• SEI Gospel Celebration will now be at the Center for SEI! Join us on May 10th!
  • Join us for the SEI Sounds of Soul Gospel Celebration, on Saturday, May, 10, 2014.
  • Jefferson High Boys Basketball won the 5A State Championship! SEI is Youth Potential Realized.
  • SEI & University of Oregon are investing in future leaders! We celebrated the SEI & UO scholarship program with our alumna!
  • SEI is where students realize their academic and personal potential.
  • Service coordinators provide consistent academic guidance.
  • Individual Success Plans outlines the students’ academic, personal, and social goals.

Youth Potential Realized

We are Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI), a nonprofit organization supporting at-risk urban youth. In 31 years, SEI has grown from a 1-week summer basketball camp to a flourishing agency serving thousands of students each year in the greater Portland, Oregon area. SEI is the largest African-American led non-profit organization in Oregon state, with plans to replicate our agency and school model across the country.


A message from Tony Hopson Sr, founder of Self Enhancement, Inc.

A short descriptive video produced by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation featuring Tony Hopson Sr. describing our program and its goals.
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