Student Leaders: Urban Involvement

What is UI?

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Urban Involvement connects SPU students to a variety of community organizations through weekly service teams and quarterly immersion experiences.

UI is facilitated by student leaders, supported through the Associated Students of Seattle Pacific (ASSP), and under the mentorship of John Perkins Center staff.

Connecting Divergent Stories

Connecting Divergent Stories: A Muslim, A Christian, and Intersectional Leadership

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Upper Gwinn Commons

Students will examine the social issue of the policing black and brown bodies, through the lens of the relationship between SPU Professor Dr. Kimberly Segall, and Khawla Hadi, a former Iraqui refugee and psychologist for incoming refugees.

Watch this video interview with Dr. Segall to learn more about the event and how you can prepare for the dialogue.

Review one of the videos below to get a sense of what the conflict is about:


This event is presented by Urban Involvement and the Student Leadership Development Committee.


Get Involved!

Find a place to engage with one of our Urban Involvement teams.

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Which UI team fits your interests and time? 

2016 Urban Involvement Site Partners


Urban Plunge

Urban Plunge is a five-day immersion experience designed to help participants encounter people's stories and learn what resources are available to Seattle's homeless population.

Winter 2016 Urban Plunge:  December 9-13, 2016

Application deadline November 7.

Plunge Coordinator: Mackenzie Martin (

Interested in Urban Involvement? Contact the UI Core.

News and Events


Spend fall quarter serving with UI

Find a UI team to serve with in the Seattle area.  Contact a team leader for more info.

Urban Plunge

5-day immersion experience around homelessness.

December 9-13

Where do UI teams serve?


  • Pike Place Community Dinners
  • UGM Youth Services


  • Neighborhood House
  • Urban Impact @ Emerald City Commons
  • Rainier Beach High School


  • EYFO
  • Bridge Care Center
  • UGM White Center Remix
  • Cultural Companions


  • UGM Hope Place

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