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 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 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

2021 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast: The Dream Then and Now

Join us for the 9th Annual MLK Prayer Breakfast being hosted on January 18 at 7:00 a.m.

Leading Bravely Workshop with Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil

Join us as we host Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil in her "Leading Bravely" workshop to equip church and community leaders towards building reconciling communities. 

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Falcon Formation

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