CityQuest Archive


Sprucing up the city: Incoming freshmen join SPU tradition of serving Seattle, SPU Voices


Engaging the culture: CityQuest 2015, In the Loop, parents e-newsletter, November 2015


Alumna harnesses student volunteer power to transform urban forest, Response Spring 2014


  • West Seattle Blog reported on CityQuest projects at Genesee Hill School, West Seattle and White Center.
  • View photos from CityQuest's work at John C. Little Park.
  • Read the CityQuest 2011 post-event review. (PDF)[put /perkins/students/cityquest/documents/CityQuest2011Post-EventReview-Web.pdf into the media library]


  • In partnership with BECU, 730 new and returning SPU students engaged in service during CityQuest 2010.
  • CityQuest 2010 was featured in the Shoreline Area News, reporting on the work of University Scholars classes at Food Lifeline.
  • Visit the 2010 CityQuest site list for a complete list of CityQuest 2010 projects.
  • View the CityQuest Kickoff Rally on i-Tunes University. [Broken link]
  • Read the CityQuest 2010 post-event review. (PDF) [put /students/cityquest/documents/CityQuest2010Post-EventReview-Web.pdf into the media library]


  • In partnership with BECU, 700 new and returning SPU students spent September 26, 2009, engaged in service with 32 community organizations around Seattle.
  • Read the CityQuest 2009 Post-Event Review [add /perkins/students/cityquest/documents/CityQuest2009Post-EventReviewWeb.pdf to media library] for stats and impact.
  • See photos from CityQuest 2009 on the John Perkins Center’s Flickr page.
  • Fremont Universe announced CityQuest’s arrival in its neighborhood.
  • Forest Stewards at the Cheasty Greenspace received media attention for their project and their ongoing connection to SPU through CityQuest and Sharpen.
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