Sabin SUN

  • What is SUN School?

    Sabin SUN, a program of Self Enhancement, Inc (SEI), aims to improve the lives of children, their families and the community by extending the school day and developing schools as "community centers" in their neighborhoods. SUN Community Schools strive to be a community "hub." For young people to be strong and healthy, their families need to be stable and their communities need to be safe and supportive.  

    Sabin SUN Community School is a collaboration of Multnomah County, City of Portland, Department of Human Services, Portland Parks and Recreation, Self Enhancement, Inc. and Portland Public Schools.


    Is SUN daycare? No.  While SUN does offer free extended day programming, it should not be looked at as free daycare.  SUN does not run consistently throughout the school year.  It only runs Monday-Thursday in eight week increments.  Enrollment is also not guaranteed as we often have more students sign-up then we have spots for and carry a wait-list.  SUN should, however, be looked at as a chance for academic enrichment and socialization.

    Is childcare offered at Sabin? Yes.  Neighborhood House offers before and after school care at Sabin. They can be reached at 503-756-2761

    Do you offer Adult Fitness classes? Yes! And all classes are FREE! VIRTUAL Adult Yoga is offered every Tuesday from 5:30-6:30pm.  Adult Zumba is offered every Wednesday Outside or in the Gym from 5:30pm-6:30pm.  Please note that Adult classes follow the SUN school term schedule.  *Due to COVID restrictions, child care will no longer be offered during Zumba class.

    Is there a cost to SUN? No, all classes are free!

    Does SUN run on no school or teacher in-service days? No.  If school is closed, there is no SUN school. The same policy applies to inclement weather.  If school is closed due to weather, there is no SUN school.  

    Can SUN help with Rental or Utility Assistance? Yes! Please contact Site Manager if you are need of these resources and a referral can be made to SEI's Community and Family Programs department.  We are here to help! Site Manager can be reached at:


    Important 2021-22 dates and information: 

    Winter SUN programming Dates: January 10th - February 24th, 2022

    Winter registration materials available on: Tuesday, December 7th


    *Due to staffing shortages and additional safety measures, we will be offering a smaller number of classes with fewer students.

    Questions? Please email SUN Site Manager, Rachel Prust at


    The SEASON of Sharing is back! Please see the attached flyer! 

    Season of Sharing 2021




    If you are in need of food resources, below is a list of current FOOD PANTRY sites:

    Patrick Lynch Elementary: Tuesdays: 4-6pm

    Reynolds High School: Last Tuesday of every month: 2-5pm

    Woodlawn Elementary: Wednesdays: 3:30-6:30pm

    Roosevelt High School: Fridays: 3-5pm


    SUN Community School Partners Sabin SUN is proud to partner with Habiba's Village, New Seasons, Oregon Food Bank, Mad Science, Saturday Academy, Motion Magic, Kids Like Languages, The Society for Syncopated Drummers, Musikhaus and Portland Early Learning Project to offer high quality extended day classes. Classes also include content in visual arts, music, drama, cooking, dance, and foreign language/culture.


  •           *Important Note*

    • Currently, EMAIL is the best way to contact Site Manager.