On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, businesses up and down Mississippi Avenue will invite customers to eat, drink, or shop and will donate 10% of the proceeds to support Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI) programs and services for youth and families. This fundraiser is crucial to helping sustain SEI’s efforts to serve the community.
Congratulations to SEI alumnus and library patron Mitchell S. Jackson, who is one of 15 novelists, poets, translators, academics, and independent scholars selected by The New York Public Library for a prestigious 2019-20 fellowship at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.
On May 10, 2019, Adams will receive the Stanford GSB Tapestry Award, which honors African American alumni who have woven inspirational leadership, intellectual excellence, and service to others through their professional and personal life.
On Saturday, March 30th, 2019 we dedicated space in the Eugenia Adair Memorial Library to Author and SEI Alumni, Mitchell S. Jackson. It was a wonderful night full of community, literature, and honor for the African American legacy that SEI has continued to help foster here in Portland.
The event, emceed by Justice Adrienne Nelson, will include a panel discussion, moderated by SEI’s Chief Operations Officer, Libra Forde, a keynote presentation by Linda Hudson, Director of African American Services from the Imani Center, as well as special performances.
…to have the President invite our students to meet him on the tarmac at the Portland International Airport was truly a special moment. Not because it was the President, not because it was a unique experience for all of us, but because of the personal authentic way in which the President interacted with Ray, myself, and the students of SEI.