LOS ANGELES — According to the American Institutes for Research, 1 in 20 students in California are homeless. Forced to live what can often be a transient lifestyle, students can face extra hurdles when it comes to their education.

Since 1993, School on Wheels has provided one-on-one tutoring and other education services to homeless kids throughout Southern California.

Executive Director Charles Evans describes the organization as a type of homelessness prevention agency that hopes to end the cycle through education. He says about one-third of homeless students do not graduate from high school, that homeless students are twice as likely to not graduate compared to their other classmates, and they're nine times more likely to repeat a grade.

Alejandra Castrillo is just one of thousands of students the organization has helped across 400 sites in Southern California, including libraries, shelters and other places.