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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 School on Wheels’ 2017 Education Champion, Cassie […]

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Meet the Staff: Amy Gardner

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’re excited to introduce you to Amy Gardner! What is your role at School on Wheels? I am the Program Manager for Cold Spring School, […]

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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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Meet the Staff: Tocarra Mallard

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 Tocarra Mallard, one of our Program Coordinators. What is your role at School on Wheels? I’m a Program Coordinator for Coburn Place. […]

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Family Matters…at Tutoring!

Volunteering as a family is a great way to spend positive time together while making a big impact in the community. Sekar and Vishnu Iyer are just one of our adult/child teams who dedicate one hour of each week to working with our kiddos at Coburn Place. Sekar and Vishnu began tutoring in August of 2017. “My favorite part about tutoring […]

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Meet the Staff: Brian Craig

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 Brian Craig, one of our Program Coordinators. What is your role at School on Wheels? I’m a Program Coordinator for both STAR programs at […]

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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 […]

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So much to be thankful for

To kick off the tutoring hour, our students take a few minutes and do a writing prompt that helps them get focused. Before the holiday break began, students were given the writing prompt of “what are you thankful for?” In Indianapolis, 29% of families experiencing homelessness are fleeing domestic violence and nationally nearly 50% of […]

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Networking with NAEHCY

“Remember: everyone in the classroom has a story that leads to misbehavior or defiance. Nine times out of 10, the story behind the misbehavior won’t make you angry, it will break your heart.” -Annette Breaux This was the last slide presented by the last speaker at the 2017 National Association for the Education of Homeless […]