1 in every 20 children
in California does not have a home
Over 160,000 children
are homeless in the schools we serve
Over the past 26 years, we have served more than 50,000 students experiencing homelessness
Every one of these kids has a story, a past, and a future. All have one thing in common—a School on Wheels volunteer tutor who used their precious time and caring to help them learn, encouraged them to dream, and in many ways changed both of their lives.
We train and match volunteers with our students and provide:
- One-on-one weekly tutoring
- School supplies
- Assistance in entering school
- Parental support
- A learning center on Skid Row
We Need People Like You
Money or requested items. Simple, secure, and tax-deductible!
One hour a week. We provide training, support, and student matching.
Join our community and learn about ways you can help raise awareness about child homelessness.
Volunteer tutors are our wheels—reaching students in six counties in Southern California and covering a span of 2,500 square miles.
We survive through donations of people like you, who believe that every child has potential.
“Making a connection with my tutor was the best thing that ever happened to me while being homeless, and since then I have maintained a constant relationship with them."
School on Wheels alumni
- One-on-one tutoring
- Peer tutoring
- Online tutoring
- Group tutoring