Mar 12

Lego Robotics at Good Shepherd Shelter


Our students at Good Shepherd Shelter were gifted with a LEGO Robotics Kit, which the shelter’s school has integrated into their science curriculum. This kit includes 280 pieces, a battery-powered Hub, and a small motor. Students are using tablets from our Digital Learning Center to access the app and design their Lego models. Students look forward to building a new creation each week. We hope to expand this type of programming to more locations in the coming year, so stay tuned.

Mar 12

Ambassador Volunteer Program Kicks Off

In order to support and raise awareness of the work that our volunteer tutors do every day we are excited to announce our new volunteer ambassador program! Ambassadors are volunteers that are taking on additional responsibilities to help build community amongst existing tutors, recruit new tutors, and raise awareness of our work. Like you, these ambassadors support School on Wheels because they are concerned about the well-being of children experiencing homelessness and they believe in the power of education to change their lives.

We had our program launch event on March 9th and we want to extend a very big thank you to Bunny James for donating snack packs for our ambassadors as well as to Children’s Institute for allowing us to use their beautiful facilities!


Feb 28

2019 Digital Learning Day


In 2018, our students accessed over 38,000 hours of digital learning! This year, to celebrate #DLDay2019, our Skid Row Learning Center participated in Hour of Code – a fun and interactive hour of computer science. Younger students got a visit from the PBS SoCal Kids Mobile Learning Lab and participated in developing their STEM skills through games and engaging hands-on activities.

Make a difference this Digital Learning Day! With your support, we can provide digital devices for our students, online tutoring support, digital after-school programs, wifi and hotspots for learning on the go! Visit schoolonwheels.org/digital to donate!

Jan 24

Tutor Anniversaries January 2018

We would like to give a huge shout out to all of these amazing tutors who have volunteered with us for a year or more! We couldn’t impact the lives of thousands of children without you.

Ten Years
Linda Huddle

Nine Years
Janet Chacon

Six Years
Rebecca Gutierrez
Stephanie Jost

Five Years
Marcia Pettway
Ladan Sheikholeslam
Linda Gottlieb

Four Years
Melissa Vazquez
Jesse Valenzuela
Shweta Stowitts
Jacklin Diebold

Three Years
Rachel Earle
Deborah Myers
Geoffrey Theiss
Charissa Karmel Balandra
Leticia Ortiz

Two Years
Nicholas Ellis
Nellie Manoukian
Carla Guerrero
Gabriela Nunez
Ani Shirinyan
Ameen Seyedroudbari
Amy Tracewell
Emma Tracewell
Louis Ehwerhemuepha
Madison Lavecchia
Marie Morrison
Jami Nourse

One Year
Julia Alfaro
Marcos Reyes Jr
Nayelie Aguiar- Jauregui
Evelyn Franco
Charlotte Kim
Nia Mosby
Rachel Harris
Julie Skarwecki
Desiree Taormina
Kristina Harris
Janet Van Ham
Clara Fu
Lena Block
Sarah Sotirin
Kathy Baba
Marina Straziuso
Gabriela Alves
Mario Barra
Dennis Gamble
Georgia Macy
Katie Tarses
Stephanie Streeter
Graham Hall
Rachel Toenjes
Victor Pahua
Jennifer Artunian
Isis Frausto-Vicencio
Fariba Yegan
Francesca Davis
Juvicfil Marie Sundwall
Gayaneh Shirvanian
Winnie Wang
Bixia Liu
Param Singh
Tej Singh
Josh Schwartz
Jacqueline Garcia
Felicia Guzman
Alyssa Blacker
Alexis Chavez
Shanika Bilal
Michael Weiser
Madalynn Cross
Chandra Koka
Amy Mattison
Rebecca Sul
Sunny Woods
Giorgia De Martini
Nadia Luna
Alexander Nguyen
Christine Ramirez
Mala Mirpuri
Tyson Helzer
Briana Gigliotti
Charlene Cheng
Wenhao Zhao
Megan Brys
Undariya Boldbaatar
Leo Helzer
Sameer Gupta

Jan 17

2019 Valentine’s Day Postcard Contest for Students

Thanks to all our artists who participated in this year’s contest! We loved seeing all your amazing submissions and hope you will continue to create art year-round.

The winner of 2019 School on Wheels Valentine’s Day Postcard Contest is Zoey! Congratulations to all the artists, it was a very difficult decision and we know you all worked very hard! We will be featuring ALL the art on our social media and email news in the coming week.