School on Wheels, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   15 reviews


83 S Palm Street Ventura CA 93001 USA


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.


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

Target demographics:

Homeless Children K-12th Grade

Direct beneficiaries per year:

6000 Homeless students throughout Southern California

Geographic areas served:

Southern California


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 A learning center located in the heart of Skid Row Tutoring in seven major regions in Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This is a terrific organization! I've been involved for over five years and the staff is excellent. Most importantly, School on Wheels provides an opportunity for volunteers to make an important difference in the lives of children who need it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

One on one tutoring with students. Serving as a board member.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No organizational changes - it just needs more volunteers!

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