Who we are
Our vision is a creative community that encourages life long learning where we live learn and play.
It is the mission of Serendipity Educational Resources to rediscover the natural pathways that inspire creativity and lifelong learning.
- We believe it is our organizational responsibility to create the community conditions that will allow us to become an enduring institution.
- We believe in the importance of welcoming and celebrating diversity and individuality tempered with mutual respect.
Founded in 2002, Serendipity Educational Resources began as an early childhood and out of school time training and technical assistance organization. In 2004, the organization piloted the School-Age Mentoring Assistance Project for the Arizona School-Age Coalition. In 2005, it became the Arizona affiliate for Destination ImagiNation supporting educators in implementing their high quality creativity and creative problem solving program in gifted classrooms and out of school time programs. At the forefront of the National School-Age Movement, SER was one of the early members of the Arizona School-Age Network.
In 2009, SER widened its support services through the creation of the Social Incubator, providing the same high quality training and technical assistance to a new population, social entrepreneurs and organizations. Our clients have included companies such as Infinite Spectrum Productions, Kaity’s Way, the Institute for Comics Studies, Cartoon Classroom in the UK, and the Arizona Pop Culture Museum.
The Serendipity Center for Informal Learning concept was introduced in 2010 based on the research needs of incubator clients and local interest. Since is inception in 2011, the SCIL has supported informal learning through summer camps, workshops, and community building events.