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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

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DESIGN IS DESTINY:
SCHOOLS OF THE FUTURE

5pm, April 17, 2018 – Design Week Portland featured a talk and tour of 3 to PhD. The chief architect, principal, university faculty, and community organizers shared insights from co-creating this first-of-its-kind school for 800+ students and their families in NE Portland.

Design Week Portland runs April 14-21 – Check it out!

MEYER MEMORIAL TRUST GRANT BUILDS CAPACITY FOR COLLABORATION

Meyer Memorial Trust has awarded 3 to PhD a three-year grant of $156,035 to evaluate new methods used to improve system design and increase the odds that programming and interventions support student learning by meeting children’s basic needs.  Read more…

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…

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