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Meet Maria

You see adorable pictures of our kiddos working on homework. You hear amazing stories from our tutors about the “aha!” moments they experience with their students during tutoring. What you don’t see or hear as often is the work we do with the parents of the children we serve.  Did you know that we take an integrated educational […]

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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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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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2017: What a Year!

Happy 2018!  A new year brings so much excitement and opportunities with it. While we can’t wait to see what all 2018 has in store, we can’t help but take some time to look back fondly at all that happened at School on Wheels in 2017. January- We kicked off the new year by training […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Rik

School on Wheels tutors typically tutor one hour a week at one of our sites, but Rik is no typical tutor. Since becoming a volunteer just over a year ago in September 2016, Rik has frequently tutored at two different sites, sometimes volunteering three times a week! Amy Gardner, the Program Coordinator at Cold Spring School where […]

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So much to be thankful for

To kick off the tutoring hour, our students take a few minutes and do a writing prompt that helps them get focused. Before the holiday break began, students were given the writing prompt of “what are you thankful for?” In Indianapolis, 29% of families experiencing homelessness are fleeing domestic violence and nationally nearly 50% of […]

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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 […]