Tag: Illinois

Operation Graduation 2012: Demetrius Lamar (Hillside, Ill.)

Graduating from high school is a great accomplishment for me. I know to most graduating high school and getting good grades was a breeze. However, since 8th grade, in knew in my mind I would never graduate. My normal grades ...

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Ombudsman Alumni Story: Shawn Miller (Illinois)

Submitted by Denise Lyons, Ombudsman Operations Manager On my way to Ombudsman’s Winter Quarterly Conference held in Atlanta, I met a young man who was headed to a conference in Atlanta as well. After landing at the ATL airport and ...

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Operation Graduation 2012: Darren King (DeKalb, Ill.)

What Ombudsman means to me, it means FREEDOM! I have never felt so proud of something that I have done in my life like ever! Before ombudsman, in high school I was a total slacker I never turned in work ...

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Operation Graduation 2012: Jonathan Scott (Hillside, Ill.)

Ombudsman gave me a second chance to achieve what I am destine to become. In the short time I’ve been here at Ombudsman, I have learned that I can become a paralegal with only an associate degree. Even though I ...

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Student Profile: Raphael Bonds (Proviso, Ill.)

Raphael is a junior from Proviso West currently preparing for the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE). OES: We have changed the way students are assigned work since you were last with us. How do you like using a syllabus? RB: ...

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Student Spotlight: Calvin Howled (Proviso, Ill.)

Calvin is a senior from Proviso West. OES: What was your mindset when you first came to Ombudsman? CH: I didn’t know what I was going to do. I thought Ombudsman might be like a military school. I found out ...

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Libertyville Office Donates to Catholic Charities' Samaritan House (Libertyville, Ill.)

Members of the Libertyville administration office have been collecting the complimentary hotel toiletries over the past year to donate to Catholic Charities Samaritan House. Catholic Charities’ Samaritan House is a 90-day enhanced emergency shelter for homeless women and their children. ...

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Waukegan PLUS Student Wins Essay Contest (Waukegan, Ill.)

Ja’Wann Gordon, a junior at Waukegan PLUS, was recently named a winner in the Waukegan Public Library‘s 28th Annual Ray Bradbury Creative Contest. The contest centered on a short story written by Ray Bradbury, a native of Waukegan. The task ...

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Staff Milestones: Lisa Bahena | 15 Years (Wauconda, Ill.)

I have worked with Lisa as her operations manager for three years, and in that short time it is apparent that Lisa is committed to the Ombudsman mission that all students have potential to learn. She builds positive relationships with ...

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Operation Graduation 2011 Winners

I am excited to announce the winners of Operation Graduation 2011, and before I do, I would like to recognize the operations managers, center directors and center staff who made it possible for the Class of 2011 to earn their ...

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