• SE Works

    7916 SE Foster Rd
    Portland, OR  97206

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    Fostering Successful Futures through positive relationships, education and career development


    Our small classes and individualized instruction, led by full-time certified teachers, assist students to prepare for the GED and post-secondary studies. Along the way, our non-traditional approach makes learning fun through a variety of activities and exploring the community. Classes meet daily—Monday through Thursday—and the class size never exceeds 15. In addition to the GED classes each week, students attend a weekly College and Career Class.  Students have opportunities to participate in after-school activities, and participate in work experiences or internships.


    While earning a GED, students work with support staff to identify a post-secondary plan.  Our staff work with youth to discover which career choices best fit their skills and interests, then we connect them with employer partners for work experiences, such as paid internships or employment opportunities.  We also work with young people as they enroll in college or vocational training programs that fit their career goals.


    Youth work together in and out of the classroom to achieve their goals. Our community-based environment encourages students to work together and support each other.  While enrolled in the program, students meet regularly with youth advocates who help them address any challenges and identify future goals. Our school community volunteers provide youth with one-on-one encouragement toward academic achievement, higher self-esteem and healthy life choices.


    Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Includes the College and Career Class and one-on-one advising.  Students begin with individual tutoring and when they are academically ready, enter GED level classes.  An on-site test center allows students access to official GED testing every month.


    Students must be:

    • 17-20 years of age
    • A resident of the Portland Public School District



Vivian Scott
Director, Youth Education and Career Development