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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 Our Kids Engaged With Learning


Click to SUPPORT OUR PROGRAMS AND STUDENTS 

Your tax-deductible gift provides children and youth facing homelessness with the tools they need to stay focused on school during times of disruption and uncertainty. Your support is especially needed as we navigate the impact and unique challenges our students face amidst COVID-19 and the array of learning models set to begin this fall.  

Our programs: Trained volunteers serve as personal tutors for hundreds of students living in family shelters. We also offer tutoring for students living in transitional housing.  Volunteer mentors help high school and college students with post-secondary educational plans through our Bridge Program. Children facing homelessness throughout the state receive customized, grade-level backpacks, books and supplies.   

Last year we paired more than 250 students in grades K - 12 with a personal tutor, mentored 56 college students and provided more than 6,000 students with customized backpacks and supplies.  The need for our services has grown exponentially since the onset of the pandemic, and we rely on volunteers and supporters like you to meet the educational needs of deserving children and youth. 

Educate kids.  End Homelessness. One Child at a Time.




Carol Bulman (L), CEO of Jack Conway Realtor, Karin Doonan, manager of Jack Conway's Hingham branch, and
Kathleen Graham, Executive Director of School on Wheels of Massachusetts
unload boxes of new activity kits to bring summer fun to children living in family shelters.  
We are grateful for Jack Conway's 31 branch offices for this partnership.  
Drop school supplies for this school year at your local Jack Conway branch.  

 

Our Three Program Areas

Tutoring & Mentoring

Tutoring & Mentoring

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Backpacks & School Supplies

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College Assistance

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KIDS HELPING KIDS

"I need to help with this problem."

Maya Cohen learned about homelessness in a social studies class at Sharon Middle School.  The thought of peers facing homelessness struck a chord and she wanted to help. In lieu of gifts for her spring Bat Mitzvah, Maya asked for donations and school supplies.  She then contacted her local Office Depot and asked if she could host a table outside the building to further promote her cause.   Maya raised more than $1,000, collected $850 worth of new backpacks and supplies - and came to our office to count, sort and inventory her collection.  When asked what motivated her, Maya responded with profound simplicity, "I need to help with this problem." 

Thanks to Maya and our community of tutors, mentors, donors and a new generation of "Kids Helping Kids," we are collectively making a difference, one child at a time.  To learn how you can become involved, click here . 

Tutoring Site Locations

BrocktonAttleboroMiddleboroTauntonStoughtonNorwellPlymouth
DorchesterNew Bedford ∙ Fall River . Weymouth  

 

Since our founding in 2004, we have distributed more than 20,000 new and customized backpacks, tutored more than
3,000+ students and celebrated 28 college graduations.

 

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HOMELESSNESS IN OUR STATE

It is estimated:

  • The average age of a homeless person in Massachusetts is 8 years old.
  • There are more than 24,000 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

508.587.9091

Federal Tax ID 20-1020880
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