John Perkins Center

for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development

John Perkins

Founded in 2004, the John Perkins Center is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation of Jackson, Mississippi, Seattle Pacific University, and Christian community leaders throughout the Pacific Northwest. Dr. John Perkins has described it as “the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.”

Through CityQuest, Latreia, SPRINT, and Urban Involvement, students can serve and learn cross-cultural competence and explore vocational calling.

Students can choose from these academic programs to participate in the work of reconciliation, as well as understand the theological realities in today’s world.

Meet the reconciliation advocate and evangelical civil rights leader behind the Perkins Center.

News and events

CityQuest 2018

Incoming students fan out across greater Seattle on September 22, the Saturday before Autumn Quarter classes begin. Learn more.

SPRINT 2018 to Colombia

Be part of the team supporting students on our Barranquilla, Colombia, immersion experience — through your giving and their fundraising.

Urban Involvement

Engage with community partners by joining an Urban Involvement team to learn from and build community with one of our 11 partners around Seattle.

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Falcon Formation

Discover how vital “Falcon Formation” is to student life and learning at Seattle Pacific.