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Apr 23

Honoring Our Volunteers and a Video Message From Mayor Eric Garcetti

April is Volunteer Appreciation month, and every year we celebrate our volunteers and thank them for dedicating their time and talents to supporting the homeless students we serve.  As this year is our 25th anniversary, we hosted our biggest event ever. On Saturday, April 21,  over 150 volunteers from Long Beach to Ventura joined staff and board members for an inspirational breakfast and award ceremony.

Mayor Eric Garcetti honored volunteer tutors with certificates of appreciation and recorded a video for us to share at the event. Speakers included a parent whose daughter is now attending college and student Charlie (15) who surprised his tutor, Executive Director Catherine Meek, by reading out the proclamation she received from the mayor. Click here to see a full list of the amazing volunteers who logged over 50+ volunteer hours in 2017.
 
Nov 6

March to End Homelessness

Registration is now Open!

Students, Staff, Parents, Volunteers, Supporters and Friends will be participating in the 11th Annual HomeWalk hosted by UnitedWay of LA.

Skip the lines and head straight to our booth to pick up your T-Shirt and Bib!

The 5k walk will begin at 8:45 am.

If you are registering more than one person, please choose ‘Other’ and enter amount ($25 per person -children under 12 are FREE).

View flyer here.

View photos from the event here.

Nov 25

HomeWalk 2015

On November 21, 2015, team School on Wheels participated in the United Way HomeWalk, a walk dedicated to eradicating homelessness in Los Angeles. This was our team’s second year participating and the turnout was outrageous!

As one of the largest groups, School on Wheels walked together with students, parents and volunteers in support of our organization and the fight to end homelessness. More than 300 supporters registered to walk with our team which is a record number for our organization!

We are very appreciative for everyone who supported us in this year’s walk and contributed their effort to make this a memorable event. Thank you all!

We have some more photos from the event on our Facebook page too!

May 29

“LAUSD Homeless” on SoCal Insider

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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.

Click the image above to go directly to the video.

Find more news articles featuring or mentioning School on Wheels here.