Serendipity was delighted to share our school with Sam Breyer, the Superintendent Multnomah Education Service District. The Multnomah Education Service District (MESD) is an educational cooperative that provides a wide variety of programs and services on a regional basis to school districts in Multnomah County and beyond. MESD is one of 19 ESDs in Oregon.
Photo: L-R Belinda Marier, Executive Director and Sam Breyer, Superintendent Multnomah Education Service District. 

Thank you so much to The Oregon Public House for hosting the Serendipity Center as their Charity of the Day on Monday! And a huge thank you to The Oregonian and Sean Sterling for coming out to the pub to help us share the story of the amazing work Serendipity is doing! Check out the Video Below!



We will be sharing all about Serendipity’s mission from 11 am – 4 pm downstairs in the pub and presenting our Portraits of Hope Gallery from 4 -7 pm upstairs above the pub in the Village Ballroom. This will be the first public showing of these beautiful portraits depicting Serendipity’s powerful stories of transformation.

A portion of all food/beverages bought will benefit Serendipity so even if you can’t attend the Gallery Event please stop by for lunch or a quick pint!

We were delighted to share our school with Luke McMurray, VP of Member Engagement and Jacklyn Olive, Community Relations Specialist at Clackamas Federal Credit Union last week.  Luke and Jacklyn toured the school to learn more about our unique program of education, mental health, transition and wellness. A big thanks to Clackamas Federal Credit Union for visiting Serendipity!

Photo: L- R: Luke McMurray, VP of Member Engagement – Clackamas Federal Credit Union, Jacklyn Olive, Community Relations Specialist – Clackamas Federal Credit Union, Belinda Marier,  Executive Director – Serendipity Center

We are thrilled to announce that on 11/11 Serendipity will be Oregon Public House’s Charity of the Day!

This will be a fantastic opportunity to bring your friends and family to the pub to drink a pint, eat great food and support the Serendipity Center at the same time! You won’t want to miss it! We will be sending out more details about the event in the coming weeks but for now, SAVE THE DATE, 11/11 on your calendar!

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! 


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.