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Tuesday, 12 November 2013 01:54

Elijah Goes to Tabor

When Margaret Ferrell, a cardiologist at a local hospital, started working with Elijah, a very bright 8th grader living at the Harbour House shelter in New Bedford, she recognized that her student had special gifts.  He was taking honor classes in school but he was not working to his full potential.  Elijah rarely had homework to do during tutoring, so Margaret would go on the computer and challenge Elijah to discover new things he was interested in. Elijah said that what he liked best about his tutor was she was smart and never treated him differently because he was homeless. She made him feel like a normal kid!

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 20:15

She Read the Book All By Herself

girl reads
A message from our Executive Director, Cheryl Opper:
 
I want to share an inspiring story with you. It's hard to choose just one when there are so many, but this one shows how one person can change someone's life.
Friday, 15 February 2013 09:56

From Shelter to Dorm Room

Lorenz began working with School on Wheels in the spring of 2012, during his senior year in high school.  He moved to the United States in 2007 with his father and stepmother; after some difficult times, Lorenz, his sister and stepmother became homeless.  They were sent to live in the Super 8 motel in Somerset.

Lorenz was living in the motel when he entered his senior year at Brockton High School.  Living in Somerset, Lorenz was forced to ride in a van 50 miles to and from school every day.  Unable to participate in clubs, play sports, or stay after school for extra help due to his commute, in December 2011, Lorenz made the difficult decision to move to the MainSpring single men's shelter in Brockton, to be closer to his school.

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