History

Providing supplemental educational services for homeless children is a big job and until School on Wheels was formed, no one was doing it.

Our story began in 2001 when Sally Bindley became aware of the need for Indianapolis homeless children to receive tutoring and mentoring. That’s when Sally hit the streets —literally— and began tutoring homeless children. School on Wheels was founded and received 501(c)(3) status in 2001. In our first year, 2 part-time staff members and 11 volunteers provided tutoring for 50 homeless children at 2 shelters.

Word quickly spread and the good work of School on Wheels was being requested at other homeless shelters in Indianapolis. Fast-forward to today: School on Wheels now has a staff comprised of several talented and dedicated employees and over 400 active volunteers.

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