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Winter Newsletter 2018

The 2018 Onward Update Winter Newsletter is out, featuring our cover story about Daniela, and her journey to continue her education.

When Daniela saw Onward’s poster for GED classes, she knew it was time to take a step toward her goals. “It was my red flag to go back to school. I had no more excuses because the classes are so close, and as an adult I have more responsibility and can push myself to finish this.”

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Daniela Works Towards Her Diploma

“I like how our teacher gives us a push and enthusiasm to get us back in school. She is always giving us a boost. She says it’s okay if we fail, we can do it, and we’re almost there.”

When Daniela saw Onward’s poster for GED classes, she knew it was time to take a step toward her goals. “It was my red flag to go back to school. I had no more excuses because the classes are so close. Now I understand more and as an adult I have more responsibility and can push myself to finish this.”

A medical emergency caused her to drop out of high school, and now at 33 she is determined to work with Onward House and Wright College to progress her education.

Daniela had taken computer classes to sharpen her skills in Excel, Word and Power Point, but knew that she would need her GED to get a good job.

“I’ve only read two books in my life. Clarise encourages us to read books because it helps us with language and writing to take the test. She teaches us to understand what we’re reading and gives us practice essays,” said Daniela, “She teaches us how to order our thoughts, which helped with the test. She teaches us how important quotes are for essays. “

Part of the Wright College and Onward House Adult Education partnership involves bringing the students to Wright College’s Campus to inspire students to continue their education after attaining the ESL or GED goals. “Wright College looked like a really big college but it’s actually small,” Daniela explained, “If I can save up money I want get my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development at Wright College. “

“I like how our teacher gives us a push and enthusiasm to get us back in school. She is always giving us a boost. She says it’s okay if we fail, we can do it, and we’re almost there.”

BOOS & Brews

Come down to the Lagunitas taproom for a SCARILY good time Monday, October 29, 2018. Network with Chicago’s best and brightest at one of Chicago’s finest local brewery.

Enjoy your Lagunitas favorites like Lagunitas IPA, “Little Sumpin'” and many more. The event will be catered by Jarabe Mexican Street Food, featuring a build-your-own taco bar! Beer will be sold at retail price ($6), with 100% of drink proceeds benefiting Onward House there’s no excuse not to have a great time!

Tickets are $20 through October 26 and $30 at the door, so get your ticket today!

THE Basement at Lagunitas Brewing Company Chicago

2607 W 17th St, Chicago, IL 60608
5: 30 PM – 8:30 PM
October 29, 2018

Get your tickets here and don’t forget to share our event on Facebook!

Golf Outing 2018

Thank you to everyone who supported and attended the Annual Onward House Charity Golf Tournament, presented by Inteliquent and Transparent Container on Thursday, September 13 at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club located at 1 Pete Dye Dr, Lemont, IL 60439.

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