Concordia University Wisconsin

Concordia University Wisconsin is part of the Concordia University System, a nationwide network of colleges and universities that are each independently run but all affiliated with The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. The campus in Mequon, Wisconsin, serves approximately 6,000 students, includes six academic schools, offers more than 70 majors/programs, has a 90% job placement rate, and 40% of its traditional students identify as Lutheran.

Primary Focus: INVEST Teacher Pipeline

Lutheran Affiliation: LCMS

Operating Budget: $115,857,079

Programs: Project INVEST is an innovative, Christian-values based accelerated educational degree and licensure program which develops professional staff into licensed teachers. All candidates within the program are currently employed as professional staff within area school systems and, upon program completion, will be qualified to serve as licensed classroom educators, providing children in socioeconomically disadvantaged communities a path to success and hope only possible through Christ.

Eligible participants are actively recruited from these eight school systems: LUMIN, HOPE Schools, Messmer Catholic Schools, Milwaukee College Prep, Brown Deer Schools, St. Anthony Schools, Seton Catholic Schools, and the Menomonee Falls Schools District.

Who is Served: 75% of the students in Project INVEST fall in the federal category of low-income households and 95% are people of color. And, the schools were these eventual teachers are working serve low-income neighborhoods and primarily students of color, with the exception of the Menomonee Falls School District.

Location: 12800 N. Lake Shore Drive, Mequon, WI 53097