Tag: Kevin Bacon

Nov 7

Actor Kevin Bacon Pays Surprise Visit To Kids At Skid Row Tutoring Center

(Click on the image above to view the video from CBS Los Angeles)

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Dozens of children and volunteers received quite the surprise Saturday while attending a student appreciation party at the School on Wheels’ Skid Row Learning Center in downtown Los Angeles.

Bacon — who launched the non-profit Six Degrees to recognize organizations that are making a positive impact in the community — surprised more than 60 undeserved children during the party.

School on Wheels is a local non-profit organization that provides academic assistance to homeless children from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Their mission is to shrink the gaps in education and provide homeless children with the highest level of education possible.

In 2015, the program served nearly 4,000 students and has more than 2,200 volunteers.

Mar 4

March 2016 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

Every month we highlight our star students and tutors. I am always amazed at the sheer tenacity and resilience of our students and the caring and passion of our volunteers. Please take a few minutes to read about Kaliyah who is in 6th Grade, and described by her tutor, Vivek, as brilliant, impressively curious and clever. Vivek has been a tutor since 2014. When he moved to Michigan to attend medical school, he continued to volunteer as an online tutor. Miles away, he continues to make a difference every single week.

Our students live with chaos and instability every day. They experience varying levels of trauma; some have been victims of violence and abuse; many more have witnessed it. Our studentsexperience high rates of health problems. They are sick more often than other children. They also go hungry at twice the rate of other children and have three times more emotional and behavioral problems than their housed peers.

And yet, when you read about mother and daughter tutors Susan Edelman and Clara Pitsker and how much they care about their students, or Jason Lee whose student encourages him to pursue his own dreams, you will understand that our students are fortunate to have such committed and compassionate people in their lives.

I’m inspired when I read about our star students and volunteers.  I’m inspired by all our students, volunteers and donors.  In my mind, you’re all stars. Thank you for caring. Your support is helping make a significant difference in so many lives.

With gratitude,

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Catherine Meek
Executive Director 

Feb 22

Kevin Bacon makes a visit to our Skid Row Learning Center

On Friday, February 19 Kevin Bacon, the well-known musician and actor, stopped by our Skid Row Learning Center to hang out with our students, learn about our Digital Learning Program, and answer questions our students had about his life and success. We are inspired by the work he does at SixDegrees.org and hope he can drop by again soon!