About the John Perkins Center

The John Perkins Center at Seattle Pacific University disciples students through community engagement, so that they might become leaders in the areas of justice, community development, and reconciliation.

Founded in 2004, the Center is a University-based partnership with the John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation, grounded in Christian community development principles of the "three Rs", and operates at the intersection between campus and community.

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The vision of the Center is to see generations of global urban leaders, organizations, and institutions engaging the culture and changing the world by modeling reconciliation and contributing to community health and wholeness.

Whether on campus, in the city, or internationally, the Perkins Center at SPU serves as a resource by working with, and equipping leaders for, the work of reconciliation and community development in diverse and global communities.

Commitments of the JPC

  • 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 on reconciliation and community development
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About Seattle Pacific

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