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.

Introducing Serendipity’s Believe In Me Stories …

As Belinda Marier, Executive Director of Serendipity states, “Believe In Me” reflects the heart of who we are as a therapeutic school. Serendipity believes in every child’s ability to heal, grow and become responsible community members. Our new video series, Believe In Me Stories, shares what makes Serendipity a special and critically needed school. The stories reveal that when we believe in students, when they are supported in the right environment, amazing things are possible.

Pearls of Hope is next Thursday! Serendipity is excited to invite all of our friends, community leaders, and generous donors for an elegant and joyous night of fun and community building. Please join us Thursday, April 27th at Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland to support the students of Serendipity and celebrate our innovative therapeutic education program.

All net proceeds raised by the event are channeled toward making a difference in the lives of our students and community. This year our goal is to raise $150,000. Please help us reach our goal! We hope to see you there. Click the link below to purchase your tickets.

In the fall of 2016 Serendipity Center started it’s first chess club! By partnering with the Chess for Success program Serendipity gained access to a tremendous intervention and educational support resource provided at no cost to families. We have had new players of all ages learning the game together in the morning and afternoon sessions and for many students it has been an awesome breakfast activity to start the day! Read more

Serendipity Center would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all of the individuals, businesses, and friends who helped spread joy and cheer to all of our students and families this holiday season. Thank you to our invaluable community partners who supported our students and families by providing food assistance over the holiday break and classroom gifts of games and skill building activities. This long list includes the employees of Brown & Brown NW, the patrons of Glendoveer Golf Course, Central East Portland Rotary, St. Joseph the Worker’s Peace and Justice Committee, and the many, many, individuals and groups of people who adopted Serendipity classrooms this year.

Serendipity’s mission to provide students with the best environment to heal and become educated, productive community members is made possible by our committed community partners. Thank you for your confidence and continued support. We couldn’t do this without you.

From Serendipity Center’s staff, students and board of directors, we wish you a very happy holiday season and a happy new year!

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, it’s time to focus on making a difference in the lives of the children who need your support. This year Serendipity Center is excited to participating in #GivingTuesday a celebration of non-profits we love. This year, your #GivingTuesday gift to Serendipity Center will ensure that the children of Serendipity continue to receive the critical care necessary to fulfill their potential. But we can’t do it without your help.

Here are some things you can do to support Serendipity Center:
1.) Make a donation online today
2.) Link Serendipity Center to your Fred Meyer rewards card
3.) Name Serendipity Center your non-profit on Amazon Smile

Thank you for your continued support and belief in Serendipity’s mission to provide students with the best environment to heal and become educated, productive community members.

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