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Five Ways to Give This December

December has arrived in Indianapolis like a whisper, tiptoeing in with snow lightly blanketing the city after a bustling November. The glow of the upcoming holidays has us reflecting with gratitude on the community members who have helped us create lasting impact in the lives of those we serve this year. We are also caught […]

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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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Volunteer Spotlight: Kayla Nymeyer

Our volunteers fulfill many roles for our organization. Tutoring our students is how the majority of our volunteers spend their time, but we also have individuals who help in our office, serve on specific committees, and help with special events. Each volunteer who gives his or her time to support our mission makes a huge impact by using […]

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Why Our Volunteers Share the Love

Each February, we ask our volunteers and supporters to engage their networks in School on Wheels’ Share the Love campaign by supporting our programs through advocacy and monetary donations. This year, we had record donations and an outpouring of support from the Indianapolis community – especially from our volunteer tutors! We asked our volunteers why […]

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Tutor Spotlight: Lori Crantford

Families who are experiencing homelessness tend to move pretty frequently, due to a number of reasons. Homeless students change schools an average of 3 times while homeless. For our volunteers, this means that they may see the students we tutor anywhere from one week to a month or so. However, at our transitional living facilities, […]

A Message of Thanks to our Tutors

National Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 21 – 27th, 2013 As we approach National Volunteer Appreciation Week, I am reminded of the many magical moments I have experienced during the tutoring hour.  Experiences that one tutor recently described as, “little moments that add up to a very big, rewarding experience.”  At first, I only thought […]