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Volunteering as a tutor for a child experiencing homelessness is a meaningful way to impact your community. School on Wheels is the only agency in Southern California to provide tutoring and educational mentoring to children without homes. Apply to work at the Skid Row Learning Center today!
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
Skid Row Learning Center Hours:
M, W and F: 3:00pm to 5:45p
T: 2:15 pm to 4:45pm and GYM from 4:45-6:00pm
TR: 3:00pm to 4:45pm and GYM from 4:45-6:00pm
Sat: 9:15 am to 11:30 pm (Closed 1st Saturday of every month)
About School on Wheels
303 N Ventura Ave, Suite D, Ventura, CA 93001, US
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.
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.
We'll work with your schedule.
600 E. 7th St.Los Angeles, CA 90021
- Math / Science Instruction
- Teaching / Instruction
- Reading / Writing
- Youth Services
- General Education
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 1-3 Hours
- 1 year commitment