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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 MA Kids On Track and In School

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

Listen to our students here!

Your tax-deductible gift provides children and youth facing homelessness with the support they need to stay focused on school during difficult times.  Trained volunteers serve as a personal tutor for hundreds of students like Sulexy.  Mentors help high school students navigate post-secondary educational plans and see them through college or vocational training.  Children facing homelessness throughout the Commonwealth receive new backpacks and customized, grade-level books and school supplies

Last year alone we paired more than 250 students in grades K - 12 with a personal tutor, supported 56 college students and provided more than 4,500 students with customized backpacks and supplies. 


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

DorchesterNew Bedford ∙ Fall River . Weymouth  


Since our founding in 2004, we have distributed more than 19,500 new and customized backpacks, tutored more than
3,000+ students and celebrated 28 college graduations.



"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 upcoming Bat Mitzvah, Maya asked for donations or school supplies.  She asked the local Office Depot if she could host a table outside their building to promote her cause.   Maya raised more than $1,000, collected $850 worth of backpacks and supplies - and recently visited 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 new generation of "Kids Helping Kids," we're changing the tide of homelessness.  One child at a time. 

Help us prepare even more students for school this fall by staging your own 2019 summer drive. Click here for more information. 

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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

Contact us

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


Federal Tax ID 20-1020880