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 and Seattle Pacific University. As a center that seeks to live into the legacy of reconciliation and community development from Dr. John Perkins, he has described it as “the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.”

For this fall quarter we are still providing ways to stay connected through community engagement and reflect on reconciliation work.

Through Latreia, SPRINT, and Urban Involvement, students are able to learn and practice principles of community development through their experiences of community engagement and within transformative partnership.

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

News and events

SPU Screening of Just Mercy

SPU Screening of Just Mercy 

On Tuesday, January 28, JPC hosted a screening of Just Mercy for SPU campus at AMC Pacific Place. A conversation with community partner, Sean Goode, Executive Director of Choose 180, followed the viewing. A JPC Resource Guide for community conversations was created for this occasion.

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Falcon Formation

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