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Where does School on Wheels funding come from?

School on Wheels is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supported by funds from generous donors including foundations, corporations and individuals. We do NOT receive any funding from federal, state or local government. Review our financial charts.

How is my donation used?

93% of every dollar you give goes directly to making and supporting matches with homeless students and volunteer tutors in Southern California. Donate to School on Wheels.

Who are your students?

Our students are homeless children who live in shelters, motels, cars, on the street and in group foster homes. We tutor children from kindergarten through twelfth grade. The average age of our students is 8 years old.

Why do homeless children need our help?

Every time a homeless child moves, he or she fall behind in their studies. Our tutors are there to help students fill in the educational gaps. We believe that education is the key to ending homelessness.  By helping homeless children succeed at their number one job – doing well in school – we can help break the cycle of homelessness and poverty.

Do you have a school bus?

No, our name suggests that we do, but in fact our volunteers are our ‘wheels’. They go wherever the children are, a homeless shelter, group foster home, a library or after-school club.