School On Wheels Earns The United Way “Common Good Award For Education”

During the 91st Annual Meeting and Campaign United Way Celebration, United Way of Greater Plymouth County honored School on Wheels of Massachusetts with the “Common Good Award for Education.” School on Wheels of Massachusetts was recognized for delivering life-changing tutoring and support services for children impacted by homelessness in Southeastern Massachusetts. Founder and Executive Director Cheryl Opper (pictured above with School on Wheels staff) accepted the award.

The United Way of Greater Plymouth County newsletter states “We can change our world for the better, but the only way we will be successful is for us to be ’united’ in our efforts. Some of our most thoughtful and compassionate neighbors have discovered this truth and they are actively engaged in bringing people together in partnerships that are making a difference in the lives of our neighbors who are most in need.” The remarks at the luncheon reflected this call to service. Dana Mohler-Faria, President of Bridgewater State University, built his keynote address around a Horace Mann quote, ”Be ashamed to die before you win a victory for humanity.”

Five of our School on Wheels students have received a full ride scholarship to Bridgewater State University through the Bridgewater Scholars Program. School on Wheels of Massachusetts is proud to be making a difference for children whose lives have been impacted by homelessness, such as Alexis and Nephthalie.

Common Good Award recipients pictured with Dennis Carman, President and CEO of
United Way of Greater Plymouth County.
From left to right – Julie Lom, “Brockton Knocks Down Diabetes”
Dr. Michele Wakin, “Institute for Social Justice at Bridgewater State University”
Cheryl Opper, “School on Wheels of Massachusetts”