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.”

Join us for the 2021 Perkins Lecture Series, Living into the Legacy: Women in Reconciliation. Learn more about the virtual offering of events April 27–29. 

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

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

John M. Perkins

Meet John. M. Perkins

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