School on Wheels Press Contact
Sinead Chilton

For Immediate Release 




California, February 11th 2014  - Did you know that today, Tuesday, February 11th, is Safer Internet Day?  


At School on Wheels we made it our policy never to publish photos on the internet of our students without written consent.


Homeless students have a hard enough time at school being bullied for not wearing the right clothes or having the right sneakers.  Can you imagine what it would be like if your face was emblazoned across a flyer promoting an organization that provides tutoring for homeless children?


Wherever possible we use stock photos or use photographs that do not easily identify the students that we work with.  Check out our Instagram page to see how we do it.


In 2013, School on Wheels tutored 2,813 students throughout Southern California, we provided backpacks and school supplies to thousands more.  Every month, we ask our regional staff to nominate a star student. Our students receive a special certificate for being nominated. It is a great privilege to work with these amazing students.  


Visit our webpage to read about our ten star students for February and let's do our utmost to make the internet safe for all our children.



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 receiving the academic stability and help they desperately need. The heart of the School on Wheels' program 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.  The goal is to shrink the gaps in their education and provide them with the highest level of education possible.  Their program serves as a consistent support system to homeless students at a time of great stress and fear.  School on Wheels brings the message to homeless students that they are cared about and important. They 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
  •         Tutoring in seven major regions in Southern California, including Los Angeles,Orange, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.


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Sinead Chilton


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