013: Caitlin Welch (DeKalb, Ill.)

Ombudsman has made the biggest change in my life I’ve ever experienced so far. Before I started attending Ombudsman I dropped out of school because I would skip so much and my classes wouldn’t count anymore because I went over ...

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Operation Graduation 2013: Marilyn Martinez (DeKalb, Ill.)

I was sent to Ombudsman because I got pregnant at 15 and I was not going to school because of that. I was getting bad grades. What I like about Ombudsman is that the teachers help you a lot. They ...

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Operation Graduation 2013: Lorie Alford (DeKalb, Ill.)

Let me start off saying high school wasn’t what I thought it was going to be. I came into high school slacking, not doing my homework, not really focused on class, not knowing that high school time flies by really ...

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Operation Graduation 2012 Winners Announced!

A guest post from Ombudsman’s Chief Operating Officer Allison O’Neill. I am excited to announce the winners of Operation Graduation 2012, and before I do, I would like to recognize the operations managers, center directors and center staff who made ...

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Operation Graduation 2012: Peyton Eitel (DeKalb, Ill.)

If it wasn’t for the Ombudsman program I would most definitely not be graduating right now. I would probably still have at least another semester to go, if I was lucky. Before I came to Ombudsman I was having issues ...

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