Education Celebration

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School on Wheels’ annual Education Celebration, presented by BMO Harris Bank and DEFENDERS, raises over $250,000 to provide tutoring and academic services to children impacted by homelessness. 

This year's event will celebrate School on Wheels' 18th anniversary and will be held at the Crane Bay Event Center on April 18, 2019. Over 400 attendees will join us to celebrate the academic accomplishments of children impacted by homelessness throughout Indianapolis, while honoring the businesses and individuals who are transforming lives through education.

Thanks to our Presenting and VIP sponsors who underwrite the costs of the event, 100% of ticket proceeds and all other sponsorships support School on Wheels programming. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Learn more about our sponsor levels here or contact Amber Ewing at


This year's Guest Speaker is Dr. Matthew Morton, a Research Fellow at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago with expertise in youth empowerment, homelessness, evaluation, and evidence-based practice. Dr. Morton currently leads youth homelessness work and international projects at Chapin Hall. He is principal investigator of Voice of Youth Count, the most comprehensive national research initiative to-date focused on youth homelessness in America.