About the John Perkins Center at SPU
Founded in 2004, the John Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development at SPU became a first of-its-kind partnership among the John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation of Jackson, Mississippi, Seattle Pacific University, and Christian community leaders throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Commitments of the Perkins Center
- Build bridges, partnerships, and collaborative programs to serve the urban community in Seattle and beyond.
- Engage and train Christian leaders in the work of reconciliation and community development.
- Facilitate thoughtful reflection and scholarship nationally on reconciliation and community development.
- Recruit more students, faculty, and staff of color for the SPU community and continuing to shape our own campus culture to model racial and ethnic reconciliation and community health and wholeness.