Education and Youth Development and NFP of Note and Philanthropy

NFP of NOTE: School on Wheels Corp.

May 18, 2009

School on Wheels Corp.
2815 E. 62nd St., Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Phone: (317) 202-9100
Fax: (317) 205-9615
Web site: www.indyschoolonwheels.org
Founded: 2001
Paid employees: 15
Highest-paid staff member: Sally Bindley, founder and CEO, $47,500
Top volunteers: Michael Butler, three years, tutors weekly at Coburn Place; Harry Danz, four years, has tutored at Salvation Army Social Service Center and currently at Coburn Place

MISSION

School on Wheels provides a continuum of academic care for homeless children by tackling one of the leading causes of homelessness: lack of education.

MANAGEMENT

Sally Bindley, CEO
Janet Youngblood Hiatt, vice president of development
Melanie Priest, program director

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jennifer Rhodes, chairwoman
Harry Danz, vice chairman and chairman-elect
Joanne McAnlis, secretary
Cindy Taylor, treasurer
Carole Casto
Pam Dechert
Helen Lewis
Megan Maurer
Brian Schmidt
Randy Zentz 
Bob Zier

PROGRAMS

Tutors in Action: Recruits volunteer tutors to help homeless children complete homework and promote positive study habits. Tutors in Action takes place at 11 homeless shelters in Indianapolis and one elementary school. In addition to daily tutoring, children receive free backpacks, school supplies and school uniforms.

Ignite Learning: Provides educational advocacy and support to homeless parents of the children tutored and creates educational opportunities for homeless students to gain access to high school mentoring and college scholarships. This program encourages parents to become informed and involved in their children's education and paves the way for homeless children to become college graduates.

FUND-RAISER

School on Wheels did not host its annual auction and benefit concert this year so that management could focus on programming and sustainability instead of event planning. As an alternative, School on Wheels conducted an online campaign called "The Race to End Homelessness." During the month of April 2009, board, staff and volunteers solicited donations and raised $32,258.

FINANCIAL PROFILE

2008 income: $491,841
2008 expenses: $459,341
2008 assets: $313,193
2009 projected income: $475,300
2009 projected expenses: $471,400
Fiscal year begins: July 1
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Information was provided by School on Wheels. Profiled organizations must be based in or serve the Indianapolis area, must have Internal Revenue Service tax-exempt status, and must be willing to provide IBJ with detailed financial information.

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