Helping Make Ends Meet

The Portland Observer - June 26, 2019

“SEI, which is one of seven community partners the Water Bureau works with, helps their clients get connected to benefits such as these for families who are struggling financially.”


Umpqua Bank Launches Multi-Year Economic Empowerment Program

PRESS RELEASE Umpqua Bank - Mar. 13, 2019

“As part of the Economic Empowerment Cohort formed and led by Umpqua, Bienestar and African American Alliance for Homeownership, Metropolitan Family Service, Self Enhancement, Inc., and Gateway to College National Network will advance initiatives that expand access to job and financial support services, affordable housing, post-secondary education and career readiness opportunities.”


Organizations, school districts strategize, reach out to youth to advance equity in construction career pathways

Metro News - Apr. 8, 2019

"‘The journey begins now, the opportunity is now and the need has never been greater,’ Joel Andersen, president of Andersen Construction, told the roughly 100 teens at the event.”

Free Bikes 4 Kidz

KATU - Apr. 3, 2019

Anthony Deloney from Self Enhancement Inc and D'Marieon Gates, a 6th grader who received a bike last year join Kurt Wolfgang with Free Bikes 4 Kidz who shares about what a donation of a bike does for a child, the types of bikes you can donate and how we can help by making a financial donation, donating a bike or volunteering to help repair donated bikes.


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. 

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