Cheryl Opper, Executive Director, founded School on Wheels of Massachusetts in April of 2004. She was inspired when she read a magazine article about School on Wheels of California, founded by Agnes Stevens. Stevens saw homeless children on the streets during school hours and wanted to provide educational services for them. School on Wheels of Indiana soon followed.
School on Wheels of Massachusetts is the 3rd program in the country. We are 100% privately funded through individuals, civic organizations, businesses and foundations.
Our numbers since 2004
18 sites launched
1,093 volunteer tutors trained
27,904 tutoring hours recorded
3,355 backpacks distributed
1,309 students served
15 students enrolled in college
Last updated 6/4/2012
"Children who have lost their homes are invisible children in our classrooms at risk for repeating the cycle of homelessness. It is up to all of us as committed citizens to rally around these children as a community and provide them with an educational safety net to achieve a quality education."
Founder and Executive Director
School on Wheels of Massachusetts