Category: Awards

Oct 27

Good Shepherd Champion Award

On Sunday, October 22, 2017, School on Wheels was honored at The Good Shepherd Shelter’s 40th Anniversary Gala with their Champion Award. Catherine Meek, Executive Director of School on Wheels, was presented with the award. You can watch her acceptance speech here.

School on Wheels has been providing tutoring services to The Good Shepherd Shelter for over 10 years and recently opened a digital learning room at the site. This is what they had to say about our partnership:

“As you can imagine, with the turmoil of a violent household, many of our children who enter our shelter program are below grade level and often have emotional, behavioral, and learning disabilities. We wouldn’t be able to address the unique learning needs of our students so effectively without the ongoing support from School on Wheels tutors who offer after-school support to our students including a homework club and other enrichment activities. In addition to receiving tutoring support, which helps them significantly improve their grades, our students also create a meaningful relationship with the volunteers they work with daily and build a great deal of trust towards them. It is our pleasure to honor School on Wheels with the Good Shepherd Shelter Champion Award for all the tireless and much-needed work they do for our students.” 

Jul 26

Certificate of Recognition – State of California

On June 26, 2015 our regional coordinators Louis Mena and Marisol Farfan received this award from California Senator, Tony Mendoza.

In recognition of your support of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program at Norwalk – La Miranda Unified School District.  On behalf of the 32nd Senate District I commend you on your exemplary leadership and commitment to improving the quality of life in our community.  Thank you for making a difference in the lives of our students.
Best wishes for your continued success.
Tony Mendoza
Senator 32nd District

Listen to the radio interview with Louis here (starting at 11 minutes)