Grand Opening – August 29 2017

WHAT IS 3 TO PHD®?

3 to PhD is a trailblazing educational model to create safer, healthier and more educated communities from early learning through Pursuing one’s Highest Dreams (PhD). The goal is to close the opportunity gap for the most vulnerable children and families.

3 to PhD restores school as the heartbeat of the community and includes wrap-around services for children and families: early childhood education, health & wellness programs, STEAM (science, technology engineering, arts and math) educational opportunities, and one-on-one tutors, mentors and coaches from Concordia.

Concordia University + Faubion School

Working Together for Students

Concordia’s College of Education is one of the largest and most respected in the U.S. Its education students already serve as tutors, coaches and mentors and fulfill their field experience at Faubion School. More than 300 Concordia volunteers support Faubion’s education programs each year.

3 to PhD graduates are prepared to pursue their highest dreams and engage in post-secondary education, careers and community life.

3 to PhD is truly an exemplary model of vision and partnership. Once complete, this will be the first of its kind in the nation to combine a public school with a private university’s teacher preparation program.

Dr. Nancy GoldenChief Education Officer to former Governor John Kitzhaber

3 to PhD is an excellent model because it relies on public–private sector partnerships. It’s the sort of model that can and should be replicated.

Charlie HalesCity of Portland Mayor

The seamless, blessed union of Faubion and Concordia remains the hallmark collaboration in the Portland Public Schools system.

Steve DuinMetro ColumnistThe Oregonian

We’re trying to revolutionize what we’re doing in education. We are allowing Concordia students to become top notch urban educators by giving them a school where they can actually practice their craft as they’re learning.

Jen McCalleyFaubion Principal

Reading coaching, as an element of the broader Concordia-Faubion partnership on 3 to PhD, is making a real difference to help eliminate inequalities and close the opportunity gap.

Sarah HallConcordia student and Volunteer reading coach

Miss Sarah helps me learn to read. Now I want to be a teacher because I like to teach little kids to learn.

KatyFaubion School 4th grader
Photo of a Concordia student tutoring a Faubion 4th grader

3 to PhD is a partnership between…

 

KAISER-PERMANENTE GRANT FUNDS DENTAL SERVICES FOR FAUBION COMMUNITY

Providing dental services inside the school minimizes missed class time for students, missed work time for parents, and addresses the link between dental health and students’ ability to remain focused on learning. The 3 to PhD Wellness Center is devoted to health, wellness and nutrition. Read more…

NEW EDUCATION MODEL INSPIRED BY 3 to PHD

The new teacher preparation curriculum to be introduced this fall at Concordia University immerses future teachers from day one into school environments, instead of waiting several terms before beginning student teaching experiences. The early and often clinical field experiences helps drive classroom discussions, theory and coursework. Read more…

3 to PhD EARNS HEALTH INNOVATION AWARD

3 to PhD® was recognized with the Health Innovation Impact Award at the fourth annual Elevating Impact Summit hosted by Portland State University on Feb. 13, 2017. The Impact Awards recognize regional social entrepreneurs and innovative teams using passion, talent, and entrepreneurial approaches to generate positive social and environmental impact. Read more…

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