Hop Skip Drive

Hop Skip Drive

A proven transportation solution that helps schools, families, organizations, and government agencies give kids easier access to the opportunities they deserve.

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Ride-hailing platform Hop Skip Drive was launched in 2015 by Joanna McFarland and co-founders Carolyn Yashari Becher and Janelle McGlothlin to provide safe and dependable rides for families.

The platform enables a seamless network of thousands of CareDrivers. Each driver is diligently vetted and undergoes a 15-point certification process, including fingerprinting, background checks and in-person interviews before being approved to use the platform.

With a mission to help kids reach their highest potential, the Los Angeles-based company also works with school districts and social service agencies in California, Colorado, Virginia, and D.C. to remove mobility as a barrier to opportunity for underprivileged children.

“When you build a solution to a problem that’s personal to you, you’re personally invested and passionate. No matter how many obstacles you face, no matter how many people tell you ‘no,’ every day is a new opportunity to do better, be courageous, and do what it takes to get a ‘yes.’”
Joanna McFarland, co-founder & CEO, Hop Skip Drive