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The Junior League of Indianapolis: A Legacy of Impact

“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” – Margaret J. Wheatley That power becomes limitless when it’s joined by passion to make meaningful, positive impact and the driven members of TheJunior League of Indianapolis. For the past 15 years, the outstanding women of this organization have teamed […]

Meet our Education Support Coordinators!

Meet our Education Support Coordinators!

Our Education Support Coordinators (formerly Program Coordinators) are the faces our students and tutors see each day. They not only oversee tutoring each week, but they are also working behind the scenes with teachers, social workers, and the parents of the kiddos we serve to build education plans and overcome educational obstacles the families we […]

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Rolling Out Resources: New Tutor Toolkits

When tutoring students of all ages and skill levels, it’s important that we have activities and plans in place to meet the needs of each student we serve. Homework completion is an important focus of tutoring, but what happens if kids don’t have homework? Don’t worry — we’re prepared for that! Our tutor toolkits are […]

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Celebrating 2017-2018 Achievements!

We succeed only if our kids and their families achieve goals and we’re thrilled to say we are feeling very successful as we look back at 2017/2018 and forward to the 2018/2019 school year! Every part of our program is designed to help the children and families we serve meet critical educational milestones and prepare […]

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It’s a WRAP Down Under!

It was a fun summer down under at our partner site, Salvation Army Barton Center! Through our It’s a WRAP! program, our students “traveled” to Australia and learned about the rich history and culture of not only the Aboriginal people, but also of modern-day Australians. We divided the travelers into three groups, and each night […]

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Meet Cassie: The 2017 Education Champion

When we think of an Education Champion, sometimes we narrow our focus too much.  We think only of those who are working in the most impoverished areas, or those who are working with what we would consider the most difficult children.  It is that same narrow focus that School on Wheels’ 2017 Education Champion, Cassie […]

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Tutor Tips: Behavior Management 101

Last week,  School on Wheels was fortunate to have two amazing speakers to present on the topic of Behavior Management. Holli Frazell, the Director of Organizational Leadership & Development at Bierman ABA Autism Centers, and Stacy Pigg, the Culture and Climate Specialist at Cold Spring Elementary (one of our partner schools), gave our tutors and […]