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Poverty in America Awareness Month

January is National Poverty in America Awareness Month, and the most recent data indicates that 40.6 million people in the United States live in poverty. Poverty is linked to myriad negative effects, such as hunger and food insecurity, low academic performance, and homelessness. Dire financial hardships are on the rise in Indianapolis with 1 in […]

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Five Ways to Give This December

December has arrived in Indianapolis like a whisper, tiptoeing in with snow lightly blanketing the city after a bustling November. The glow of the upcoming holidays has us reflecting with gratitude on the community members who have helped us create lasting impact in the lives of those we serve this year. We are also caught […]

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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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#SharetheLoveIndy Results Are In!

Every February, the School on Wheels community unites to #SharetheLoveIndy to share stories of our amazing kids and to raise vital funding to provide 1:1 tutoring for students experiencing homelessness. We ate, drank, shopped, and even worked out in the name of education. We couldn’t have done it without each amazing and dedicated volunteer who […]

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Multiplying Our Mission

Every person involved in making our mission possible – from volunteers, to partners, to staff members — has a reason why they are involved, and February is the time of year when we ask people to share those reasons! During #SharetheLoveIndy, our annual awareness building and fundraising campaign, it’s inspiring to see how people are advocating for […]

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One Hour at a Time

We always say that tutoring changes two lives: a child’s life and your life. Never has this been more evident to me than with my daughter. School on Wheels has been a part of Julia’s life since I started working here eight years ago when she was ten years old. At age eleven she began […]

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Family Matters…at Tutoring!

Volunteering as a family is a great way to spend positive time together while making a big impact in the community. Sekar and Vishnu Iyer are just one of our adult/child teams who dedicate one hour of each week to working with our kiddos at Coburn Place. Sekar and Vishnu began tutoring in August of 2017. “My favorite part about tutoring […]

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It’s almost time to #SharetheLoveIndy!

2018 has been off to such a great start at School on Wheels, and it’s only going to get bigger and better from here! It’s almost time for #SharetheLoveIndy 2018, and we couldn’t be more excited to share a sneak peek of all that’s going to be happening next month. This February, School on Wheels […]

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Week of Thanks

Thanksgiving is just a few short days away, and we at School on Wheels are celebrating how thankful we are for YOU with a Week of Thanks. We have SO much to be thankful for, and we want to kick off the holiday season by sharing what we’re grateful for, as well as ways that […]