School on Wheels Corp.
2815 E. 62nd St., Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Fax: (317) 205-9615
Paid employees: 15
staff member: Sally Bindley, founder and CEO, $47,500
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
School on Wheels provides a continuum of academic care for homeless children by tackling one of
the leading causes of homelessness: lack of education.
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
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.
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
2008 income: $491,841
2008 expenses: $459,341
2008 assets: $313,193
2009 projected income:
2009 projected expenses: $471,400
Fiscal year begins: July 1
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.