History of the Sojourner Education Foundation (SEF)

When North Clackamas School District reclassified Sojourner School from a charter to a magnet school in 2012, several highly-valued program elements were in jeopardy due to the non-certification of instructional Artists-in-Residence and the cost-prohibitive nature of filling these roles with certified teachers. These included Violin, Spanish, Orff and Flow. A small group of parents worked together to negotiate with the district and created the Sojourner Education Foundation (SEF) in order to preserve the Sojourner program.

Now, the Sojourner community votes annually to raise the money through SEF for the purpose of funding these special programs. The money SEF generates is used to pay for some program elements directly, with financial support for others paid to the North Clackamas School District. Other functions of the Sojourner Education Foundation include championing the vision of the Sojourner program, negotiating with the School District and managing Sojourner’s Marimba Program in cooperation with our Artist-in-Residence, Shera Sinell.

 

Upcoming Events

Jun
27
Tue
11:00 am Summer Park Playdate @ Risley Park
Summer Park Playdate @ Risley Park
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am
Join us for a Sojourner Summer Park Playdate at Risley Park! It’s a casual and fun way for students and parents to spend time together while school is out for Summer. Bring a picnic if[...]
Jul
12
Wed
5:00 pm Summer Park Playdate @ Village Green Park
Summer Park Playdate @ Village Green Park
Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm
Join us for a Sojourner Summer Park Playdate at Village Green Park! It’s a casual and fun way for students and parents to spend time together while school is out for Summer. Bring a picnic[...]
Jul
20
Thu
11:00 am Summer Park Playdate @ Water Tower Park
Summer Park Playdate @ Water Tower Park
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am
Join us for a Sojourner Summer Park Playdate at Water Tower Park! It’s a casual and fun way for students and parents to spend time together while school is out for Summer. Bring a picnic[...]
Jul
25
Tue
5:00 pm Summer Park Playdate @ Sojourner School Playground
Summer Park Playdate @ Sojourner School Playground
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm
Join us for a Sojourner Summer Park Playdate at Sojourner School Playground! It’s a casual and fun way for students and parents to spend time together while school is out for Summer. Bring a picnic[...]
Aug
4
Fri
11:00 am Summer Park Playdate @ Trillium Park
Summer Park Playdate @ Trillium Park
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for a Sojourner Summer Park Playdate at Trillium Park! It’s a casual and fun way for students and parents to spend time together while school is out for Summer. Bring a picnic if[...]