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Phone: 8056411678
83 S Palm Street
Ventura
California 93001
USA
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Target demographics: Homeless Children K-12th Grade

Direct beneficiaries per year: 6000 Homeless students throughout Southern California

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Fill backpacks with school supplies, train to be a volunteer tutor, help in our office, organize a fundraising event.

Programs: Our program serves as a consistent support system to homeless students at a time of great stress and fear. We bring the message to our students that they are cared about and important. We do this by offering:
One-on-one weekly tutoring with a volunteer
Backpacks, school supplies and school uniforms
A toll-free number for kids to keep in touch with us
(800-923-1100)
Assistance in entering school
Help in locating lost records
Guidance for parents in educational matters for their children
Two learning centers, one located in the heart of Skid Row and the other in South Los Angeles
Tutoring in seven major regions in Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.

Mission:
The mission of School on Wheels is to enhance educational opportunities for homeless children from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Our goal is to shrink the gaps in their education and provide them with the highest level of education possible.
Results:
In 2010, School on Wheels achieved the following milestones:
Opened a new Learning Center in Skid Row, Los Angeles
Tutored 1,400 students
Recruited and trained 1,501 volunteer tutors
Provided 6,270 students with backpacks filled with school supplies
Distributed 454 school uniforms and 3,600 bus tokens
Awarded three scholarships

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12/04/12
School on Wheels is an amazing non-profit volunteer organization helping homeless and displaced children all over Southern California. I started volunteering over a year ago and have helped 3 children in a local shelter get the homework help that they needed. I currently continue to tutor a student ... more »
11/28/12
I have been working with School On Wheels in Los Angeles' Skid Row since September. The people running this program are dedicated, talented and passionate. The kids are met at the bus, which drops them off in the heart of Skid Row. They are escorted by volunteers and staff to the program. There... more »
11/27/12
i got involved with School on Wheels when they came to a local art studio for a field trip. I could tell instantly that all the staff had a genuine concern for the children and their efforts to do educational outreach. This charity fills a critical gap in supporting education for foster and ... more »
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