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The Junior League of Indianapolis: A Legacy of Impact

“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” – Margaret J. Wheatley That power becomes limitless when it’s joined by passion to make meaningful, positive impact and the driven members of TheJunior League of Indianapolis. For the past 15 years, the outstanding women of this organization have teamed […]

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Poverty in America Awareness Month

January is National Poverty in America Awareness Month, and the most recent data indicates that 40.6 million people in the United States live in poverty. Poverty is linked to myriad negative effects, such as hunger and food insecurity, low academic performance, and homelessness. Dire financial hardships are on the rise in Indianapolis with 1 in […]

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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 […]