L.A. Works is proud to announce that School on Wheels, Inc. has recently been awarded the Service Enterprise Certification for their achievements in volunteer engagement. School on Wheels mobilizes volunteers to tutor thousands of homeless children each year.
L.A. Works (LAW): How do volunteers help your organization better achieve your mission?
School on Wheels (SOW): Our mission is the enhancement of educational opportunities for homeless children. Our volunteers go out to where the students are, including shelters, motels, schools, campgrounds, and on the street. They mobilize our program so that we can work to fill in the academic gaps of our students. Through the work of our volunteers last year, 3,129 homeless students were tutored.
LAW: How do you expect Service Enterprise will impact your organization?
SOW: School on Wheels was seeking to be certified as a Service Enterprise organization so that we can be publicly recognized by one of the most prominent organizations dedicated to volunteerism, Points of Light. This recognition will help others see how we successfully leverage volunteers to make a positive impact in the communities where we work, specifically for the homeless students in our program. We know internally how valuable our volunteers are to our organization. They not only contribute significant resources beyond our staff but are truly essential to us achieving our mission of the enhancement of educational opportunities for homeless children. We would not have the capacity to achieve any of our goals without them.
L.A. Works offers our sincerest congratulations to School on Wheels and commend both their volunteer program and the incredible impact they have made in the community.