Press Coverage Archive

Homelessness and Remote Learning – Brian Shactman Reports from our Plymouth Tutoring Site for NBC10 Boston – Fall, 2020


Lakia Small, SOWMA Tutoring Site Coordinator (Brockton, Stoughton) talks about the impact of COVID-19 on students facing homelessness. Brockton Community Access Television (BCAT), November, 2020

Founder Cheryl Opper on local Plymouth The Local Scene – PACTV (Duxbury, Plymouth, Pembroke, Kingston) – Nov, 2020

First Virtual Festival of Trees to Benefit SOWMA – October, 2020 – Wicked Local News


School on Wheels of MA helps Students Navigate to Success – National Grid Foundation, Destiny Newsletter Fall, 2020
(P. 5)

TJ Flanagan Runs Cape Cod Marathon in Memory of Mother to Benefit School on Wheels – Easton Journal – October, 2020


Birchwood Designs of Scituate Donates Custom Desks to Charities – Wicked Local Mariner Newspapers – October, 2020


Haircuts and Backpacks for Kids – Sep., 2020 – Brockton Enterprise


Community Good Works – Dedham Savings Bank – Banker and Tradesman, Aug. 2020

The Crayon Project – Enterprise, July 2020

Easton Scout Creates Collection Boxes for SOWMA to Help Homeless Students – Easton Journal, July 2020

Denette Family Chiropractor to Host Supply Drive – July 2020
Remembering Jennifer Kane – Wicked Local Plymouth – July 2020

Boxerman Family Tutors for SOWMA “Happy Just to Have Our Presence” Wicked Local Sharon – July 2020

Deerfield 5th Graders Thank Community for Supporting Class Service – Wicked Local Westwood – July 2020

Taunton Foundation Grants Help with Taunton Area – Taunton Daily Gazette – May 2020

Deerfield 5th Graders Collect Items for School on Wheels MA – Westwood Patch, March 2020

Yahoo News: Maplewood Country Day Camp Donates Part of Enrollment Funds to Local Charities, Jan., 2020

Moms Club of Easton Spreads Holiday Spirit, Dec. 2019

Time to Pay Forward for All of Your Blessings, Dec. 2019


Easton Resident named 2019 Champion for our Kids by SOWMA – Nov., 2019


Create the Change Day Boston – October, 2019


Never Forgotten. The Legacy of Jennifer Lynn Kane – Patriot Ledger – June, 2019


Volunteers Honor Youngest Victim of Marathon Bombing with Day of Service – CBS Local – May, 2019


Taunton Daily Gazette: Social Worker Drops Care Packages for Teachers – April, 2019


Mutual Bank President and COO William J. Morse retires after long career in banking – February, 2019


The Workplace Podcast with Mal Stanton McCunney – February, 2019


The Christian Heart: Tutoring Homeless Children – January, 2019


The Philanthropy Connection: The Interview with Kathleen Graham

Easton Journal: North Easton Residents to Receive Award – November, 2018


Plymouth Public Access Community Television (Plymouth, Kingston, Duxbury, Pembroke) Public Service Announcement
with Carol Augustyniak Marcus – September, 2018

Hull Times: Homeless Children Cheered by Hull Woman’s Tutoring – September, 2018

Easton Journal: As Donations to Homeless Schoolchildren rise, so does demand – September, 2018


The Philanthropy Connection: 2018/2019 Grantee Organizations

SouthCoastToday: Members of Old Colony RVTS Student Council Help the Fight Against Homelessness – Aug, 2018


Norwell Mariner: School on Wheels has new executive director – July, 2018


Marshfield Mariner: Eames Way Students Donate to School on Wheels – June, 2018


South Coast Today: Climb aboard the Big Rigs to Benefit School on Wheels:


Patriot Ledger: Kane Charitable Trust Helps Veterans, Needy Children – May, 2018


South Coast Today – Middleboro Gazette: Middleboro’s Lynn McManus Joins School on Wheels as Education Program Coordinator – March, 2018


Fall River Herald News:
Guest Opinion: Kris Capezio, Education Director, School on Wheels of Massachusetts
Fall River Stakeholders Making an Educational Impact on Homeless Youth – February, 2018


Wicked Local Marion: SOWMA Tutor Honored by New England Patriots and Robert Kraft – January 2018


Wicked Local Mattapoisett: SOWMA tutor Catherine Duncan Honored at Gillette Stadium as a ‘Difference Maker” – January, 2018


New England Cable News – “SOWMA’s Open the Door Gala” with Brian Shactman – November, 2017


Fall River Herald Tribune – ‘It Takes a Village’: Fall River agencies partner to help tutor homeless children – October, 2017


The Taunton Gazette – School on Wheels Coming to Taunton; Looking for Volunteer Tutors for Homeless Children – August, 2017


The Philanthropy Connection – Grantee Impact: School on Wheels of Massachusetts – August/September, 2017

Wicked Local Mansfield – Backpack Drives Support Students Dealing with Homelessness – August, 2017


ESPN – Jimmie Johnson Wears Blue Bunny of Hope Helmet for Charities at NASCAR this Month – August, 2017


Brockton Enterprise – There’s Great Hope in a Backpack – August, 2017


Boston Globe – School on Wheels Changes Lives, One Child at a Time – June, 2017


Wickedlocal Marshfield – School on Wheels Gets Big Push From Student Leaders – May, 2017


Boston Magazine features SOWMA Chairman of the Board, Chris Murphy – February, 2017


Easton Community Access Television (ECAT) “What’s Good” – with Cheryl Opper – April 20, 2017


The Easton Journal – SOWMA Basketball Tournament – April, 2017


WBUR-FM, A Boston National Public Radio Affiliate, Spotlights Three SOWMA students – February, 2017


Cohasset Mariner – January, 2017


Brockton Enterprise – December, 2016


Fall River Herald News – October, 2016

Guest Opinion: Volunteer to Help Homeless Children with their Education by Jillian Smith, SOWMA Education Coordinator

South Coast Today – September 2016

School on Wheels Gives New Bedford Kids an Anchor

Wicked Local Bridgewater – September 2016

School on Wheels NAPO New England Donate School Supplies

WGBH-TV – August 2016
School On Wheels Gives Homeless Students In Massachusetts A Chance To Get Ahead

Wicked Local Norwell – December 2015
School on Wheels Connects Local Homeless Youth to Tutors

Howard Communication Associates – August 2015
School on Wheels Rolls Out Three New Tutoring Sites This Fall

Howard Communication Associates – August 2015
Make a Difference To a Child Impacted by Homelessness

The Enterprise August 2015
Easton MOMS Club Donates Record Number of School Supplies

Boston Globe – August 2015
Mass. Tutor Program Seeks New Tutors As It Expands Program Teaching Homeless Youth

WBZ News Radio – July 2015
Brockton Tutoring Program Helps Families Affected by Homelessness

The Enterprise – April 2015
College Homelessness at Bridgewater State

The Enterprise – April 2015
Crescent Credit Union Donates $5,000

The Enterprise – November 2014
Windfall for Brockton Agency Serving Homeless Students

The Boston Globe – November 2014
For Many Families, Home Is Just A Hotel

Boston Herald – November 2014
Inside Track

U.S. News – September 2014
Homeless High Schoolers Face Barriers to Education

School on Wheels of Massachusetts – 10 years (video)

The Boston Globe – September 2014
Easton Man Honored for Charity Work

Wicked Local Easton – September 2014
SOWMA’s Decade of Service Celebrated at Gala

Easton Patch – September 2014
10th Anniversary Gala Honors SOWMA’s Decade of Service to Students Impacted by Homelessness

Brockton Enterprise – September 2014
Homeless Students in Region Receive Backpacks, Supplies

Wicked Local Randolph – August 2014
Tutoring for Homeless Students to Start at Randolph School

Wicked Local Sharon – July 2014
Rotary Club of Sharon Helps School on Wheels

The Brockton Enterprise – May 2014
Brockton group to launch “Summer Reading Odyssey”

Bridgewater State University – May 2014 (video)
Cheryl Opper awarded Distinguished Service Award – Spring Commencement

WBUR – 90.9, Boston’s NPR News Station
Nonprofit Lifts Mass. Homeless Kids In School

The Brockton Enterprise – May 2014
Brockton native beats homelessness and graduates college

The Huffington Post – May 2014
School on Wheels is Beacon of Hope for Students Impacted By Homelessness

Wicked Local Easton – April 2014
School on Wheels’ Outrunning Homelessness Surpasses Goal

Letter to the Editor – The Boston Globe – March 2014
School on Wheels Deserves Accolades

NECN – February 2014
Champion in Action – School on Wheels of Massachusetts

The Huffington Post – February 2014
School on Wheels of Massachusetts is a ‘Champion in Action’ for Students Impacted by Homelessness

Easton Journal – February 2014
School on Wheels School on Wheels wins $35,000 grant

Sharon Patch – February 2014
School on Wheels named Champion in Action for helping homeless youth

Huffington Post – Impact – December 2013
How a New Backpack Changed the Life of a Homeless Teen

The New England Journal of Higher Education – August 2013
Paving the Road to Higher Ed for Students Hit by Homelessness

American Banker – 2013 (p.23)
Eastern Bank presents $5,000 donation to School on Wheels of Massachusetts

Easton Patch – July 2013
School on Wheels Welcomes New Director of Development

Sharon Advocate – May 2013
Sharon Students Help Homeless Children

The Easton Patch – March 2013
Local Third Graders Spearhead Book Drive

The Brockton Enterprise – January 2013
Brockton Area Tutoring Group Looking for Volunteers

The Boston Globe – December 2012
For the Homeless, There’s No Holiday Season

The Boston Globe – June 03, 2012
Reaping the Seeds of Success

The Stoughton Patch – April 2012
Stoughton Hoopsters Win Charity Basketball Tournament to Benefit Homeless Children

The Boston Globe – December 18, 2011
A Tutor Helped Her; Now She Helps Others

Uncensored Magazine – Fall 2011
Building Bridges to Learning

MSNBC 2011
Education Nation with Andrea Mitchell
In an interview with Andrea Mitchell, General Colin Powell, Chairman of the America’s Promise Allegiance, recognized School on Wheels of Massachusetts. (8:45)

Easton Patch – November 8, 2011
Southeastern Student, School on Wheels Volunteer, Wins $5,000 Scholarship

The Enterprise – October 27, 2011
Brockton Teen surprised with $5,000 Scholarship

Huffington Post – October 2011
Counting Success One Student, One Community at at Time

Easton Cable Access Television
School on Wheels of Massachusetts Ride for Kids – Easton Dig TV Program

School on Wheels Aims to Teach Youngsters that Education is Key – Boston.com – August 2011
Program to Tutor Homeless Kids Grows

SOWMA Outrunning Homelessness Road Race Video
Easton High School Students Organize Race and Walk to Benefit Homeless Children

Brockton Enterprise – April 2011
Easton High School Students Organize Race and Walk to Benefit Homeless Children

Boston Parents Paper – March 2011 Issue
How Tutors Inspire Homeless Children

SouthCoast Today – December 2010
School on Wheels’ Drives HarbOur House Kids to Succeed

WGBH-FM – December 2010
The Callie Crossley Show

Boston Globe – October 18th, 2010
The School on Wheels is Coming to Norwell

Boston Globe – October 10th, 2010
School on Wheels Adds New Sites to Help Children in Need

Boston Globe South – September 5th, 2010
Success for one alum of School on Wheels

Brockton Enterprise – August 20th, 2010
Brockton student surprised by $5,000 scholarship

Exceptional Women – An Interview with Cheryl Opper on Magic 106.7, August 2010
Listen to Cheryl’s interview with WMJX-FM News Director, Gay Vernon on Exceptional Women (Page 5). — Life often changes when we least expect it. For School on Wheels Executive Director Cheryl Opper, all it took was reading an article in Family Circle magazine for her to move her life in a surprising new direction. Cheryl shares an inspiring story of her journey from her Indiana childhood to Executive Director of the only Massachusetts non-profit organization dedicated to helping children impacted by homelessness reach their full educational potential.

Boston Sunday Globe – February 28th, 2010
School Where You Live – Program Helps Children in Homeless Families Keep Up with Studies

NECN – November 2009
School on Wheels Helps Students Impacted by HomelessnessVideo and Story from NECN

Brockton Enterprise – Spirit of Christmas – December 2009
Homeless Children Get Helping Hand from Brockton Company

Harvard University Extension School – July 2009
Harvard Extension School Project Nets Record Donations for School on Wheels

Boston Globe – June 2009
Nonprofit a ‘Lifesaver’ For Homeless Students

Stonehill College – February 2009
Supervisory Training Group Reaches Out to Local Non-Profit

WBUR.org – October 2008
Homework Help for Kids Without Homes