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.
I realized that I could choose my own path. I never wanted to settle for less. Read More
SEI emphasizes that you need to give back. I knew I needed to perpetuate that cycle because I appreciated all those people who helped me so much—we're all tied together. Read More
We are Self Enhancement, Inc., a nonprofit organization helping at-risk urban youth realize their potential. In addition to 98% graduation rates, more than 85% of graduates continue on to pursue higher education or occupational training - many being the first in their families to do so. Amazing results, despite the fact that almost all the young people in our program are faced with significant social, academic and economic obstacles.