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School on Wheels

How One-On-One Tutoring Is Creating Possibilities For LA's Homeless Youth

The Huffington Post | Anastassia Olmos | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact

For the nonprofit School On Wheels, change begins when people focus on what they can do to help. “We can’t end homelessness, but we can help a stu...

From Soho House to Skid Row

Ana Garcia | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Ana Garcia

Every time I walk in the door of this free afterschool program, I get happy. It's a bright, joyful classroom filled with children laughing. Do you have any idea how rich a child's laugh can sound when it comes from a child with no place to call home?

#FitchTheHomeless Campaign Is Well-Intentioned but Sends the Wrong Message

Sinead Chilton | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Sinead Chilton

Mr. Karber clearly has good intentions with his #FitchTheHomeless campaign. He is arguing that defining beauty and coolness in such a narrow way is exclusionary and insulting to people who think differently.

We Must Help Our Nation's Homeless Children Get an Education

Catherine Meek | Posted 02.25.2013 | Impact
Catherine Meek

Frankie has trouble focusing on his homework and paying attention in school; he has fights in the schoolyard; he has serious mood swings; he has no friends. He lives with his mother and two sisters in one room in a homeless shelter. Frankie is one of our students.

The In-Between

Catherine Meek | Posted 09.25.2011 | Impact
Catherine Meek

Melissa was abandoned by her family at 12 years old, addicted to meth before entering 6th grade, and deemed "defiant" by every adult who has ever worked with her. When I first met Melissa, she was sitting at the kitchen table glaring at me.

Lending An Ear -- And A Voice -- To The Ignored

Posted 06.06.2011 | Impact

It is tough to truly understand the plight of the homeless if you've always had a place to live. For many of us, attempting to look at the world throu...

It Just Takes One: School On Wheels Changes The Lives Of Children And Their Families

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In honor of Mother's Day, HuffPost Impact presents It Just Takes One, a series on children and the tutors, mentors, guardians and others who have made...

School On Wheels Helps Calif. Homeless Kids

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Retired California teacher Agnes Stevens is hoping to bolster our society's most vulnerable population -- homeless children -- with the nonprofit, Sch...