Every few months, we’ll be introducing you to a new School on Wheels staff member so you can learn more about the people who make our programs run successfully! This month, we’re highlighting Kayla Bacon, our Communications Coordinator. What is your role at School on Wheels? I have the fun responsibility


During School on Wheels’ first year, we served 50 kids. This year we expect to serve 400. But we aren’t chasing numbers, we’re chasing impact. That’s why we are so excited about our newest program expansions! We’re even more excited to announce that the following program expansions have been made

I started tutoring in January 2010 after being referred to School on Wheels by a friend.  I saw tutoring as a great way for me to give back to the community in a way I hadn’t before – by giving my time.  What I didn’t expect was that I would

[onethird][/onethird] Over the past couple of years, Matt Tully has helped spark serious discussions around education in our city.  In his columns for the Indy Star, as well as his own blog posts, Matt has covered topics ranging from problems and inconsistencies in our local school districts to praise for local officials making

Last fall, 5 employees at Defender Direct learned that there are over 3,000 homeless kids in Indianapolis, and wanted to help out.  Outside their office, they displayed 3,000 cut-out ‘kids’ to bring attention to the issue of childhood homelessness. Then, they directed that energy into action. They created a donation

I have good and bad news for you.  We’ll start with the good.  We know that our tutoring programs are working because most of our kids (74%) are maintaining or improving their grades despite being homeless.  This is well above the standard for homeless children and youth.  However, the bad