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Your Donation Makes a Difference

Our Goal is to...

> Educate Kids

> Empower Families

> End Homelessness
One Child at a Time

Your Support Keeps Kids On Track and In School

Hear what our students have to say! SOWMA tutor Betsy Drougen-Keith with student Sulexy.

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Your tax-deductible gift to our Spring Annual Appeal will ensure more students facing homelessness in the Commonwealth receive the support they need to stay focused on school.  We are grateful for the hundreds of trained volunteers like Betsy, who serve as a personal coach and tutor for students like Sulexy.  Your gift also enables SOWMA to help high school students navigate college applications and make post-secondary plans.  During this 2018-2019 academic year alone, we supported 57 college students in our mentor program, provided more than 5,000 students from K - college with state-of-the-art customized backpacks - and tutored more than 200 children facing homelessness.  Consider a Tribute in the name of a loved one, company or occasion to celebrate the gift of education for someone in need.  Together we can empower children and youth through caring individual tutoring, high school and college mentoring and by providing the tools they need to succeed in school.  Thank you for your confidence in our mission and students. 

Educate kids.  End Homelessness. 


Our Three Program Areas

Tutoring & Mentoring

Tutoring & Mentoring


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Backpacks & School Supplies

Backpacks & School Supplies


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College Assistance

College Assistance


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Tutoring Site Locations

BrocktonAttleboroMiddleboroTauntonStoughtonNorwellPlymouthDorchesterNew Bedford ∙ Fall River . Weymouth  


Since our founding in 2004, we have distributed more than 15,000 new and customized backpacks, tutored more than 2,800 students and celebrated 25 college graduations.


Student & Tutor Honored at Gala

Christina was the first in her family to attend college and credits her success to David Ness, her longtime SOWMA tutor and mentor. David kept Christina focused on her studies throughout middle and high school despite the disruption and uncertainty of homelessness. Today Christina is a confident college student who embraces academic challenges using the discipline and tools she learned from David. "If I didn't recall all of the principles of chemistry," said David at our recent gala, "I'd ask her explain the assignment to me so I knew at least she was on track," he laughed. David began this academic year circling back to where he started, tutoring another student facing homelessness. This time when the chemistry assignments arise, he'll remember the lessons he learned from Christina.

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It is estimated:

  • The average age of a homeless person in Massachusetts is 8 years old.
  • There are more than 21,000 homeless children enrolled in Massachusetts public schools.
  • Only 1 in 4 homeless teens will graduate from high school.


Our Mission

The mission of School on Wheels of Massachusetts is to support the academic, social and emotional growth of students impacted by homelessness.

Our Vision

The vision of School on Wheels of Massachusetts is for all students impacted by homelessness to have the academic, social and emotional support necessary to achieve a bright and productive future that will help end the cycle of homelessness.

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United Way of Greater Plymouth County

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School on Wheels - MA
100 Laurel Street
Suite 121
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02333


Federal Tax ID 20-1020880