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Our 2018 Soul of the City Gala was a success! We raised $1.2M from the evening, and we want to give a special THANK YOU to all of our sponsors. Your amazing generosity has played a huge part in creating the miracles that happen day after day here at SEI. Check out the video below for a recap of our livestream.

Photos by: Antonio Harris Photography


In The News

Merkley, Wyden Announce Major Grant for Underserved Youth in Portland
PRESS RELEASE Sen. Ron Wyden - Aug.27, 2018

“SEI and its partners have long, proven histories of helping vulnerable children and families throughout Portland by delivering quality services that make a hugely positive impact,” Wyden said. “This grant recognizes the success of their model and how its innovative approach has earned support for its expansion to help even more Portlanders.”

Oregon's only majority-black high school could be a model for the rest of the state
Portland Tribune - June 2, 2016

In a state with dismal on-time high school graduation rates and a school district with similar rates, Jefferson High School Middle College for Advanced Studies is like a phoenix rising from the ashes.

Jefferson and Roosevelt Make Highest Leaps in Graduation Rates
THE SCANNER - Feb. 5, 2016

Leaders at Jefferson are crediting much of their success to an ongoing partnership with Self Enhancement Inc. that targets increasing the success of at-risk students, through its Whole School Model.