READY, SET, GO!

Dear Supporters of PiFO, Life with Covid has been challenging for everyone! Our PiFO/Corban extension in the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI) is no exception. State guidelines have kept us from being able to offer in-person instruction. However, our first year cohort began instruction in early October through packets that are delivered to OSCI weekly.…

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UPDATE: Second Classroom

Here is a photo our second classroom at OSCI. It is one of two new classrooms which will provide space for 25 students each. The desks were assembled by our students. In addition to the two classrooms, the remodeled space designated for the Corban extension includes a study hall, computer lab, a special area for…

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Jason, an instrument of HOPE

Dear Friends and Supporters of PiFO, Education is the biggest factor in reducing the rate of recidivism for men and women coming out of prison. A college degree reduces the rate by over 50%. When you add the element of moral and spiritual transformation to the degree, the rate skyrockets! This is exactly what PiFO…

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Meet Professor Dan

Dear Supporters of PiFO, Great news! Classes for our first cohort have begun. Our second cohort of AICs (adults in custody) will begin classes in a few weeks. Over the last year I have introduced you to the professors from Corban University who will be teaching our students in the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI).…

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Meet Professor Gina!

Dear Friends and Supporters of PiFO, The start of classes at the Corban extension in the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI) have been delayed to mid-November due to some COVID issues. Notwithstanding this delay, I am excited to introduce you to another Corban instructor, Professor Gina Ochsner. She is a gifted author, speaker and teacher.…

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Meet Professor Sam!

Dear Supporters of PiFO, In October, the fall semester will begin at the Corban University extension in the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI). At the beginning of each semester, I let you know about the subjects that are going to be taught and the professors from Corban who will be teaching them. This week I…

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Prison…a sparrow’s perspective

Dear Friends and Supporters of PiFO, The mission of PiFO is to provide an opportunity for Oregon adults in custody (AICs) to obtain an accredited college degree. The goal is a BS degree emphasizing biblical training in Psychology, Social Services and Leadership. The vision of PiFO is to transform these AICs into spiritual and moral…

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You’ll Never Guess

Dear Friends and Supporters of PiFO, As I mentioned a few weeks ago, our second cohort of 25 men has been selected. Soon our new students will be transferred from other prisons around the state to the Oregon State Correctional Institution (OSCI) in Salem. The Corban classes are scheduled to begin in October of this…

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