Thank you for your interest in our tutoring program.  More than 24,000 students enrolled in Massachusetts public schools are identified as homeless. Our mission is to provide tutoring, mentoring and school supplies to help keep these students on track academically during times of hardship and uncertainty. 

Our volunteer tutors come from a variety of backgrounds and professions, and range in age from young adults to retirees.  Tutors are paired with one student (in grades K - 12) to work consistently with that student for at least one hour a week for at least a full-term.  Some tutors opt to volunteer for two one-hour sessions each week and most continue beyond a semester.  Tutoring follows the public school year and runs evenings Monday - Thursday.  

We provide free training and educational workshops throughout the semester, and each of our 18 tutoring site locations is managed by a SOWMA site coordinator.   Tutors help with homework, school projects and self-confidence.  Our aim is for each child to feel valued and to reach his or her potential.  

Tutors must be 18-years-old to tutor independently; otherwise those ages 14 - 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Our tutoring site locations include Brockton, Middleboro, Dorchester, Taunton, Plymouth/Kingston, Norwell, Fall River, New Bedford, Attleboro, Weymouth and Stoughton.  


trainings take place at SOWMA headquarters
100 laurel street, suite 121, e. bridgewater, ma 02333


tues., JANUARY 7, 2020
6 - 8 p.m.

6 - 8 p.m. 

to rsvp or FOR MORE INFORMATION contact
Lynn McManus 
education director
at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

SOWMA Mentors help a high school or college student navigate high school, post-secondary plans, transitions, academics, and career goals.  

As a SOWMA Mentor, you would:

Help a student build self-sufficiency, study skills and strengthen their commitment to pursue education and career goals

Assist with job shadowing, internships and career networking

Help a student identify available resources within their college and/or community


For more information about our Bridge Program, contact Jonathan Vincent at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (508)-587-9091


There are many ways to financially support School on Wheels.

Monetary Donation

Make a donation to School on Wheels.  Click here to donate

During this academic year (2019-2020), we will provide more than 4,000 students facing homelessness with fully-stocked and customized backpacks.  

You can make a difference by collecting new backpacks and school supplies to ensure even more children and teens have what they need to succeed in school.

We salute those who rallied behind our need and made a difference this year - see them listed here! 

WAYS YOU CAN HELP WITH tools for school!

Restock our shelves by staging a supply drive (see items listed below)
Visit our office to inventory and customize backpacks
Kids Helping Kids is a great way to teach children empathy for peers less fortunate.  We invite families, teams and clubs to become involved! 

We would LOVE to hear from you!  Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get started or contact our office directly.  Call us @ 508-587-9091.

On behalf of the students who benefit from your kindness, THANK YOU! 

Our Amazon Wish List allows us to handpick the items that our students need, and enables you to shop for our kids without leaving home! There are a wide variety of school supplies to choose from, all with varying prices, and Amazon ships whatever you buy straight to our door.

At checkout, please be sure to include your name and address on the packing slip so we know who to thank for the wonderful donation!

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


Federal Tax ID 20-1020880