Each month, 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’ll highlight Amber Ewing, the newest addition to our School on Wheels family. We’re so happy to have her – and we hope you’re excited to meet her!

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Amber, what’s your role at School on Wheels?
I’m the Director of Development.

What did you do before you came here?
My entire career has been in development – fourteen years at United Way of Central Indiana prior to coming to School on Wheels. Though my role changed quite a bit while I was there, the gist of what I did was to help local companies with their fundraising campaigns, coordinate trainings and events, and get donors and companies more involved in giving back to our community.

Why did you decide to join the School on Wheels team?
Once I started learning more about the organization and had a chance to meet Sally, I knew this was the right fit! Helping children impacted by homelessness and working to break the cycle of poverty are both critically important in the Indianapolis community.

What are you most excited about in your new position?
I’m excited to help the organization achieve and exceed the fundraising goals for the year and to begin to work on long term goals to assure that School on Wheels can continue to provide this essential programming. I’m also looking forward to participating in the tutoring program and seeing firsthand the great work that is being done.

What’s your favorite thing about your job so far?
The people! I’m beginning to think that happiness seeps through the bright orange walls in this office! Everyone who comes into this office is amazing – staff and volunteers alike.

What’s one thing that people would be surprised to know about you?
I have a slight addiction to gummy bears (specifically Haribo Gold-Bear) but don’t eat the green ones.

Want to learn more about our School on Wheels staff members? Check out our Staff page or our other Meet the Staff blog posts!