Tag: Illinois

Ombudsman Helps Empower Today’s Youth (Chicago)

As Women’s History Month ends, Ombudsman Chicago continues to help inspire the next generation of African American leaders, especially young women. Ombudsman students like Imani Tiney and Monica Watson are carrying the torch and leading by example for other youth. ...

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Why I Give Back: Serving My Country and My Community (Ombudsman Chicago)

The holiday season is a time to be thankful for what we have, and to pay it forward by giving back. Although this is something we can all do throughout the year, I wanted to take a moment this holiday ...

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Ombudsman Chicago Expands Art Education Program

According to the National Endowment for the Arts, at-risk students are more likely to perform better in school, at jobs and in social environments when they have access to art in the classroom. Recognizing the benefits of art education, Ombudsman ...

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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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Ombudsman Chicago takes a multi-layer approach to violence prevention

Members of the CPS Ombudsman Option School planted flower seedlings in honor of Violence Prevention Week at the Police Department. Then some of the students read anti-violence poems, while Interim-Chief of Police Dennis McEnerney, Deputy Chief Joseph Penze, Deputy Chief ...

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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 2015: Kate Speare (North Harlem, Ill.)

These past few months at Ombudsman have truly helped prepare me for life as a young adult in the real world. Ombudsman gave me an amazing experience that widened my knowledge and gave me the tools to succeed. Before Ombudsman, ...

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Ombudsman Chicago Celebrates Women’s History Month

Empowering the next generation of female leaders According to a 2014 report on the state of self-esteem, the majority of teen girls (seven in ten) believe that they are not good enough or don’t measure up in some way. Reinforcing ...

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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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