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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Self Enhancement, Inc.

Youth Potential Realized (Multi-Service Organization)

three stars

88.70

3920 North Kerby Avenue Portland, OR 97227
tel: (503) 249-1721   Web Site
EIN: 93-1086629

Board Leadership
Justin Delaney
Board Chair

CEO
Tony Hopson, Sr.
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.70 three stars
  Financial 84.02 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

For 35 years, Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI) has become one of Portland's most successful and long-running youth development programs, helping transform and create new opportunities for over 10,000 young people of color in this community. We do this by providing our kids with superior programs in academics, athletics, cultural exploration and community service. Our result: a high-quality population of positive, motivated individuals who are prepared for their next step into employment or higher education.

Statistics say without help, most at-risk urban kids aren't going to make it. More than half of African American students drop out of high school. SEI defies the statistics and reverses the trends. We see the productive community members these students will become, and we help them make it a reality. These kids don't merely succeed. They give back to their communities, start businesses, influence others & provide opportunities for new generations of at-risk youth.

For 35 years, Self Enhancement, Inc. (SEI) has become one of Portland's most successful and long-running youth development programs, helping transform and create new opportunities for over 10,000 young people of color in this community. We do this by providing our kids with superior programs in academics, athletics, cultural exploration and community service. Our result: a high-quality population of positive, motivated individuals who are prepared for their next step into employment or higher education.

Statistics say without help, most at-risk urban kids aren't going to make it. More than half of African American students drop out of high school. SEI defies the statistics and reverses the trends. We see the productive community members these students will become, and we help them make it a reality. These kids don't merely succeed. They give back to their communities, start businesses, influence others & provide opportunities for new generations of at-risk youth.

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Financial

three stars

84.02

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
81.6%
  Administrative Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.15
  Program Expenses Growth 15.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 71.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Self Enhancement, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Self Enhancement, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Self Enhancement, Inc. (OR) 88.70 three stars
Girls Inc. of Memphis (TN) 86.32 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Cradle of Liberty Council (PA) 90.31 four stars
Youth Empowerment Project (LA) 90.85 four stars
A Place Called Home (CA) 93.97 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,783,186
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $13,820,479
Total Contributions $16,603,665
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $16,603,665
   Other Revenue $858,925
TOTAL REVENUE $17,462,590
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,342,996
   Administrative Expenses $2,272,291
   Fundraising Expenses $570,899
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $18,186,186
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-723,596
   
Net Assets $2,482,773

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Community and Family Programs $7,240,521 47.2%
Core Program $5,473,768 35.7%
Non-Core Youth Program $1,722,578 11.2%

Within the last year, this charity had a CN Advisory removed. Read More

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 88.70 three stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 86.57 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 86.24 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 85.27 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 85.00 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 83.22 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 83.06 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 81.31 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 86.43 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 84.35 three stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 92.61 four stars
2010-06 07/01/2012 96.72 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 94.06 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 95.38 four stars
2008-06 12/01/2009 93.12 four stars
2007-06 08/01/2009 92.41 four stars
2006-06 04/01/2008 81.42 three stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 92.79 four stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 81.15 three stars

Historical CN Advisories

10/26/2018-07/01/2019: Moderate Concern Advisory

In accordance with our policy for removing CN Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Moderate Concern CN Advisory for the Self Enhancement, Inc. on July 1, 2019, because the issues that prompted the CN Advisory have been resolved. Specifically:
 
 
Charity Navigator had published a Moderate Concern CN Advisory on Self Enhancement, Inc. because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:
 
  • On October 13, 2018, The Oregonian reported on the charges of improper conduct allegedly taking place at Self Enhancement, Inc. in an article titled, "Nonprofit to help Portland students had sexualized work environment, lawsuit says." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory as the allegations have yet to be confirmed. For more information regarding this matter, please see The Oregonian article.

    • On October 15, 2018, The Oregonian published an article titled, "Portland nonprofit denies claims of sexual harassment, relationships with students." For more information, please see The Oregonian article.

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 93-1086629
Name in IRS Master File SELF ENHANCEMENT INC
NTEE Code Z99
NTEE Classification Unknown
NTEE Type Unknown
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 1993
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$271,862 1.49% Tony L. Hopson President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Self Enhancement, Inc. (OR) 88.70 three stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound (WA) 91.64 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, California Inland Empire Council (CA) 86.56 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati (OH) 87.65 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Cradle of Liberty Council (PA) 90.31 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Self Enhancement, Inc.
3920 North Kerby Avenue
Portland, OR 97227
tel: (503) 249-1721
fax: (503) 287-0840
EIN: 93-1086629

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Board Leadership

Justin Delaney
Board Chair

CEO

Tony Hopson, Sr.
President, CEO

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