Author: Martha Dietzel

Aug 26

Scruffy and the Egg

From creator John Dowd’s Instagram:

Today I’m happy to share a short video I made about an extraordinary LA artist named Angela Sanchez. Angela is the author of a children’s book series called “Scruffy and Egg”. The series is based on stories that Angela and her father would tell each other as they experienced homeless together while Angela was still in high school. Angela’s stories reach children and adults alike and place dignity and empathy at the forefront of the conversation on homelessness. I’m truly grateful to Angela for being so open with me and for allowing me to tell a small part of her story.

John would like to encourage anyone who is moved by this video to donate to support our work for students like Angela.

Aug 18

2020 Student Artwork Contest

We love student artwork and want to encourage your students to exercise their creativity by designing a postcard for their favorite holiday.

The winning designs will be shared with the School on Wheels community and the students will receive a $50 Gift Card.

At least one submission from every student will be shared on our website. There is no limit to the number of submissions a student can make. All submissions must be received by October 31, 2020, and must use the template below – designs can be vertical or horizontal:

https://schoolonwheels.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/StudentArtworkContest-2020submissionform-newdeadline.pdf

If your student is unable to print the template they can draw a 5×7 rectangle and create artwork within that area. Questions? Email partnerships@schoolonwheels.org

Aug 11

Become a Monthly Donor in 2020

Our students living in shelters, motels, group homes, and on the streets of Southern California are about to start what will be one of the most challenging school years of their young lives and the odds not stacked in their favor.

Join us to help these students overcome the many obstacles they are facing. By becoming a monthly donor and sponsoring a school year for a student in this critical time, you can be part of the solution

All donors who give $25 or more a month will also receive a School on Wheels limited edition t-shirt as seen below. Become a monthly donor today!

Aug 10

Pandemic Intensifies Economic Disparities for Neediest Students

Distance learning has been a challenge for all students and their families, but for the estimated one out of 20 children in California experiencing homelessness, the challenges can seem insurmountable.

The pandemic has intensified the economic disparities, putting the neediest students at a further disadvantage.

“I am very scared and terrified for our families and our students,” said Charles Evans, the executive director of School on Wheels. “They’ve had to overcome so much with being homeless and then you add that other layer of distance learning.”

Coverage from NBC Los Angeles

Pandemic Intensifies Economic Disparities for Neediest Students
Homeless Students Get Help With Online Learning
Distance Learning Presents Extra Challenges to Homeless Families

Jul 29

Our 2019 Annual Report is OUT!

The School on Wheels 2019 Annual Report is available now for you to read in full on our website. Check out the photo slideshow—you might see a familiar face or two!

The way we serve our students may look a little different this year; still, our mission is the same. Watch Executive Director Charles Evans and President of the Board Josh Fein talk about 2019 and the changes 2020 has brought and read messages from our students, parents, and volunteers. Your work as a tutor, donor, cheerleader, and advocate for kids devastated by homelessness is more important now than ever. Please read about the impact you have made in our annual report,