Tutor Youth Experiencing Homelessness in Downtown Los Angeles

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School on Wheels

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Are you looking to make a difference in a child's life? A child without a home needs your help! Due to their transient lifestyles, many of these children miss months of school at a time. Help these kids get back on track by tutoring a student one hour a week. We believe that education is key to breaking the cycle of homelessness.

Volunteers are asked to commit 1 hour a week for a year, tutoring usually happens on weekdays between 3pm-7pm.

No experience is necessary - we provide training. The first step to becoming a tutor is to watch a 2-minute orientation video before completing an application. Watch our video here: http://bit.ly/SOWVolunteerMatch

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About School on Wheels

Location:

303 N Ventura Ave, Suite D, Ventura, CA 93001, US

Mission Statement

The mission of School on Wheels is to enhance educational opportunities for children experiencing homelessness from kindergarten through twelfth grade. 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.

Description

School on Wheels, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1993 by Agnes Stevens, a retired teacher. After reading Jonathan Kozol’s Rachel and her Children, Agnes realized the extent of homelessness in the USA. She began tutoring kids without homes in a park in Santa Monica, encouraging them to stay in school and participate in school activities.

Today, hundreds of volunteers work one-on-one with children whose homelessness prevents them from receiving academic stability and help they desperately need. The heart of the School on Wheels program is the volunteer tutors who come from all backgrounds and professions, with a shared goal - to reach out to a child, to teach, to mentor, and assist in their educational life. They are the "wheels" of our program, reducing barriers to a fulfilling education by traveling to our students in shelters, libraries and schools across Southern California.

School on Wheels makes a difference in the lives of children without homes by offering:

  • One-on-one weekly tutoring with a volunteer
  • Backpacks and school supplies
  • Assistance and support in entering school
  • Learning Center located in the heart of Skid Row, Downtown Los Angeles
  • Tutoring in six major regions in Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

600 E. 7th St.Los Angeles, CA 90021

(34.04041,-118.24673)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • General Education
  • Tutoring

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 12
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour a week
  • 1 year commitment

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