At Pearls of Hope we unveiled four pairs of charcoal portraits. To celebrate our 40th birthday, Serendipity commissioned local portrait artist Jake Smith to create eight portraits depicting the transformational journey our children experience as they heal. Students often arrive at our school with feelings of aggression, isolation and despair because of trauma and/or difficulties they have experienced.

Each unique pair of portraits visually communicates the emotions our students experience as they move towards healing and transformation and help you to step into the shoes of our students for perhaps the very first time. The first pair of portraits is shown here: Isolation becomes Belonging.

When you support a school like Serendipity, you get to actively participate in transforming children’s lives. Your generosity will support the care and guidance of children who have been severely affected by developmental, psychiatric and neurological issues. With your help, these vulnerable students will have positive life-changing experiences and become valued and productive community members. You enable Serendipity to continue to do this essential work in the lives of young people in critical need of experiencing compassion, belonging, empowerment and especially, hope.

Join us for Serendipity’s fundraising gala Pearls of Hope, on April 18th, 2019 at the Loft at 8th Ave from 6-9 pm! 

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We are so excited to invite all of our friends, community leaders, and generous donors to come celebrate and support 40 incredible years with us! See the invitation below for all the important details or head to the event page here!

We are always struck by the incredible generosity of two of our most dependable supporters: Mark Kummerer and Phanna Pich! Last month Mark and Phanna, with the help of their friends (Gary & Dianne Wells, Marc Hopkins, Zach Povisen, and Jorge) donated a huge amount of clothing for students in need at the Serendipity Center.

How HOT is our Screaming Eagle Hot Sauce?

You can be the judge… the 6 varieties of peppers include Jalapeños, Habaneros, Hot Paper Lanterns, Hungarian Hot Wax, Gatherer’s Gold and Stocky Red. If that list brings tears to your eyes, don’t worry, the last two varieties are sweet and should mellow out that heat a little!

Nicolas, our garden coordinator, started this project 5 years ago, giving students a chance to see how a real food product is grown, tended, harvested, produced, packaged, and consumed!

Welcome back to school! Serendipity Center is celebrating 40 YEARS of therapeutic education as we kick off the 2018-2019 school year! 40 YEARS of incredible work providing the best environment for our students to heal and become educated, productive community members. 40 YEARS of dedication to education, mental health, transition and wellness equals of TRANSFORMATIVE WORK!

Are you a Fred Meyer shopper? It’s easy to support the students at Serendipity Center! Fred Meyer donates over $2 million each year to nonprofits and community groups throughout the Pacific Northwest.

All you have to do is link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Serendipity Center. The more you purchase with your card, the more students at Serendipity will be helped.

The 2018 Youth Opportunity Breakfast is A complimentary and informational event hosted by Serendipity Center designed to shape the conversation of therapeutic education in the state of Oregon. This complimentary event is our forum for engaging our peers in the educational field and interested community members in discussion intended to build understanding and support for all children challenged by disability and/or trauma.

There were many opportunities to give to students and families in need. Our community partners came through with support in a big way. Some chose to donate to our clothing closet by providing new warm coats and winter weather clothing. Some chose to donate to our food pantry with gift cards and monetary donations, which provide families in need nutritional food or utility assistance over the extended holiday school closure. Others chose to participate in our annual “Adopt a Class” holiday celebration which embodies our belief that every child should experience joy in each day. We were very touched at the heartfelt giving and support this year, which has already brought joy to our children and relief to some of our families this season.