We were delighted to share our school with Shawn DeCarlo, CareOregon​ Grant Program Manager. CareOregon is a non-profit providing health plan services to meet the health care needs of low-income Oregonians, including about one-quarter of Oregon Health Plan members. Their mission is building individual well-being and community health through partnerships, shared learning, and innovation.

We provided an overview of Serendipity’s Four Pillar Model and discussed new funding opportunities with Shawn. Paul Fields, Vice-Chair Serendipity Board of Directors joined the tour.

Many thanks to Shawn and Paul for their time and passion in support of Serendipity.

Photo L to R:
Belinda Marier, Executive Director Serendipity
Shawn DeCarlo, CareOregon Grant Program Manager
Paul Fields, Vice-Chair Serendipity Board of Directors #careoregon

Durham & Bates Insurance Company held an employee Lunch and Learn organized by Mike Smith. Employees learned more about our school from Belinda Marier and our Growing Minds Garden Program Supervisor Nicolas Townsend over a delicious lunch. A big thanks to Mike Smith and the employees of Durham & Bates for their long- time support of Serendipity!

Durham & Bates is an Insurance Company with offices in Portland and Vancouver specializing in Marine Insurance, Commercial and Personal Risk and Employee Benefits. Durham & Bates provides employee benefits to Serendipity.

Joel Weber is an artist and a life- long weaver with a passion for nurturing art in school. Today, Joel took the time to come to Serendipity to learn more about our program, and to tour our school. Joel is coming back to meet with our Art Therapist to learn how we include art therapy within our Mental Health program. Thanks for supporting art in school Joel!

Joel owns Indigo Dye and Fiber Works at 8536 SE Stark Street

Photo L to R:
Lisa S., Serendipity Teacher Mentor/Assessment Coordinator
Joel Weber, Indigo Dye and Fiber Works, Owner
Belinda Marier, Serendipity Executive Director