June 23, 2022 Share this Pilsen Neighbors Community Council announces partnership with Ombudsman Chicago High School Category: Uncategorized Chicago (June 23rd, 2022) – Pilsen Neighbors Community Council announces strategic partnership with Ombudsman Chicago High School, an alternative learning opportunities program for high school students age 16-21.The main goal of this partnership is to offer the communities and high school students from the southwest side of Chicago an opportunity to continue and finish their education on a different pathway. Within this partnership, Ombudsman will offer students the opportunity to re-engage in their educational careers and return to high school to complete their education in a more flexible environment tailored to their individual needs. This reinstatement into high school is not only focused on the student finishing their education, but also aims to help the student develop a successful college and career path. (college, military, or any other personal and professional development).“We are excited to partner with an organization like PNCC that values education and its impact to change the lives of students and families in Chicago. Together we can reach more students and provide them the opportunity for success in school and life and instill the value of giving back to their communities” said Sue Leuser, Senior Vice President Operations of Ombudsman Educational Services. This partnership is one of the first steps taken by the Community Education Center, one of the foundational pillars of the Leader Development Institute, the new home of Pilsen Neighbors Community Council.The Leadership Development Institute aims to provide a pathway to a better quality of life for these students. Our main goal is to re-engage non-traditional students into educational pathways, such as 2 year-colleges, certification programs, and the trades. The ultimate goal of the Community Education Center is to transform these students into potential job-readiness candidates.“We are very excited about this transformational opportunity that both Ombudsman and PNCC will have on the life of these students. This partnership means generational impact for these students and their families, and we are committed to advocating for a better quality of life ” said Juan F. Soto, Executive Director of Pilsen Neighbors Community Council. About Ombudsman Chicago Schools Chicago Public Schools has partnered with Ombudsman Educational Services for over 10 years to provide dropout recovery option schools offering teens a second chance at achieving academic success and building a bright future as they work toward earning a CPS diploma.Ombudsman Chicago is a company of ChanceLight Behavioral Health, Education and Therapy, the nation’s leading provider of behavioral health, therapy and education solutions for children and young adults. Ombudsman Chicago is accredited by Cognia, an international education accrediting organization. Ombudsman Chicago is currently enrolling students for the fall semester. Visit www.chicagodiploma.com or call (312) 806-9022 for more information. About Pilsen Neighbors Community Council (PNCC).Pilsen Neighbors Community Council (PNCC), Fiesta Del Sol organizer, is a nonprofit organization established in 1954. Our mission is to develop policies and practices in Pilsen and the Southwest side areas in Chicago to establish justice and equity by investing in the development of community leaders through leadership training and action. PNCC is part ofGamaliel, a grassroots network of non-partisan, faith-based organizations in 17 U.S. states,South Africa, and the United Kingdom.