Our Story

School on Wheels is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1993 by retired school teacher Agnes Stevens. The mission of School on Wheels is to enhance educational opportunities for children from kindergarten through twelfth grade who are experiencing homelessness. Our goal is to shrink the gaps in their education and provide them with the highest level of education possible. Our program serves as a consistent support system to these students at a time of great stress and fear. We bring the message to our students that they are cared about and important. We do this by offering: One-on-one weekly tutoring, school supplies, assistance in entering school, help in locating lost records scholarships, guidance for parents in educational matters for their children, and a Learning Center located in the heart of Skid Row. The heart of our program is our volunteer tutors who provide weekly tutoring and mentorship to children and youth living in shelters, motels, cars, on the street and in group foster homes.

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