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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“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.”
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!
Onward Neighborhood House is pleased to welcome Phillip Ruben Nava to the Onward House Board of Directors. Mr. Nava currently serves as Senior Counsel at Tristan & Cervantes. Mr. Nava concentrates his practice in the areas of general business litigation, automobile defense, product liability defense, general liability defense, personal injury, and workers compensation matters.
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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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1. Refreshed our Mission & Vision to Celebrate 125 years of Service. Onward House received pro bono support from Prosper Strategies to refresh its mission, vision, and messaging in celebration of its growing adult education program and historic 125 years of service.
“We open doors to improve lives and uplift communities through educational, economic and support services.”
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