School on Wheels, Inc.
Greetings!

SCHOOL ON WHEELS STAFF MEMBER RUNNING THE LA MARATHON TO BENEFIT HOMELESS STUDENTS

Our very own Volunteer Regional Coordinator and local star Steve Hibbert, is running in this Sunday's LA Marathon. 

Be sure to cheer him on as he attempts to complete his first ever marathon for School on Wheels.

The children at one of our learning centers have covered his race day t-shirt with signatures and words of encouragement.    
  
Steve has raised $2,000 so far and says - "please feel free to send any and all positive vibes on Sunday morning. I'm so grateful to all of my good and generous friends!"


School on Wheels 

(805) 641-1678


Press and Media contact - Sinead Chilton (213) 905-2777

You can sponsor Steve here- http://www.crowdrise.com/marathonman/fundraiser/SteveHibbert

 

School on Wheels, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1993 by Agnes Stevens, a retired teacher. After reading Jonathan Kozol's Rachel and her Children, Agnes realized the extent of homelessness in the USA. She began tutoring homeless kids in a park in Santa Monica, encouraging them to stay in school and participate in school activities.  


Today, hundreds of volunteers work one-on-one with children whose homelessness prevents them from getting the academic stability and help they desperately need. The heart of the School on Wheels' programs is the volunteer tutors who come from all backgrounds and professions, with a shared goal - to reach out to a child, to teach, to mentor, and assist in their educational life.

The mission of School on Wheels is to enhance educational opportunities for homeless children from kindergarten through twelfth grade.  Our goal is to shrink the gaps in their education and provide them with the highest level of education possible.  Our program serves as a consistent support system to homeless students at a time of great stress and fear.  We bring the message to our students that they are cared about and important. We do this by offering:

    • One-on-one weekly tutoring with a volunteer
    • Backpacks, school supplies and school uniforms
    • A toll-free number for kids to keep in touch with us
      (800-923-1100)
    • Assistance in entering school
    • Help in locating lost records
    • Guidance for parents in educational matters for their children
    • Two Learning Centers, one located in the heart of Skid Row and the other in South Los Angeles
    • Tutoring in seven major regions in Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.