Tag: Operation Graduation

Operation Graduation 2016 Winners Announced!

A guest post from Ombudsman’s Senior Vice President of Operations, Rudolph Flores. I am excited to announce the winners of Operation Graduation 2016, and before I do, I would like to recognize the operations managers, center directors and center staff who ...

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Operation Graduation 2015 Winners Announced!

A guest post from Ombudsman’s Chief Operating Officer Rudolph Flores. I am excited to announce the winners of Operation Graduation 2015, 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 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: Stephanie Tsoutsos (Chicago Northwest)

Operation Graduation 2015: Esteban Orozco (AZ Charter Central)

High School, the place where you decide to start planning for your career and getting serious in life. For me, High School was not the best four years of my life. Many things happened in my life from 9th to ...

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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: Hipolito Hernandez (Phoenix)

Hello…My name is Hipolito Hernandez, and I am from West Charter. In lieu of David Letterman retiring this year, I thought I’d start out with the TOP 5 things I will NOT miss at Ombudsman. I am sure the graduates ...

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Operation Graduation 2015: Destiny Wright (Chicago)

Determination to overcome life’s obstacles is echoed by 20-year-old West Side native, Destiny Wright. When Destiny came to Ombudsman in September 2014, she had only 4.5 of the 24 credits needed to earn a CPS high school diploma. Losing her ...

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Operation Graduation 2015: Ivan Torres (Chicago Northwest)

A good old friend of mine brought me to Ombudsman. His name is Tommy Hack, and it all happened by fate as it seemed that I talked to him about school. It started on a snowy winter day right after ...

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