School on Wheels, Inc.
For Immediate Release
Sinead Chilton
(213) 905-2777
School on Wheels, Inc.
School on Wheels Welcomes New Board Member 
Professor Chris Chambers Goodman
School on Wheels is happy to announce the appointment of a new Executive Board member. Joining the Board is Chris Chambers Goodman.  
"I am delighted that Professor Goodman is now part of the School on Wheels team. She has been a supporter for a long time and understands the needs of our students," said Catherine Meek, Executive Director. "Her passion, talents, and experience will help us reach out to more homeless students and more volunteers than ever before. We are fortunate to have her on our team."

Chris Chambers Goodman has supported School on Wheels for many years, and volunteers as a tutor at the Skid Row Learning Center.  Professor Goodman is a tenured professor at Pepperdine University School of Law, where she teaches courses focusing on litigation skills and anti-discrimination law. Professor Goodman has authored over a dozen law review articles on a variety of topics. She is the President-Elect of the statewide organization California Women Lawyers and an officer of the Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles. She recently concluded four years of service on the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and several years of chairing its Diversity in the Profession Committee.  Professor Goodman  is excited to be joining the Board of School on Wheels. "Planting the seed of enthusiasm for learning, and helping students maximize their educational opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom is my goal as a board member for this unique nonprofit."
School on Wheels, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1993 by Agnes Stevens, a retired teacher. 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 to assist in his or her 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;  Assistance in entering school;  Help in locating lost records;  Guidance for parents in educational matters for their children;  Skid Row Learning Center;  Tutoring in six counties in Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
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