Category: In The News

Oct 13

Huffington Post: From Soho House to Skid Row – 10/8/2014

Ana Garcia with former student Ankara and tutor Patti Berman


Ana Garcia is best known as an Emmy award-winning TV journalist and host. Ana is nationally recognized as a hard-hitting journalist with amazing skills at interviewing people in all sorts of tough circumstances. We thought she would be the perfect person to help us interview volunteer tutors, students and former students on Skid Row, for our soon to be aired, public service announcement. Ana was so struck by the homeless students she interviewed from Skid Row and the stories of success and struggle by former students that she decided to share her most unusual day. Thank you, Ana, you are a great friend to School on Wheels!

Read the full article here

Oct 3 Volunteer in the Valley – 10/2/2014

Lisette Gaeta interviewed on Volunteer in the Valley, a weekly Internet radio show/podcast on


On Thursday, October 2, School on Wheels Regional Coordinator, Lisette Gaeta, was interviewed on for the show Volunteer in The Valley. Volunteer in the Valley is a weekly Internet radio show/podcast on, which is a student-run Internet radio station based out of Pierce College with the goal to be a community resource for local news, entertainment, social issues and more in the San Fernando Valley.

Listen to the podcast here

Oct 2

Ventura County Star: Grant helps nonprofit provide more tutoring

Ventura County Star Article: Marketing Director Sinead Chilton at her tutoring session


School on Wheels is featured in a Ventura County Star article about a $15,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund earlier this year. Grants like these, along with donations, help us reach more students in more locations.

Terrie Soto, School on Wheels’ Regional Coordinator for Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, said she believes the nonprofit can have far-reaching effects on young people. “I really believe filling in the educational gaps will help them overcome obstacles in life and hopefully break the cycle of homelessness for these children,” Soto said. “And you can tell that everyone involved is doing it to help the homeless children in the community.”

Read the full article here (subscription required).

Aug 27

Pechanga Raises Money for School on Wheels

Pechanga Raises Money for School on Wheels


Pechanga Band of Mission Indians recently hosted the 16th annual Pechanga Charity Golf Classic and raised more than $100,000 for the Semper Fi Fund, School on Wheels, Operation SafeHouse, and United Friends of the Children. This donation will help School on Wheels reach more students in the Inland Empire and beyond.

Read much more about the event at Indian Country Today Media

May 29

“LAUSD Homeless” on SoCal Insider



About 15,000 LA school kids are officially homeless, living in a shelter, car, abandoned building or other temporary setup. David Nazar reports on Los Angeles Unified School District’s new program to deal with this shocking problem and talks to school officials, homeless kids and their parents. The segment includes an interview with School on Wheels Program Director, Matt Raab.

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May 27

7 Things About Homeless Kids You Probably Didn’t Know

The Huffington Post - 7 Things About Homeless Kids You Probably Didn't Know


There are more than 1.6 million homeless children living in the United States, says The National Center on Family Homelessness. That’s one in every 45 American kids who goes to sleep at night without a bed to call their own. This Huffington Post article by Ann Brenoff highlights seven things that you probably didn’t know and also mentions School on Wheels and our Founder, Agnes Stevens.

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