Tag: Operation Graduation

Operation Graduation 2015: Elijah Hamilton (Chicago)

For many Ombudsman students, the journey to receiving their diploma has been complicated. West Side native, 18-year-old Elijah Hamilton, stopped going to school twice and attributes a large portion of his success in overcoming life’s obstacles to the support system ...

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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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Operation Graduation 2015: Marty Sebrell (EdTrek, Holt, Mich.)

My life before EdTrek was a difficult one; being in the high school was not for me. I have been deaf in my right ear since I was born. Therefore, I have always had to deal with that, and I’m ...

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Operation Graduation 2015 is Here!

You’re invited to a celebration! Please join Ombudsman for “Operation Graduation” as we honor the members of the Class of 2015. Operation Graduation is our annual salute to Ombudsman students who have earned their diploma. Throughout May and June, we’ll ...

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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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Operation Graduation Essay: Ombudsman Saved My Life (DeKalb, Ill.)

My name is Christian Vargas. I have attended high school for 6 years, and will graduate with the class of 2014. After looking back at those years I realized how much of my struggles made me the person I am today. ...

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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 Essay: “I started looking forward to going to school” (Limestone, Ala.)

When I first moved to Alabama, I couldn’t attend my junior year of high school because of family issues. So, I had a bad attitude for school because I knew it was going to take me an extra year to ...

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Operation Graduation Essay: “The Teachers are Amazing” (Limestone, Ala.)

I’ve been at West Limestone from K-12. There may be some good teachers there, but I didn’t feel like I was really learning anything. I went through a lot in the time that I was there. It made the distractions ...

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Operation Graduation: A Fifth Grade Drop-Out Who Overcame the Odds (Tucson, Ariz.)

My name is Stephanie Salgado. I’m 22 years old and was born in Bakersfield, California. I was raised in Tucson, Arizona until I was nine. My mom took my older sister and me out of school to go live with ...

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