Madison Ceaser Jr. strides into Self Enhancement Inc.’s building in North Portland at 8:30 a.m. with a Burger King sausage croissant and a mocha.
He smiles at the receptionist and walks to the cafeteria of the nonprofit agency that serves at-risk, urban youths.
“Hi Mr. Ceaser, how ya doing?” one student asks. “You miss us?”
“That’s why I be up here,” he says.
Wearing his Portland police uniform, he eases into a seat among a group of girls and removes his food from its wrapper.