Domestic Violence Affects Homelessness

For many of us, January 24, 2018 was an average winter day. The rest of the week had highs in the 40s and 50s, but this particular Wednesday’s temperature never reached above freezing. On this one day, 1,682 individuals in Indianapolis were identified as experiencing...

We Don’t Stop at Tutoring

September 4, 2018 marked our 17th anniversary, and if you’ve been following along on our journey, you’ll know that we don’t stop at tutoring! During our birthday month, and as we enter a brand-new year of transforming lives through education, we want to share some...

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...

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...

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...

2018 #PackAPack Success!

Heading back to school with a backpack filled with notebooks containing crisp white pages, fresh pencils, your favorite pens, and all those other supplies that make you ready for the school day is such a satisfying feeling. But more than that, having the right school...

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...

Meet the Staff: Arielle Hirt

We’ve had some exciting staffing changes this summer! Over the next few months, we’ll be introducing you to new School on Wheels staff members so you can learn more about the people who make our programs run successfully! Today we’re highlighting Arielle Hirt,...

2018 Education Celebration Highlights

The Education Celebration is one of our favorite events each year. It’s when we celebrate the achievements of our students AND honor people and businesses making a huge impact on education in Indianapolis. We want to offer a huge thank you to the over 350 people...

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...