Let’s Build a Legacy 


We have dedicated our efforts to closing the achievement gaps for youth and families for years. When we started out, we were a one-week “enhancement” camp serving 100 students. Today, with the help of SEI Board members, staff, partner organizations, community members, and funders, we are a one-stop resource for thousands in need. Community investments in SEI are key to helping us build a positive legacy that families can pass on to their children, grandchildren, and generations to come.


$100 Rewards academic achievers with an educational field trip
$250 Helps provide a student with Tutorial Support for one year
$500 Provides support for STEAM activities in After School Program for a semester
$1,000 Provides an Expense Allowance for a student to enter college
$3,500 Supports a student for one year

Our 25 for 25 Campaign goal is to engage 2500 individuals in making a $25 monthly donation. Your monthly gift of $25, or any amount you choose, will directly support SEI’s youth and community development programs.

The Circle of Hope** is a group of families that have made a long-term commitment to the children of SEI through providing a planned gift. Whether it is through a bequest, developing a trust, or through another estate planning instrument. The Circle of Hope helps to assure that we will be there to nurture and sustain the children.

**To make a long-term commitment through our Circle of Hope program, please contact our Major Gifts Officer Carla Penn-Hopson at (503) 548-1409 or by email at carlap@selfenhancement.org

Your tax deductible contribution will help us break down barriers to success for our kids and empower over 98% students to graduate high school every year.