Tag: homeless students

Dec 19

Annual Holiday Party at Paradise Cove

  • Catherine Meek, Executive Director with Officer Tang

Every year Paradise Cove Beach Cafe and Paradise Cove Land Company host a holiday party for our students.  The children had a fabulous time as always. This year over 200 students from 14 homeless shelters throughout Southern California were bussed in for a day of fun and great food.  The furthest being from Pomona and Garden Grove.

The California Highway Patrol provided the gifts for the kids and over 23 Explorers (their young volunteers) showed up to help out.
Santa arrived in a firetruck…
Thank you to everyone who made this possible and a special thank you to Bob Morris and all the staff at Paradise Cove Beach Cafe for making this a day to remember for our students!
Nov 30

There are 63,000 homeless youths in L.A. County. These are the children of skid row

(Click on the image above to view the video from LA Times)

“These are the children of skid row — black, white, Latino. They have pink and red Adidas sneakers or thumbs in their mouths or studs that glint like diamonds in their ears or the first hint of hair above their lips. They’re sisters and friends who profess their love for each other, who like listening to music when they study, who talk in class without raising their hands.

“They could be any kids.”

Read the entire article from LA Times…

Sep 14

LA Times – Rise High Wins $10 Million With The Help Of School on Wheels

Steve Jobs’ widow is giving two L.A. teachers $10 million to start a school for homeless and foster youth –

The new school, RISE, is designed around the needs of homeless and foster youth.
By Joy Resmovits

Click the link to read the full article in the LA Times.
http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-xq-winner-jobs-rise-20160912-snap-story.html

Oct 9

Nonprofit helps homeless children succeed in school

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Our Marketing Director, Sinead Chilton, was interviewed for the Southern California Public Radio, KPCC, to talk briefly about the challenges homeless students face in school and how School on Wheels is supplying them with the essentials they need to succeed–from one-on-one tutoring to school supplies.

Click here to read the story or listen to the audio interview on the SCPR website!