3toPhD® believes education is so much more than just tests, lesson plans, and even classrooms. It’s a holistic environment that enables students to thrive. One that empowers them with all the tools they need to learn and grow, like nutrition, healthcare, and proper clothing. Our groundbreaking program takes education beyond the classroom by nurturing students’ whole selves, leading not with quotas but with compassion. Not with test scores, but with heart.

3toPhD® IS A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN…

Concordia University-Portland
PPS
Faubion
basics
Kaiser
Trillium

Faubion School

The home of this groundbreaking new education model is a three-story, 138,000 square foot facility, serving pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade students, as well as Concordia students, faculty, and staff. The first 3toPhD® program, located in Portland, Oregon, leverages public-private partnerships between Concordia University, Portland Public Schools' Faubion School, Trillium Family Services, Basics (formerly Pacific Foods), and Kaiser Permanente.

Faubion School

3toPhD® FEATURES

health
HEALTH

Kaiser Permanente's Wellness Center and Trillum Family Services mental health services, available for Faubion and Concordia students, family, faculty and staff.

safety
SAFETY

Helping bridge the achievement gap is about more than education alone. 3toPhd® offers a "wrap-around" model that serves the entire community.

education
EDUCATION

Housed within 3toPhD®, Concordia's College of Education students work daily with PreK-8 students—serving as mentors, tutors, and literacy coaches.

3toPhD® FEATURED NEWS | VIEW THE ARCHIVE

Meyer Memorial Trust Grant Builds Capacity for Collaboration

In an effort to help break the cycle of generational poverty and inequality, 3 to PhD aims to create safer, healthier and more educated communities by reducing health disparities and increasing educational attainment for historically underserved and vulnerable populations.

Grant Improves Students’ Dental Health at In-school Wellness Center

Concordia University received a grant of $59,064 from Kaiser Permanente to promote dental health as part of the 3toPhD® initiative, a collaboration between Concordia University, Portland Public Schools’ Faubion School,  Trillium Family Services, basics, and Kaiser Permanente.

3toPhD® Welcomes New Collaboration Director

Kevin Bacon, a 32-year educator in the Portland area, assumed the role of 3toPhD® Collaboration Director on July 30, 2018. Bacon will work closely with all five 3toPhD core providers – Concordia University, Portland Public Schools’ Faubion School, Kaiser Permanente, Trillium Family Services, and Basics – to restore the school as the heartbeat of the community.

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