Provide support to 6500 homeless students k-12

by School on Wheels, Inc.

Summary

Every week, hundreds of School on Wheels’ volunteer tutors give hope, educational assistance and support to homeless children living in Southern California.
$75,000
total goal
$58,124
remaining
149
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

There are over 290,000 homeless children in California. Homeless mothers and children are now the fastest-growing segment of the homeless population, and the percentage of kids who are homeless in the U.S. is greater today than at any point since the Great Depression. 4-6 months of academic progress are lost with every school change -- and homeless kids typically experience six of these while they’re homeless. As a result, homeless children are 9 times more likely to repeat a grade.

Solution

We believe that education is the way out of poverty. We shrink the gaps in the education of homeless students and provide them with the highest education possible so they can overcome the statistics that would condemn them to a life of poverty.

Long-Term Impact

We will touch the educational lives of over 6,500 homeless children every year allowing them to reduce the gaps in their education, understand the importance of learning and thereby become more productive members of society.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.schoolonwheels.org
School on Wheels - About Us
School on Wheels - Frequently Asked Questions
Annual 5K Fun Run/​Walk Information & Registration
Ways to Support School on Wheels

Organization Information

School on Wheels, Inc.

Location: Ventura, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.schoolonwheels.org
Project Leader:
Sinead Chilton
Ventura, CA United States

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